Inside View: UPMC Health Plan

If the UPMC Health Plan contact center has a wall of fame for industry honors and awards, my guess is that it has long...
The Economics of Your Contact Center

Don’t Ignore the Economics of Your Contact Center

Fair warning: Reading this article could be painful for you. Not dentist-root-canal painful, more like exercising-again-after-taking-a-longer-break-than-you-should-have painful. But it may also give you a...
You Can’t Afford NOT to Pursue Knowledge Management

You Can’t Afford NOT to Pursue Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management (KM) may be the single most impactful technology to help centers address key goals: Reduce workload through greater self-service and shorter handle...
Trends in Healthcare Customer Service, Some May Surprise You

Trends in Healthcare… Some May Surprise You

In June, I attended the Healthcare Call Center Times Conference in Pittsburgh. It is always a well-attended event with great speakers and attendees of...
QA in an Omnichannel World

QA in an Omnichannel World

Customers expect choices when they need to reach out for service or support. They want to interact with brands via their preferred channel, be...
How to Elevate Your Customer and Agent Experience

How to Elevate Your Customer and Agent Experience

The contact center world is getting increasingly more complex. New technologies and communication channels are coming out every year, and customers’ and employees’ expectations...
3 Easy Agent Appreciation Ideas

Top 10 Posts for Customer Service Week Inspiration

Happy Customer Service Week! No doubt you’ve already planned a week-long celebration for your customer care team that includes daily activities and recognition for...
Recognizing and Appreciating Others

Recognizing and Appreciating Others

In today’s world of social media, digital self-service, chatbots and AI, your frontline customer care agents are the voice of your brand and your...
QA in an Omnichannel World

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our October 2018 Issue

All the surveys tell us how important quality service is across contact channels. I haven’t seen a survey yet where customers say that service...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in September

The Labor Day holiday kicked off the month providing business leaders with the opportunity to reflect on the contributions of their workers and the...
The Evolution of Customer Service

The Evolution of Customer Service: Landline to AI

Back in the day when you had to call for a cab instead of opening up the Uber or Lyft app, the only way...
Clear Path to Healthcare Customer Service through the Contact Center

Clear Path to Healthcare Access… Four Pillars of Readiness

Access initiatives are taking place in a very high percentage of emerging healthcare “systems.” I don’t know about your neighborhood but where I roam...