With Independence Day here in the U.S. just a few days away, it gives me pause to think about where we are as a country and as an industry. Needless to say, we are facing enormous challenges on both fronts. Let’s reflect on what we, individually and collectively, can do to ease so much tension, worry and strife.
In our July issue, we discuss many of our industry challenges—agent stress during COVID-19, onboarding remotely, stressed-out customers, all while dealing with cloud solutions, data security and daily operations. Please enjoy the issue.
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Contact Center Pipeline July 2020
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Preventing Agent Burnout
By Susan Hash
Employees everywhere are at high risk of burnout. Take steps to mitigate stress overload during COVID-19.
Buyer’s Guide to Cloud Solutions
By Lori Bocklund
Three key areas that will ensure a successful relationship with your chosen cloud solutions vendor.
Contact Centers Today… A Management Balancing Act
By Kathleen M. Peterson
Three conditions leaders take on that contribute to a contact center circus atmosphere, minus the fun!
VIEW FROM THE SADDLE
Changes in Contact Center Latitudes, Changes in AI Attitudes
By Paul Stockford
The move to AI implementation will be faster than anyone originally thought.
RECRUITING & HIRING
Tips for Onboarding New-Hires Remotely
By Jessica West
Help new agents feel more connected by recreating the onboarding experience virtually.
20 Empathy Statements to Show Stressed-out Customers That You Care
By Leslie O’Flahavan
A practical list of empathy expressions to share with your frontline customer service heroes.
Three Things Seasoned Work-From-Home Leaders Always Get Right
By Michele Rowan
The secret sauce for making WFH hum for contact center organizations.
Secure at Home: Protecting Ourselves, Our Brand, Business and Customers
By Sangeeta Bhatnagar
Tips for increasing your security awareness to safeguard the customer experience.
Coaching During COVID-19: Six Remote-Coaching Tips for Call Centers
By Alan Fine
Going back to the basics can maintain—and improve—agent performance during a crisis.
Cloud-based Communication Tools Key to Maintaining Contact Center Operations
By Al Castle
Cloud-based solutions provide secret ingredient to weathering whatever storm may come to pass.
SPECIAL FEATURES THIS MONTH
INSIDE VIEW, Ian Stokol, CCXP
CXPA’s CX Impact Award winner shares his thoughts on the CX discipline and role.
PIPELINE SPONSOR WALL OF FAME | Human Numbers
Celebrating Our VIP Sponsors
In recognition and appreciation to Human Numbers, our July 2020 Wall of Fame Sponsor.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT | Moxie
Why the Call Center Was Already Collapsing—Even Before COVID-19
By Nikhil Govindaraj
Phone-based support was already struggling to meet the demands of an increasingly digital world. Facing the strain of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s simply no longer viable.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT | CommunityWFM
Redefining the Work Experience
By Todd Cotharin
Workforce management tools help to keep work-from-home agents informed and connected to supervisors and peers.
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