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Interested in contributing a guest column to the Pipeline blog? We welcome instructional posts on contact center business strategy, staffing, customer experience, operations management, performance management, training & development and technology. Email your topic or story idea to Susan Hash at susan[at]contactcenterpipeline[dot]com.
Agent Engagement and the Customer Experience

Quick Tips to Help Call Center Agents Survive in 2018

I read countless articles on how to reduce stress in the call center and often wonder, “Why is the contact center environment so traumatic?”...
Is Outbound Telesales Making a Comeback?

Is Outbound Telesales Making a Comeback?

The death knell for outbound telesales has sounded countless times over the years. Aggressive cold-calling practices, fraudsters, scam artists, relentless robocalls… it’s easy to...
How Handprints on a Wall Can Drive Top-Line Growth

How Handprints on a Wall Can Drive Top-Line Growth

Without ever seeing our logo, you can tell you’re visiting a TELUS International site by the beautiful mosaic of colorful handprints that adorn our...
Data-Driven Advice for Providing Excellent Customer Service

Data-Driven Advice for Providing Excellent Customer Service

What qualifies an excellent customer service experience? We are all consumers who need a little help once in a while, so you would think...
How to Lower Agent Attrition in Your Contact Center

How to Lower Agent Attrition in Your Contact Center

The call center industry has one of the highest attrition rates in the world, and it is not a surprise. After all, who would...
The landscape for engaging with customers is changing fast.

Coming Soon to a Contact Center Near You!

The landscape for engaging with customers is changing fast. Consumers expect hyper-personalization—and they want a choice of ways to communicate with the companies with...
6 Common Sense Practices to Share with Work-at-Home Agents

6 Common Sense Practices to Share with Work-at-Home Agents

After more than 20 years in the on-demand contact center industry, I’ve come across some great work-from-home practices. And a few not-so-good ones, too. Whatever...
What to Expect for Contact Centers in 2018

What to Expect for Contact Centers in 2018

Of the most impactful priorities for contact centers in 2017, customer experience was at the top of the list. In a competitive landscape where...
The Value of Executive Management in Customer Service

The Value of Executive Management in Customer Service

As an executive in any organization that provides customer service, the worst possible message that you can receive is that “suddenly” a customer is...
PACE ASSOCIATION: Changing with the Times

PACE: Changing with the Times

The Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE) stands alone as the only trade association that provides advocacy, compliance, education and networking to the contact...
Create Value for Contact Center Clients Through Expanded Business Solutions

Create Value for Clients Through Expanded Business Solutions

Companies of all shapes and sizes have turned to contact centers for their one-of-a-kind proficiency and telecommunications experience since the conception of the call...
Digital Colleagues: Friend or Foe?

Digital Colleagues: Friend or Foe?

It might be time for some of us in the customer service industry to start dusting off our resumes. There’s new, tough competition for...