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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.
How to Prepare for 5 Customer Service Trends in 2019

How to Prepare for 5 Customer Service Trends in 2019

As organizations plan for success in 2019, emerging trends will influence how customer service is delivered. The evolving landscape will drive changes in how...

Keeping Call Center Agents from Causing Legal Liabilities and Undermining Relationships

Legal disclosures are everywhere—almost to the point of ad nauseam. They are found in everything from prescription drug ads that feature absurdly long lists...

How Changing Customer Attitudes Should Shape 2019 Contact Center Priorities

Digital technology has completely transformed the relationship between brands and customers. Interactions now extend beyond the point of purchase, taking place over a variety...
Contact Center Thieves and Holiday Hackers

Thwarting Thieves and Hindering Holiday Hackers

Holiday spending and the quickly evolving ways people buy and sell things was on my mind on a recent trip that took me through...
Call Center Authentication and Routing

5 Important Trends That Impact Contact Centers Today and into the Future

Trends drive business and social behavior, which is why we are always interested in observing and analyzing those that will impact contact centers and...
2018 Contact Center Technology Survey Reveals Critical Needs

Selecting the Right Technology Partner Should Be at the Top of Your Decision Criteria

A CCaaS Solutions Provider's CEO Offers His Thoughts on the 2018 Contact Center Technology Survey Findings As the second line of the 2018 Contact Center...
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...
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...
Letting Customers Depart Gracefully

Letting Customers Depart Gracefully

“Ride our bike for 50 days; if you don’t like it, return it, no questions asked.” “Cancel your subscription for those razor blades—it’s OK, we...
Unlock Your Employee Engagement Potential

Unlock Your Employee Engagement Potential

When I think about employee engagement, I relate it to a culture that includes things like trust, purpose, empowerment, development and recognition. We will...
Four Best Practices for Onboarding New Contact Center Employees

Four Best Practices for Onboarding New Contact Center Employees

Hiring and onboarding new employees are processes that no contact center manager takes lightly, especially since high agent turnover remains a top challenge. Compounding...
Now Entering the Workforce: Rethinking Jobs for Gen Z

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Many brands and organizations are focusing on recruiting and retaining younger workers, typically thought of as the millennial generation. On college campuses, however, professors...