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Susan Hash

Susan Hash
Susan Hash is the Editor of Contact Center Pipeline. She is a veteran business journalist with more than 20 years of specialized experience writing about customer care and contact centers.
Provide Call Center Staff Training in Customer Privacy Practices

Provide Staff Training in Customer Privacy Practices

With customer loyalty and profitability at stake, it’s important to have sound policies in place for managing and safeguarding customer information. Make sure that...
Getting Top Level Support

Getting Top-Level Support

How do you dispel the cost center image and focus your top-level executives' attention on the value that great service provides? That has been...
the mobile experience convenience

The Mobile Experience 
Is About Convenience

Consumers are starting to spend almost as much time using their smartphones and tablets as they spend watching television (127 minutes per day vs....
Home Working

Home-Agent Programs: 4 Common Mistakes

While the advantages of home-agent programs are undeniable, if your model is not well-defined, you’ll likely find yourself running into a few stumbling blocks...
Contact Center Pipeline Feb 2015 Issue

Cut New-Hire Turnover with a Realistic Job Preview

In their eagerness to attract the best talent, companies often oversell the frontline contact center agent’s job during the recruiting process, which only increases...

Inside View: Award-Winning Managers

What defines best-in-class performance? ICMI recently announced the finalists for its Global Contact Center Awards Program. The winners in each of the 12 categories...
Measuring FCR

Measuring FCR: Timing Affects Feedback Validity

Post-transaction surveys provide a customer-centric view of when first-contact resolution (FCR) has been achieved. But even with customer surveys, the most common methods often...
Training Social Care Agents

Coaching and Training Social Care Agents

If your contact center is among the many that are considering adding social media to the channel mix, one of your top considerations will...

Inside View: NCR Silver

One of the advantages of a small startup business is the flexibility to quickly adapt and respond to your customers’ needs. On the other...
VoC: Pinpoint the Calls that Matter

VoC: Pinpoint the Calls That Matter Most

One of the key advantages of a voice of the customer (VoC) platform over a traditional quality monitoring (QM) program is the ability to...
Empowerment drives continuous improvement mindset

Empowerment Drives Continuous Improvement Mindset

We operate in a fast-changing business environment. The processes that work well today can quickly become unwieldy and undercut your center’s performance tomorrow. Leading-edge...

A Glimpse Inside: Berlin Packaging

In this month’s Inside View column, Berlin Packaging’s Senior Manager of Business Development and Strategy Paul Mansour discusses how the company’s rapid growth through...