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Inside View: CARiD

When you think of brands that deliver service that “wows” customers, an automotive aftermarket parts and accessories business may not be the first thing that springs to mind. CARiD is working to change that. The...

Make Me Smile

Chicago’s first hit “Make Me Smile” broke into Billboard’s Top 10 in March 1970. The song was written by founding member James Pankow as part of a song suite consisting of several movements. Different...
Creating Career Paths for Contact Center Agents

Creating Career Paths for Agents

There is no doubt that technology has accelerated the pace of change in contact centers. Yet when it comes to the human element, some things have remained the same for decades. Agent turnover has...

10 Survival Tips for Call Center Agents in 2016

It’s no secret that the work of a call center agent requires saintly patience and nerves of steel, and as customer expectations go up, the job becomes ever more demanding. In fact, Gartner reports...
Contact Center Executive Outlook on Employee Engagement

Contact Center Executive Outlook on Employee Engagement

Employee engagement continues to top the lists of management challenges—and with good reason. It’s a complex issue that directly influences the business—positively or negatively—through staff retention, productivity, schedule adherence, workplace culture and morale, service...

Employee Engagement: 5 Lessons from a Pandemic

How engaged people are in their work depends on a myriad of factors from corporate culture to manager behavior, from daily tasks to what’s going on in their personal lives. Google the term “employee...

Invest in Your Human Capital in the Contact Center

Have you noticed how some companies never need to look too far to fill a position? Or, can easily retain talent and thrive in any economy—whether the markets are going up, down or sideways?...
Leading Millennial Contact Center Agents

Making the Millennial Connection: Leading Your Agents

I think it’s safe to say that millennials are a force to be reckoned with. Often referred to as “Generation Disruption,” their influence on the modern workplace is hard to deny. In recent years,...
Happy Employees Don’t Just Happen: Here’s How to Create Them

Happy Employees Don’t Just Happen: Here’s How to Create Them

Happy employees are the best kind. They work hard, keep customers loyal, and stick around to help your organization accomplish its mission. You definitely want them on your team. This is true in the...

How to Retain and Engage Your Best Contact Center Agents

Can you ever have enough high performers? Do you wish you could clone your best agents and make their outstanding performance the norm? Do you worry about losing your best team members once the...
Author Q and A

Author Q&A: First, Engage Yourself

We all know that creating positive customer experiences requires highly engaged employees. The link between employee engagement and overall organizational success has been proven again and again. Why, then, are organizations continuing to struggle with...
Leveraging the Voice of the Employee to Improve Engagement

Leveraging the Voice of the Employee to Improve Engagement

Enough with the big survey event! If you’re looking to improve employee engagement (and who isn’t, these days?), a simple annual questionnaire doesn’t cut it. Employees expect to have a voice in their organization,...

Knowledge Management: Four Selection Criteria to Increase Customer Lifetime Value

Knowledge management (KM) has become an important part of a contact center’s tech stack. In fact, according to Contact Center Pipeline’s 2020 contact center trends survey, of the top 20 challenges, “lack of, or...
Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

WITH DEBORAH GEFTEAS “Time flies when you’re having fun” is an idiom quite familiar to anyone that has been to a great party, family event, vacation or concert. First recorded around 1800, the idiom still...
5 Ways to Win with Gen Z Workers

5 Ways to Win with Gen Z Workers

Gen Z is known as the fastest-growing workforce in America right now. And although many employers might feel daunted by the influx of new workers who bring with them alternative thinking and work habits,...
Does Your Credit Union Need a Merger to Deliver Omnichannel Service?

Does Your Credit Union Need a Merger to Deliver Omnichannel Service?

Capitalism loves consolidation, and credit unions are no exception. Callahan & Associates’ creditunion.com reports there were 1,121 credit union mergers in the past five years, with 194 in 2018. What’s behind these mergers? Sure,...
Millennial Contact Center Company Culture

Making the Millennial Connection: Culture

If there is one thing that Alorica’s VP of Talent Acquisition Teri Morse believes is the “secret sauce” for attracting and retaining millennial employees, it’s having a welcoming, supportive company culture. She should know—millennials...

Answering the Personnel Call: Four Ways Contact Centers Can Enhance Agent Recruitment and Retention

While the competition for top talent intensifies across the business landscape, contact centers often feel the impact more than most. Top-performing contact centers require exceptional agents to lead a memorable and impactful customer experience...
Agent Engagement and the Customer Experience

Agent Engagement and the Customer Experience

What does it take to improve agent satisfaction and retention? Today, one of the key topics of discussion in most contact centers is the high cost of agent turnover and the subsequent need to improve...

Transform Your CX from Good to Great by Treating Your Agents Right

Sitting on the front lines of the contact center, agents are the personification of your brand. They provide the human-to-human connection that makes lasting impressions and supports more engaging customer experiences (CX). But, while...
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