Five tips for leading millennial customer service agents in the call center

5 Tips for Leading Millennials

The millennial generation (those born between 1980 and 2000) has been described as the most high-maintenance workforce to date, but it can also be...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Consider an Internal Advocacy Program

Employee advocacy can be very impactful if there is a really clear and articulated business case for the program, and if every element of...
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...
Contact Center Trends - Employee Engagement

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: Employee Engagement

You would expect to see a feature article about trends at the beginning of the year. We did that. But things shift quickly in...
First Engage Yourself Book Excerpt by Zane Safrit

9 Things My Latest Book on Employee Engagement Lacks

To keep my latest book—First, Engage Yourself—short enough to read over, say, a long lunch, I omitted nine things. 1. Buzzwords and Wonky Terms...
Contact Center Agent Skills and Roles Evolving

Contact Center Skills & Roles Evolving

Contact centers are in the midst of significant strategic and technological changes that will have a lasting impact on the workforce. The explosion of...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Give Agents a Voice in Process Improvement

Despite the growing popularity of the collaborative corporate culture, the more traditional directive model is still common today. In a directive organization, leaders give...
Call-Center-Inside-View-Feature

Inside View: Pacific Life

Agility is key to success in today’s rapidly changing business environment. No operation is more familiar with the need to quickly adapt to changes...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Show Appreciation for Agents Working Holidays

Working on a major holiday is tough for anyone. Your agents’ bodies may be in the contact center, but their thoughts and hearts will...
Five ways to improve contact center agent engagement

5 Ways to Improve Engagement

Universities, consultants, authors and experts all have a lot to say about employee engagement. The attention paid to this topic is encouraging, as it...
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...
First Engage Yourself Book Excerpt by Zane Safrit

A New Approach to Employee Engagement

Albert Einstein defined insanity as ”doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.“ Business books rarely start with quotes from Einstein or...