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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...
Practice Forgiveness

Practice Forgiveness

Have you heard of The Golden Rule? It’s common English phrasing is: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Golden Rule,...
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...
6th Anniversary

Six-Year Anniversary: Join Our Celebration

March 2009… that was our first issue of Contact Center Pipeline. It’s been six years since we launched our publication. I looked back to...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...

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...
First Engage Yourself Book Excerpt by Zane Safrit

Why Is Engagement Important?

A few thousand years ago, Aristotle articulated a simple truth when he wrote: Well begun is half-done. The first step, the step most often...
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...

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,...
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...
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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...

Create an Environment that Fosters Agent Engagement

As with practically all improvement activities, an engaged staff starts with the right hires. Passion is a requirement, but it needs to be driven...
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,...
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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...
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...
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