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,...
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,...

Improving Contact Center Operations: Happiness All Around to a “T”

The contact center environment can be hectic—you probably have don’t have much time or patience for a third-party outsourcer telling you how to “transform” your call center operations. Right? You’re thinking: “Give me a...
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 most likely spend half of our waking life at work....
Fostering Loyalty with Customer Service Professionals

Fostering Loyalty with Customer Service Professionals

Do you ever feel like it’s impossible to keep great talent in a customer support environment? You’re not alone! Leaders all over the globe have been wrestling this issue since the invention of the...
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...
Coffee Talk in the Contact Center

Coffee Talk with Mark Brody

I’m sure many of you, like me, are fans of “Saturday Night Live” or “SNL.” One of my favorites was Mike Myers as the character Linda Richman in the Coffee Talk skits. “Oy! I’m...
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...
Changing Employee Engagement in the Contact Center

The Changing Landscape of Employee Engagement

Millennials and Gen Z employees are growing in influence of work organizations and cultures, especially call centers and customer service. According to a 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the median age of an...
The Value of Communities

The Value of Communities

I always find it interesting to talk with leaders of customer-centric companies about the strategies and practices that contribute to their success. Lately, I’ve noticed that there is one thing that almost every leader...
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...
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,...
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 this digital economy—and when it comes to customer expectations, the...
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...
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...
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 be with family and friends. Show your agents how much...
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 is a critical ingredient in a high-performing company. The best...
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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...
Employee Advocacy: Common Missteps to Avoid in a successful employee advocacy program at your contact center

Employee Advocacy: Common Missteps to Avoid

While a successful employee advocacy program can boost your company’s credibility, visibility and even revenue, the reality is that many companies attempt to launch one without ensuring that the key elements are in place....
Employee Advocacy is Rooted in Call Center Culture

Elements of an Employee Advocacy Program

If you are considering rolling out an employee advocacy program, there are a few critical core elements that need to be in place to be successful. According to Christopher Hannegan, Edelman’s executive vice president,...
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