Turnover… But Not the Good Kind

The word “turnover” can make either your mouth water or your head hurt. Blueberry turnovers are one of my favorite sweets in the summer… freshly picked wild blueberries wrapped up in puff pastry and...
Managing Attrition in a Strong Economy

Managing Attrition in a Strong Economy

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate is the lowest in 48 years. When the economy is strong and contact center jobs are plentiful, retaining your top talent can become...
How to Lower Agent Attrition in Your Contact Center

How to Lower Agent Attrition in Your Contact Center

The call center industry has one of the highest attrition rates in the world, and it is not a surprise. After all, who would not get burnt out listening to customer complaints and frustrations...
Contact Center Nation

You Can’t Rely on Luck to Retain Top Talent: Look to Loyalty, 21st Century...

Contact Center Nation is where passionate fans of the customer experience come to learn, share, connect and collaborate. We bring dynamic groups of Contact Center, Customer Service and Customer Experience Professionals together in person...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: 3 Practices for Retaining Top Talent

As the job market continues to improve, holding onto skilled service staff will be a top challenge for contact centers. Competitive wages are no longer enough to coax talented agents to stay, so forward-thinking...
Contact Center Agent Retention

Agent Retention: Closing the Revolving Door

We know that agent turnover—particularly among entry-level staff—is still the No. 1 challenge for contact centers. As Matt Stevenson, Mercer Partner and Leader of Mercer’s Workforce Strategy and Analytics group, pointed out, the growth...
Contact Center Agent Retention

Agent Turnover Still No. 1 Challenge for Contact Centers

High agent turnover has been a leading source of frustration in contact centers for decades. Despite dealing with rapidly evolving technologies, digital channel expansion and ever-increasing customer expectations in recent years, agent turnover remains...
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Agent Attrition: Time for a Change

“Well, you know, it is a call center.” That phrase always seems to be uttered at some point when discussing turnover at a contact center. It suggests a certain resignation to a situation that...
Lowering Agent Turnover in the Contact Center

Making the Case for Lower Turnover

In most contact centers, the executive team recognizes agent attrition as a necessary evil. They know there is some expense associated with it, but the general opinion is that the cost of the cure...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Why Do Agents Join?

New-hire surveys can help to identify the breakdowns in trust that can occur early on when new agents decide that the job is not what they expected—a common cause of new-hire turnover in contact...
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The Most Important Relationship for New-Hires

Study after study has highlighted the fact that employees don’t leave companies, they leave their bosses. The relationship that new-hires form with their managers is critical to whether they will stay in a job—even...
increase call center new hire retention with realistic job preview

Boost New-hire Retention with a Realistic Job Preview

In their eagerness to attract the best talent, companies often oversell the job during the recruiting process, which only increases early defections. Providing a clear, honest preview of the position will help to weed...
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 early defections. Providing a clear, honest preview of the position...
Path to Failure

Career Path to Failure

Are you promoting your best agents to supervisors and managers? If so, you may be promoting to failure. Those of us in the contact center industry want to reward our employees and keep our star...
High Agent Turnover

High Turnover: Are Your Core Agents Suffering?

When agents leave there is a tangible and measurable cost to replace them. What cannot be measured easily is the effect of turnover on your other employees and contact center morale. It’s hard to...
New hire retention

A Tool to Drive New-Hire Engagement and Retention

Given the importance of the supervisor-employee relationship, what steps can companies take to ensure that frontline managers support new-hires through this critical period and help them to feel connected in their role? Some companies conduct...
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