Contact Center Experts share their thoughts on the year ahead

A Look Ahead: 17 on ’17 (Part 4)

What are the trends that contact center leaders should know about in 2017? We asked 17 industry experts to share their thoughts across a wide range of topics. In this final post of the...
WFM on a Mac

WFMing on a Mac and in Excel Without Add-Ins

Have you ever tried to calculate how many people you’d need to answer 100 calls with a 30-second ASA and a 3-minute handle time?  On a PC this is easy… just install the free...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in January

It's not surprising that contact center predictions for 2018 accounted for two of the most popular posts in January. What other topics piqued readers' interest? A look at the common characteristics shared by award-winning...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in March

March is a transitional month—warmer days and more sunlight signal the end of winter. March 2021 also brings more COVID-19 vaccinations across the country and the promise of a return to some form of...
Training Budget

Get the Most Out of Your Training Budget

Training can be one of the biggest costs in any contact center. If you take several hundred (or thousand) agents and multiple that by the number of new things they need to learn each...
Slow service

What Causes Slow Service?

Speed is the ultimate compliment that we can pay our customers. It shows that we value their time and we recognize they have better ways to spend it than conducting business with us. What causes...
What, if any, value are contact centers getting from Net Promoter Score, NPS.

To NPS or Not NPS

If, by chance, you are unfamiliar with the phrase Net Promoter Score (NPS), it is a way of scoring customer loyalty based on the customer’s zero-to-10 rating on the question: “How likely is it...
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Top 5 Posts in April

Workforce management tips and takeaways were the topics on the Pipeline blog in April. WFM expert Tiffany LaReau’s insightful notes from the SWPP conference (a two-parter) were among our most-read blog posts this month....
Key Metrics to Include in Your Call Center Omnichannel Strategy

What You Need to Know About Omnichannel

In this final post in our omnichannel series, we asked our panel of industry experts to pinpoint the most important thing for leaders to understand about developing an omnichannel strategy. Previous posts in this series...
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Top 5 Posts in June

If you’re compiling your summer reading list, think about adding a few industry-related instructional posts to your lineup. Hot topics on the Pipeline blog included how to blend artificial intelligence with live-agent support, fun...
Proactive Do’s and Don’ts

Proactive Do’s and Don’ts

In many contact centers, proactive contacts seem to function as “filler work”—an activity that gets done when there is some down time (which, of course, there never is). That’s unfortunate, because proactive work is...
Why Training Matters

Why Training Matters: Linking Training Program Success to Larger Company Goals

Wait a minute, if it’s 2015, shouldn’t we have flying cars by now? Much to the disappointment of Marty McFly from “Back to the Future,” I’m sure, there are lots of things we haven’t...
Top 10 Posts of 2017

Top 10 Posts of 2017

The end of December is a great time to reflect on the past year. It's also a time when I like to dip into our blog statistics to see which topics appealed most to...
2020 Sponsor Wall of Fame

Meet Customer Contact Strategies: Our January 2020 Wall of Fame Honoree

Contact Center Pipeline's SPONSOR WALL OF FAME Company name: Customer Contact Strategies CEO/Founder: Michele Rowan When founded: 2009 Describe your company: We help companies design/expand their work-at-home programs for contact centers via custom consulting, public workshops and conferences. What is your background in the...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in April

Employee turnover is currently high across sectors and is expected to continue to rise throughout 2018. It comes as no surprise then that two of the most-read blog posts in April were about how...
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Top 5 Posts in May

May 2021 was packed with virtual industry events. The Pipeline blog also welcomed a steady stream of contact center professionals interested in trends and instructional content for navigating the months ahead as vaccinations continue...
Contact Center Pipeline April Issue - Featuring Employee Advocacy

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: A Look Inside Our April 2016 Issue

The April 2016 issue of Contact Center Pipeline is available online. Here is what you’ll find inside: FEATURE ARTICLES Employee Advocacy By Susan Hash An empowered and impassioned workforce can help to enhance your company’s reputation and engagement...
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Top 5 Posts in May

May has always seemed like a really packed month to me. There is so much going on—graduations, weddings, conferences, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day. And yet, despite all of those extra activities,...
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Top 5 Posts in May

Our top 5 most-read posts in May offer valuable insights, recommendations and tips on managing contact center people, processes and technology. Dive in to read more about tips to improve agent morale and engagement,...
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Top 5 Posts in September

The Labor Day holiday kicked off the month providing business leaders with the opportunity to reflect on the contributions of their workers and the work environment. Our five most-read blog posts in September included...
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