Inside View: Michael Lawder, Chief Experience Officer, ASAPP

You would be hard-pressed to find an executive who is a greater champion of contact center agents than Michael Lawder. When he talks about the frontline agent experience, it is easy to see that...

Inside View: Sweetwater Founder & CEO Chuck Surack

In 1979, when musician and entrepreneur Chuck Surack founded Sweetwater Sound, a mobile recording studio in the back of his VW bus, he never imagined that one day his humble venture would grow into...
Inside View November PFS

Inside View: PFS

Like so many companies, PFS’ customer care team had to make the quick shift from a fully on-premise operation to a work-from-home model during the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. Also, like many companies, the global...
Ian Stokol, CCXP Inside View

Inside View: Ian Stokol, CCXP

The Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) defines an outstanding CX practitioner as someone who “inspires excellence in all aspects of the CX discipline and elevates everyone involved to a new level.” Speaking with Ian...
Purchasing Power Contact Center

Inside View: Purchasing Power

It takes a skilled service professional to deliver a quick, competent response to a customer complaint. When an escalated issue has been resolved with empathy, efficiency and grace, it is an experience that uplifts...
Televerde's Prison Workforce Development Program

Inside View: Televerde’s Prison Workforce Development Program

Ashley Cruz was just 21 years old when she was incarcerated at Perryville Correctional Facility in Arizona. She was a mother with two young children and a first-time offender. Cruz knew that she had...

Inside View: Annette Franz, CCXP

If her life had followed an expected path, Annette Franz would have spent the past 27 years pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. But an aversion to chemistry (“my kryptonite,” she jokes) and a...
Inside View, Debbie Nagy, Dow Jones & Co

Inside View: Debbie Nagy, Dow Jones & Co.

Do you ever stop to think about why a particular individual stands out in his or her profession? Many might point to qualities like knowledge, expertise, reliability and superior performance. These are just a...
Inside View, Elaine Avery, Atlantic Union Bank

Inside View: Elaine Avery, Atlantic Union Bank

Contact center leaders often find themselves faced with the challenge of having to quickly staff up to accommodate business growth and expansion. Identifying a top candidate who has the passion and skills to deliver...
Inside View: Suzette Robinette, Hiway Federal Credit Union

Inside View: Suzette Robinette, Hiway Federal Credit Union

Credit unions are known for their commitment to serving their members. At a time when a growing number of businesses seem narrowly focused on using automation to deflect customer calls, many credit unions still...

Inside View: Costa Del Mar

Anyone who spends time outdoors, especially on or near the water, is likely familiar with the Costa Del Mar brand. Costa sunglasses, known for their superior lens technology and “purpose-built” design, are a favorite...
Inside View: Fannie Mae

Inside View: Fannie Mae

Contact centers may offer a wealth of data, yet the most meaningful customer insights often lie buried within stored conversations, transaction histories and survey feedback. How can companies begin to uncover the trends, patterns...
Inside View Jerri Pigg-Shoemake

Inside View: Jerri Pigg-Shoemake, WPS Government Health Administrators

In the complex world of Medicare administration, no one understands the need to deliver quick, accurate and up-to-date information to program providers better than Jerri Pigg-Shoemake. A 35-year veteran of contracted Medicare administration, Pigg-Shoemake...
Inside View Aryka Berry, Origami Owl

Inside View: Aryka Berry, Origami Owl

In today’s customer experience era, the impact of a committed, people-focused culture is undeniable. Top customer-centric brands typically attribute much of their success to a strong mission that employees can rally around. Also critical...
Inside View: Randal Hiester, Health First

Inside View: An Interview with Randal Hiester, Health First

Improving service quality and performance is a never-ending quest for contact centers. The quality management process, once mostly carried out post-call for management and agents, has evolved into a real-time activity that is a...

Inside View: Michael Rotter, Aerotek

It’s currently a job-seeker’s market with contact centers in tight labor markets facing stiff competition for top talent. Add to that the industry’s high rate of turnover and it is easy to see why...
Inside View Gopher Sport Contact Center

Inside View: Gopher Sport

Anyone who manages, or has managed, a school or community athletic program no doubt is already aware of Gopher Sport’s products and their reputation for exceptional customer service. As a leading supplier of sports,...

Inside View: Nate Brown, UL EHS Sustainability

Some people know from a young age exactly what they want to do. They pursue a vocation with dedication and never waver from their target. For others, it is often a matter of chance. A...

Inside View: TaskUs

A lot of companies claim to put their employees first, but few actively seek the contact center staff’s input and take action on it. Enter TaskUs, an unconventional BPO whose employee-centric culture not only...

Inside View: UPMC Health Plan

If the UPMC Health Plan contact center has a wall of fame for industry honors and awards, my guess is that it has long since run out of space… or that it is a...
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