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High Absenteeism? Consider Your Agents’ “Breaking Point”

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty frustrated by clients, prospects and some contact center managers who think that the only reason agents...
Enhance Contact Center Engagement and Performance with Meaningful Recognition

Enhance Contact Center Engagement and Performance with Meaningful Recognition

In the contact center, recognition for a job well done does wonders for boosting morale and motivation. Research by the Society for Human Resource...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in June

June was a busy month for industry events, including the 2018 SWPP Annual Conference. WFM expert Tiffany LaReau of Human Numbers was onsite in...
Agent Engagement and the Customer Experience

Quick Tips to Help Call Center Agents Survive in 2018

I read countless articles on how to reduce stress in the call center and often wonder, “Why is the contact center environment so traumatic?”...
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Top 5 Posts in November

This month, it was all about the human element in the contact center. Our five most-read blog posts in November focused on people-centric topics...
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,...
Non-Financial Motivators for Contact Center Customer Service Agents

3 Nonfinancial Motivators That Influence Behaviors

Pay is a critical consideration for most contact center employees in whether they stay or leave, and how they view their role—and many managers...
New Years Resolutions for Contact Center Managers

New Year’s Resolutions for Contact Center Managers

These seven New Year’s resolutions will give you a head start in making 2016 your best year ever! 1. I will remember that customer calls...
Contact Center Self Service as a Customer Satisfying Experience

Culture: Work at Developing Good Habits

Creating a positive culture doesn’t happen overnight. But managers can learn how to be more positive. “Happiness is a skill,” says culture coach JoAnna...
Gamification Four Best Practices to Motivate Call Center Agents

Gamification: 4 Best Practices to Motivate Agents

A growing number of companies are using gamification in the contact center to motivate agents to improve their performance and skills. “We’re finding that...
Irate Caller

Dealing with Irate Callers: How to Prepare Your Agents

Dealing with irate callers can wear down even the most motivated agent. That can result in burnout or turnover. Since the cost to hire...