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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…...
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...
Why Hiring, Training and Recruiting Is Still a Challenge for Contact Centers

Why Hiring, Training and Recruiting Is Still a Challenge for Contact Centers

In late 2017, ICMI surveyed the contact center community to ask about their challenges for the year ahead. What came out on top? Hiring,...
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...
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...
Contact Center Pipeline Magazine Inside Our January 2018 Issue

Embracing Remote Work

The ability to work from home continues to top the list of desired benefits for employees seeking better work-life balance. Over the past five...
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...
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...
Co-Create-Experience

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...
promoting a culture of attendance

Promoting a Culture of Attendance

Poor attendance is one of the top reasons for termination in a contact center. According to Benchmark Portal, the average adherence to schedule rate...
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...
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...