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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...

Recruiting for the Modern Contact Center

The competition for top talent is heating up. Contact centers in tight labor markets already are experiencing a shortage of skilled job candidates. For...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in November

Holiday travel provides a lot of down time (aka blog reading time) at the airport, on trains, as a car passenger. Pipeline blog readers...
Create Safety in Your Contact Center

Create Safety or You’ll Never Get Performance

In his excellent 2018 book, “The Culture Code,” Daniel Coyle writes extensively about the concept of “safety” in company cultures. Coyle bifurcates all company...

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...
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Inside View: Delta Vacations’ Customer Engagement Center

Most companies—and contact centers—have traditionally operated on the principle that the rules of the workplace always outweigh the needs of employees. Few companies have...
Coffee Talk in the Contact Center

Coffee Talk with Mark Brody

I’m sure many of you, like me, are fans of “Saturday Night Live” or “SNL.” One of my favorites was Mike Myers as the...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in February

Frigid temperatures contribute to increased indoor activities… like reading contact center blogs! Our top posts in February included a call center and nonprofit partnership...
Changing Employee Engagement in the Contact Center

The Changing Landscape of Employee Engagement

Millennials and Gen Z employees are growing in influence of work organizations and cultures, especially call centers and customer service. According to a 2016...
Create a Contact Center Coaching Culture

Create a Coaching Culture

Mention the word “coaching,” and most contact center professionals might think of the supervisor-to-agent feedback session that takes place as part of the QM...
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Inside View: FCCI Insurance Group

These days, skilled job candidates put just as much thought and effort into scrutinizing potential employers as companies do screening applicants. The best candidates—those...
Millennial Contact Center Company Culture

Making the Millennial Connection: Culture

If there is one thing that Alorica’s VP of Talent Acquisition Teri Morse believes is the “secret sauce” for attracting and retaining millennial employees,...
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Inside View: Valvoline

It has often been said that motor oil is the lifeblood of an automobile engine. While professional drivers and automobile enthusiasts know that using...
Complacency in the Contact Center Danger Zone

Complacency: Danger in the Comfort Zone

I happen to believe there is danger in the comfort zone… and that danger is complacency! In my dictionary, “complacency” is defined simply as “self-satisfaction.”...
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Inside View: DAT Solutions

In the B2B world, where businesses tend to compete on price, DAT Solutions stands out as a shining example of a service-oriented company that...
Valuing Call Center Agents

Differentiator Series, Part 2: Valuing the Agent

Our people are our most valuable asset.” “Butts in seats.” It is hard to imagine two more diametrically opposed phrases. Spend time in a...
Balancing the Contact Center Brain

Differentiator Series, Part 1: Balancing the Contact Center Brain

Welcome to the first of five installments of our Differentiator series. In this group of articles, it is our goal to go beyond the...
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Inside View: Matt Medina, Dun & Bradstreet Emerging Businesses

Launching a contact center is like a juggling act. You may want to start simply by throwing and catching one ball correctly, but soon...
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Top 5 Posts in March

March definitely came in like a lion in many parts of the country. But when the weather is lousy, it’s a good time to...
Contact Center Pipeline Magazine March 2017

Leaders: Managing the Culture Is Your Job

Over the past few years, there has been a growing awareness among top-level executives about the impact of culture on business success. Yet the...