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Answering the Personnel Call: Four Ways Contact Centers Can Enhance Agent Recruitment and Retention

While the competition for top talent intensifies across the business landscape, contact centers often feel the impact more than most. Top-performing contact centers require...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in July

What will you remember about July 2019? Fireworks? Record-breaking heat? Amazon Prime Day? If you found yourself otherwise occupied this month and missed some...
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...
Engage Your Agents to Turn Around an Underperforming Contact Center

Engage Your Agents to Turn Around an Underperforming Contact Center

When the team is not performing at expected levels, the troops are gathered together, a rallying speech is given by the supervisor, and after...
Managing Different Personalities in the Contact Center

Managing Different Personalities in the Contact Center: The Platinum Rule

Early in my management career, I followed the Golden Rule: Treat others as I would want to be treated. I believed that if I...
Time to Create a Better Desktop

Time to Create a Better Desktop

It jumped out at me as big news: Lack of and/or bad desktop tools took the #1 spot on our challenges list for 2019....
Tips and Techniques for Coaching Success

Tips and Techniques for Coaching Success

Coaching agents is arguably the most critical responsibility for frontline contact center management. Effective coaching is known to foster agent engagement, reinforce and expand...
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...
Measuring First-Contact Resolution

Measuring First-Contact Resolution

In an ideal world, first-contact resolution (FCR) metrics reflect the customer’s perspective. They capture the center’s ability to resolve the customer’s inquiry within each...
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

A Stitch in Time… Saves Nine

A stitch in time saves nine” is an idiom that first appeared in print in 1732… a long time ago. Its meaning is timeless...
Contact Center Pipeline Magazine March 2017

Employees Crave Feedback: Make It Personal and Unique

Feedback is one of the most powerful motivators in a high-performing culture, says Mackenzie Kyle, author of The Performance Principle: A Practical Guide to...
Use Technology to Optimize Contact Center Staff

Use Technology to Optimize Staff

If you manage a contact center, you know the drill. Agents struggle to achieve proficiency and meet performance goals. Supervisors don’t do enough—or the...