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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...
Trends in Healthcare Customer Service, Some May Surprise You

Trends in Healthcare… Some May Surprise You

In June, I attended the Healthcare Call Center Times Conference in Pittsburgh. It is always a well-attended event with great speakers and attendees of...
Four Best Practices for Onboarding New Contact Center Employees

Four Best Practices for Onboarding New Contact Center Employees

Hiring and onboarding new employees are processes that no contact center manager takes lightly, especially since high agent turnover remains a top challenge. Compounding...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in May

May has always seemed like a really packed month to me. There is so much going on—graduations, weddings, conferences, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo,...
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Inside View: Kayla Adair, DiCentral Corporation

A crucial part of every company’s sales and service process takes place behind the scenes where a team of talented professionals helps to make...
Top 10 Posts of 2017

Top 10 Posts of 2017

The end of December is a great time to reflect on the past year. It's also a time when I like to dip into...
Joy to the Contact Center World

Joy to the World… 10 Wishes for 2018!

Happy Holidays! I am taking some idiom liberties in this last month of 2017. “Joy to the World” isn’t exactly an idiom, but it...
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Inside View: TeleTech Learning and Performance

In contact centers, the first 90 days is known as the critical make-or-break period for new agents. New-hires can quickly be overwhelmed with information...
Mastering Conversation in a Digital World

Mastering the “Fine Art” of Conversation in a Digital World

The idiom “fine art” (first half of the 1800s) is defined in the “American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms” as “something requiring highly developed techniques...
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Top 5 Posts in September

Contact center professionals are already gearing up for the holiday season and beyond. One of our five most-read blog posts in September provided timely...
Training your seasonal contact center agents

The Secret to Training Seasonal Agents

“They are just temps,” said one contact center manager describing his seasonal agents. “They will be gone in a couple of months!” That condescending...
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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...
5 best practices for designing a contact center agent training program

5 Best Practices for Designing a Successful Training Program

David Merrill, renowned educator and coauthor of Reclaiming Instructional Design, defines instructional design as a “technology that incorporates known and verified learning strategies into...
Quality Monitoring in the Contact Center

Bringing Quality Monitoring into the Heart of the Contact Center

Our latest webinar, Bringing Quality Monitoring into the heart of the Contact Center, was packed with an array of knowledge and best practice techniques...
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Top 5 Posts in June

If you’re compiling your summer reading list, think about adding a few industry-related instructional posts to your lineup. Hot topics on the Pipeline blog...