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Winning Call Centers Empower Agents

Is the hectic nature of the call center pushing the needs of your agents to the wayside? How do you make your agents a priority without impacting service levels? Real-time automation delivers a simplified approach to engage and empower your agents while sustaining a competitive advantage. Intradiem recently passed a significant threshold to deliver one [...]

Five Tactics to Delivering Superior Tech Support

What if you could provide call center directors with one billion assistants at their fingertips? Real-time automation does just that. It’s a mission critical technology that yields massive productivity improvements and cost savings. As a senior leader of a support team, it’s vital that I guide my team on the best ways to resolve issues [...]

How to Boost Agent Morale with Real-Time Automation

Your agents are crucial assets to your contact center. Serving and supporting your customers each and every day, they truly are the voice of your company. Are you recognizing and celebrating their achievements? Many companies recognize their agents in a variety of ways during Customer Service Week. A recent Forbes article suggested some ideas such [...]

[Webinar Preview] Pro-Tips: Expert Advice from WFM Peers

Contact centers are becoming more complex. Keeping up with the pressure to cut costs and meet demands is hard. Mix in emerging technologies like digital,  and your head is spinning. How do you navigate through the clutter? In our upcoming webinar, Harper Flores and Maxene Squire, experienced WFM professionals, will share first-hand how they conquered [...]

3 Ways to Help Agents Self-Coach

One of the key coaching skills I discuss with managers is the difference between “telling” agents and “asking” agents. Most coaches understand this and agree that agents are more responsive to being asked questions about skills in coaching rather than just getting wordy lectures from the coach. But the benefit of using interactive techniques is [...]

Are You Using Customer Feedback to Improve Processes?

Sometimes we become so involved in the design, execution and gathering of data that we may not observe what is really going on with our customers and center agents. Here’s one thing I think we can all agree on. Surveys are everywhere. They are coming from your grocery store, your favorite restaurants, online shopping sites [...]

Fear of Coaching

I love working with new coaches and helping them to become the best they can be. Most are very excited about coaching with agents and welcome the opportunity to apply their experience in a new role in the center. Many coaches are supervisors or leads who now coach regularly in addition to their other center [...]

By |October 17th, 2017|Best Practices / Metrics, Training / Coaching|

Call Center Cost Reduction: Automation Outranks Alternatives

Balancing the need to keep costs low and keeping customers happy is tough. But, Workforce Management (WFM) and contact center operations typically turn to one of four options to meet these objectives. These include digital solutions, right placement, workforce management, and automation. Each option provides a different return on investment and execution risk. Question is, [...]

Following Call Center Procedures (Including This Bad One)

Let’s face it…most agents want to be great agents. They want to keep their customers happy and that’s what we managers want too. Unfortunately some companies find ways to create negatives and obstacles that make it impossible for an agent to be successful in creating the best experience for their customers. One story I heard [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Best Practices / Metrics, Customer Experience|

Banking on Loyalty

Welcome Financial Institution Pros! Today’s post is especially for you. In the midst of increasing usage of mobile banking and online transactions, it’s hard to believe that we still have customers who love to call our representatives in our centers and branches. Some of our customers just feel better speaking to a representative when they [...]