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Transform Your Call Center into a Superhero

There’s something sinister seething through your call center. It’s keeping you from being the strategic superhero you’re meant to be. It’s wreaking havoc on your customers, your agents and the business. Who is this villain? It goes by the name of Status Quo and it lurks in the shadows delivering mayhem. You see it every [...]

Spring Cleaning Time for Call Centers

Welcome to Spring! It’s time to clean the clutter and broken pieces out of our center house and bring in some new ideas. In order to do this we need to avoid getting stuck in the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality. Even large centers that pride themselves on innovation and efficiency often find [...]

Show Your Agents You Care this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day upon us, what better time to show agents your care? This “Hallmark” holiday is for more than just giving out boxes of chocolates. It’s the perfect chance to acknowledge your staff for their dedication and hard work. See how automation makes it easy to give your agents the recognition they deserve. And, [...]

One Billion Actions Transforms Global Call Centers

Imagine one billion virtual assistants optimizing productivity and performance. Working seamlessly in the background, these assistants are transforming operations from manually reactive to strategically proactive in the blink of an eye. For many global call centers, this transformation has become a reality. Based on the unique needs of each center, real-time automation performs one billion [...]

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 [...]

Customer Community Cuts Costs with Real-Time Automation

In this edition of our Customer Community Stories, we’re diving into the variety of ways customers are achieving their cost reduction goals. Check it out: $16.5M in Savings This top health insurer needed to improve agent engagement while also reducing costs in their center. Idle time wasn’t being used productively due to inefficient processes. With [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Cost Take Out, Real-Time Automation, Training / Coaching|

UK Utility: Weathering the Storm with Real-Time Automation

Mother Nature doesn’t adhere to WFM planning processes, and can unleash nasty storms with little warning or time to prepare. Real-time spikes in call volume due to storms and outages are a reality of life in the utility industry. To be prepared, many utility companies choose to staff a surplus of agents and run call [...]

By |September 5th, 2018|Customer Experience, Real-Time Automation, Training / Coaching|

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|