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How to “Green” Your Contact Center

Making “greener” choices in the contact center can benefit both the environment and your bottom line. It can even help to attract and retain the best staff. According to a survey conducted by the Society of Human Resources Management on HR and environmental sustainability, 49% of businesses with green workplace practices claimed these environmentally conscious [...]

The Top Five Obstacles to Customer Centricity and How to Overcome Them

Note to reader: This series of blog posts is based on the results of research undertaken by Peter Lavers and Intradiem for a customer centricity webinar that aired live in March 2016. (Access the on-demand version of the webinar) The Research We asked participants to answer 10 questions relating to potential issues that their companies [...]

Financial Services Contact Centers: Intraday Automation Puts Your Customers First

Today’s financial services contact centers face many challenges when it comes to delivering an exceptional customer experience. In addition to dealing with a portfolio of highly regulated products, there are generational chasms with varying expectations, demands and tolerance level across multiple channels. Additionally, the industry is facing technological updates. In a recent survey, 53% of [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Customer Experience, Innovation, Workforce Infrastructure|

How BPOs Can Turn Idle Time into Productive, Billable Time

In the past 40 years of working with contact centers, I’ve seen a lot of change. The technology in today’s contact centers changes daily, becoming more and more complex. Sophisticated algorithms, forecasting and scheduling programs try to predict call volume and match it with the right number of agents at the right time, but then…the [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|Innovation, Workforce Infrastructure|

Planning Ahead When Your Contact Center is Already Behind

It’s the end of the year. A time when your corporate partners are taking time off to rest and recharge. They’re building their plans, getting ready for next year. How can they grow the business? How can they deliver even more customer value? What about you? For many B2C contact centers, this is the busiest [...]

By |December 29th, 2015|Workforce Infrastructure|

‘Tis the Season to Put Intraday Automation to Use in the Retail Environment

The holiday shopping season has peaked and now the “return season” is in full swing, and that means it’s anything but business as usual for the retail industry and its contact centers. The good news is that forecasted revenue is projected to be anywhere from $600 billion to $886 billion this holiday season. But with this [...]

By |December 28th, 2015|Innovation, Workforce Infrastructure|

The “New Normal” for BPOs

We’ve always done it that way – and that’s the problem. It’s a common scenario. A large, global outsourcer with 70,000-plus employees across the globe is responsible for handling customer care calls for a major client. The expectation is a service level of 80% of calls answered in 20 seconds or less. Call volume fluctuates [...]

By |December 3rd, 2015|Workforce Infrastructure|

The Best Way to Serve Omnichannel Customers? Just Ask Them.

It's hard to be in customer service. There are so many different – and conflicting – reports of what customers really want from you that it can be overwhelming to decide how to optimize your processes and allocate your resources. For instance, Teletech says that 28% of customers prefer to resolve issues via phone – [...]

By |December 1st, 2015|Customer Experience, Innovation, Workforce Infrastructure|

Raising the Telecom Customer Experience Bar

In today’s crowded telecom market, customers have plenty of choices. As service and technology offerings have become virtually indistinguishable, the customer experience is increasingly becoming the primary differentiator for telecoms to attract and retain customers. But improving telecom customer experience isn’t easy. Traditionally, when contact centers want to improve the customer experience, they focus on changing [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Innovation, Workforce Infrastructure|

Three Cases for Intraday Staffing

The truth is, customers don’t care if you are understaffed. Disruptions or deviations from the day’s forecast will always occur. The key question is how will you respond? Intraday Staffing is an important component of any effective intraday automation platform that provides you with an optimized workforce based on customer demand – whether it’s lower [...]

By |October 13th, 2015|Innovation, Workforce Infrastructure|