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Doubling as a Customer for Call Center Agent Success

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Nov 16, 2019 7:30:00 AM

If your contact center is like most, you’re constantly looking for ways to improve your agent’s performance - and therefore the performance of your facility overall. It isn’t enough to train your agents toward meeting goals and focusing on metrics. It’s just as important to strive for call center agent success via a deeper understanding of the work your staff does and the way you serve your customers.

One of the best ways to understand the customer experience that your company providers for consumers is to experience it yourself. How? By taking a turn as a customer of your company’s goods or services yourself or asking your agents to do so. Gaining the perspective that this kind of hands-on experience offers is one of the best ways to ensure call center agent success.

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Topics: Call Center Management

Importance of Emotion in Call Center Customer Experience

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Nov 15, 2019 7:30:00 AM

How important are your consumers’ feelings? While you may not give it much thought - your job is their satisfaction, after all - it is actually very important to the job you do.

Research has found that when it comes to call center customer experience, emotion plays a big role. While a consumer may forget the words that were said to them or the exact interaction they had with an agent or a brand, they are unlikely to ever forget how that interaction made them feel. Most of our buying decisions are impacted by this exact formula - feelings over everything else.

If you’re looking for ways to improve the call center customer experience you’re offering to your callers and clients, the best way to start is to find out how you're making them feel. If the answer isn’t overwhelmingly positive, it’s time to reevaluate your priorities and readjust your strategies. Nothing makes for success like happy customers, after all!

Here, we’ll talk about some of the factors that influence the emotions of your consumers - and how to impact them positively to create a better call center customer experience.

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Topics: Call Center Management, Call Center Operations

Tips for Maintaining Remote Agent Productivity

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Nov 14, 2019 7:30:00 AM

The popularity of working from home has soared over the last two decades. This is no surprise; as technology has improved, working remotely has not only become more possible, it has become the best potion for many professionals.

If your contact center is like most modern operations, you have at least a small portion of your team that is either entirely remote or works remotely part-time. Keeping those agents as focused and productive as the rest of your staff can be a challenge, especially when you aren’t physically with your remote agents to provide monitoring and encouragement. Here, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions for maintaining remote agent productivity, so your center can keep moving efficiently without cramping the comfortable style of your work-from-home workforce.

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Topics: Call Center Management, Call Center Operations

Set the Clock Back on Agent Attendance Issues This Fall

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Nov 13, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Employee absences can be very costly for your call center. They hinder productivity, reduce efficiency, and generally hold your company back from its full potential. Despite this, though, many contact center managers are doing little to nothing to measure or reduce employee absences - or even consider their impact on their business.

Before you can improve agent attendance in your center, it is important to understand its impact on your business and impress that upon your agents. Only then can you see what’s at stake if you don’t curb high absenteeism rates and improve your approach to doing so effectively.

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Topics: Call Center Management

Battling Seasonal Affective Disorder for Agents and Callers

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Nov 12, 2019 7:30:00 AM

If your contact center is like most, you may experience a dip in productivity and agent performance during the fall and winter months, Likewise, you may notice more disgruntled or distraught consumers or clients on the other end of the phone lines. While this pattern is normal, there is a cause behind it - and it’s one you can address to create a better work environment for your call center agents and better customer experiences for your consumers.

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Topics: Call Center Management

Launching a Call Center - How Hiring Veterans Can Benefit Business

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Nov 11, 2019 7:30:00 AM

When you’re launching a call center, you want the best possible team to serve customers and make contact with clients. Regardless of what type of work your facility does, your staff is a vital part of making it happen. When you’re looking for top-notch hires in your location, military veterans may be exactly who and what you’re looking for!

There are so many reasons to consider hiring veterans when launching a call center. Here are just a few:

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Topics: Call Center Management

The Impact of Attendance Management on Call Center Productivity

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Nov 8, 2019 7:30:00 AM

What is attendance management? This is a concept that has largely evolved over the last few years to mean something very different than it originally did. When the term was first coined, it simply referred to keeping track of your employees’ attendance - when they are scheduled, when they show up, when they don’t, and when they’re late or leave early.

However, today’s definition has morphed into something else altogether - something much more complex and sometimes less effective. While the point systems and reward bazaars of modern workplaces may work for some teams, they don’t work for everyone. The overly-complex is not always the best approach to managing your employee’s attendance - or to encouraging them to actually show up.

Here, we offer information on creating a solid attendance management strategy that goes back to basics and delivers results that modern contact centers can use.

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Topics: Call Center Management

Your Guide to Gaining - and Keeping - Customer Loyalty

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Nov 7, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Customer loyalty is something that drives some of the most successful companies in the world. It is also difficult to achieve. Since loyalty from your customers cannot be bought, forced, or faked, it serves as an excellent indicator of which business owners are committed to serving their customers - and which are committed to serving themselves.

Here, we’ll share a collection of tips for creating loyal customers and keeping them coming back. Whether you’re providing customer service, selling products, or working in a business-to-business setting, the advice here is designed to help your business be a better version of itself - so your customers and clients can be more satisfied, time after time.

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Topics: Call Center Management

The Final Quarter: Ensuring Call Center Success in the Last Months of 2019

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Nov 5, 2019 7:30:00 AM

As the end of 2019 begins its approach, many contact center owners and managers may be wondering how to maintain their facility’s success through the fall and early winter.

These months are traditionally a time of slower sales and service numbers, with the holidays making a brief exception in the otherwise monotonous crawl of the cold weather months. If you don’t want your facility to be one of those that falls victim to this slow-down, follow these tips for maintaining your call center success in the last few months of the year:

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Topics: Call Center Management, Call Center Operations

Quality Assurance Best Practices - 10 Tips That Never Expire

Posted by Ahmed Macklai on Nov 4, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Looking for quality assurance tips to make your call center the best it can be? Look no further than these ten tips, based on the thoughts and experiences of call center industry leaders:

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Topics: Call Center Management

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