Reducing Customer Effort – Make it Easy to be Your Customer

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Are you measuring Customer Effort Score? First introduced in 2010, Customer Effort Score (CES) is a fairly new contact center metric. Together with the “tried, trusted and true” Net Promoter Score (NPS) and Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) it helps you to measure just how happy your customers really are. NPS focuses on long-term happiness, whereas CSAT […]

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Get Ready for 2018 with These Free Research Reports

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Are you getting ready for 2018 planning? If so, we’ve compiled a short list of reports you will probably want to read (and we’re giving them to you free): Drive Revenue with Great Customer Experience, 2017 – Forrester Research In this report, industry analysts from Forrester Research, a leading global research and advisory firm, look […]

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Disaster Recovery Plans for Your Contact Center – Consider Cloud

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Each year as Southeasterners brace for another hurricane season they are advised to develop disaster recovery plans. How will they protect their home? How should they stock their pantries? Where will they evacuate to? This year’s active hurricane season prompts us all to reflect on our own readiness in case of disaster, including in the […]

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Time to Change the (Omni)channel

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If you’ve ever spent more than 15 minutes on hold with a customer service representative, you likely understand the frustration that brews during the wait. Add any other complexity on the road to resolution, and more emotions will begin to bubble to the surface – such as anger. A live agent should be well equipped […]

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Taking the Guesswork Out of Outbound: 3 Benefits of Predictive Dialing

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Outbound calling is a bit like walking a tightrope. There is a delicate balance between having enough agents to effectively conquer your calling lists, and not overestimating the time and resources it will take to complete calls. So how do you line up all of the moving parts and endless variables to come up with […]

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Performance Reviews vs. Performance Management in the Contact Center

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Nearly 10 years ago, Harvard Business School professor James L. Heskett noted that performance reviews “rank alongside root canal dental work on our list of things we look forward to as managers and employees1.” ​Yet despite near-universal frustration with the process, the HR-mandated performance review has long been a mainstay in the modern business ​world. It seems […]

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Contact Center Gamification Mistakes to Avoid

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It was the start of a new fiscal year, and my team was pumped and ready to meet the lofty goals set for our contact center. To capture that momentum and further motivate my team, I launched a contact center gamification program-racing to the finish line. At the end of every day, each agent would […]

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