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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predictive dialing

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 management

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

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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What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right?

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inContact’s research shows that banking was in the highest tier for customer satisfaction with 54% of respondents ranking it for the most satisfied recent interaction. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reported that banking customer satisfaction increased 5.3% for 2016, and courtesy and helpfulness of tellers or other staff was the top ranking subset, website […]

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contact center technology

3 Tips When Searching for Contact Center Technology

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Cloud technology has transformed the industry by effectively removing the need for an on-site contact center system. Management has access to so many innovative new aspects to help optimize their business, it can be overwhelming, resulting in the contact center not utilizing the technology to its full potential. There are ways, however, to maximize the […]

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33% CSAT for Millennials – Is Your Contact Center Missing Something?

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There is plenty of advice on what companies need to provide millennials during their customer experience journey, and none of it should be new news. Given millennial customer satisfaction is only 33%, there is definite frustration within this large consumer segment. inContact’s study revealed that only 26% of millennial respondents prefer voice, yet 62% opted […]

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