Average speed to answer is 70% higher now than it was in 2009

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It comes as no surprise that consumers are not satisfied with their phone customer service interactions – we’ve been talking about it, you’ve been reading it and possibly experiencing it in your own customer experiences. Now we have additional data proof why frustrations may be higher – one factor being that average speed to answer […]

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New Omnichannel Customer Experience Research – How Well Are You Doing?

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New inContact customer experience research, published today, reveals gap between business and consumer perceptions. In April, we released how consumers felt about their customer experience journey, now we are looking at the other side of the equation – how effective businesses think their customer service operations are. The new research, the second wave of the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Implementing Contact Center Solutions? Protect Your Headcount.

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If you’ve been a manager, either contact center or otherwise, you know that getting – and sometimes even maintaining — headcount is a challenge, even when implementing new contact center solutions. In some organizations the budget process can feel like an full-time equivalent battle to the death, with multiple functions dueling and negotiating to justify […]

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Paul Jarman Keynote Outlines an Exciting New Landscape

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One of the highlights of ICUC 2017 at NICE Interactions in May was the product keynote delivered by inContact CEO Paul Jarman, who talked about the many exciting developments unfolding in the integration of inContact and NICE product portfolios. This new combination of tools, solutions and market-leading products opens up new horizons for what’s possible […]

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