Best Contact Center Software for Remote Workers

Best Contact Center Software for Remote Workers

Working with virtual teams of agents in your contact center can sometimes mean you feel disconnected from them — or even worried that you aren’t able to properly manage their performance.  Those concerns might be why almost half of the contact center leaders in our 2022 remote work research study told us that they’re bringing…

WFM ROI: Why You Need Workforce Management Software Now

WFM ROI: Why You Need Workforce Management Software Now

“Time is money” is a phrase attributed to Benjamin Franklin, first appearing in The American Instructor, a book published in 1748. For contact center managers, this phrase rings in their heads each time they create a forecast, build a schedule, or track schedule adherence.  Working efficiently becomes even more important when costs are rising, agents…

Why You Should Stop Tagging Tickets In Your Support Platform

Why You Should Stop Tagging Tickets In Your Support Platform

Most companies are already sitting on thousands of conversations filled with actionable feedback that could help them prioritize issues and dramatically improve customer experience. Where are these golden nuggets hiding? In their support tickets.  Data from feedback like support tickets can be incredibly powerful. However, making sense of these tickets on a larger scale is…

Remote Work: The Dangerous Disconnect Between Contact Center Management and Agents

Remote Work: The Dangerous Disconnect Between Contact Center Management and Agents

There’s a storm brewing in customer service centers, and the aftermath could create some big challenges for contact center management. In our 2022 study of customer support agents and managers, 68% of agent respondents said they didn’t want to return to an office. But only 40% of support center managers we talked to said they…

How to Manage a Remote Contact Center Now: 6 Best Practices

How to Manage a Remote Contact Center Now: 6 Best Practices

The end of summer signals a familiar and important pivot. For many remote contact centers, it’s time to shift into a busier season, when the stakes are especially high for customer experience. Most people, including customer service agents, are ready for a restart, which makes now the perfect time for contact center leaders to revisit…

What is Customer Sentiment Analysis — and why is it Important?

What is Customer Sentiment Analysis — and why is it Important?

Words matter, but language is complex and often left to interpretation. That’s especially true in your contact center, where millions of customer interactions across dozens of platforms can leave you overwhelmed by information and unable to act on what you hear from your customers.  The rise in conversational commerce — chat interactions on a variety…

5 Best Ways to Keep Remote Contact Center Agents Connected and Engaged

5 Best Ways to Keep Remote Contact Center Agents Connected and Engaged

The road to the contact center of the future is winding and uncertain. Flexibility, though, is the key to a smoother ride. Adapting to the work styles and learning preferences of your remote contact center agents is a smart place to start. You’ll increase engagement now and optimize performance long-term. Research from Playvox — including…

5 Ways Contact Center Managers are Adapting to Remote Work

5 Ways Contact Center Managers are Adapting to Remote Work

Want to retain your agents? What about attracting new ones for your open positions? While these might be rhetorical questions, our customers tell us again and again that agent retention has never been more important. So we’ve got two words for you: remote work.  There’s no way around it — most agents are looking for…

4 Smart Reasons to Offer Remote Work in Your Contact Center

4 Smart Reasons to Offer Remote Work in Your Contact Center

Here’s an alarming statistic: More than half (56%) of contact center agents say they’d think about leaving their jobs if they couldn’t work remotely. Our 2022 research study of contact center agents and managers revealed a big conflict between these groups: Despite most agents’ appetite for remote work, almost half of contact centers plan to…

3 No-Fail Remote Workforce Training Techniques Top Contact Centers Use

3 No-Fail Remote Workforce Training Techniques Top Contact Centers Use

Contact centers succeed or fail on agent performance. Today’s top-performing contact center leaders know remote workforce training and agent engagement are the new imperatives for performance optimization. Whether your contact center is remote, hybrid, or moving back to the office full-time, getting agent performance right means unlocking the potential of every employee, every day. While…