How to Properly Tag Chat Conversations — And Why It’s Essential

How to Properly Tag Chat Conversations — And Why It’s Essential

Customer chats are filled with insights into what your customers want and the problems they might be having. But if your agents aren’t tagging these conversations for analysis and action, you aren’t getting the full value out of your chat software.  What is Conversation Tagging? Tagging is the process of assigning meaningful labels to your…

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…

How One Person can Dramatically Impact Your Workforce Management Plan

How One Person can Dramatically Impact Your Workforce Management Plan

As workforce management professionals, we are faced with the daunting task of figuring out the ideal forecast, matching that forecast with a schedule and then making sure that our “master plan” works in the real world – meaning all the people that we are counting on for their shifts work their shifts as planned. Unfortunately,…

Why You Should Analyze Customer Conversations in Chat

Why You Should Analyze Customer Conversations in Chat

Chat for customer support was starting to trend before the pandemic. But as it wore on, customers took an even bigger interest, and live chat tickets surged by 50%. Today, according to Zendesk, support teams that have the fastest resolution times and highest CSAT ratings are 42 percent more likely to be messaging with their…

The Human Side of Workforce Management 

The Human Side of Workforce Management 

During my time as a workforce management (WFM) professional, I have implemented WFM systems into several departments within multiple companies. These implementations were either with a department or company that did not have a previous WFM system or they had one but were not using it to its potential. In some instances, the workforce management…

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…

Top 5 Chat Conversation Tagging Challenges

Top 5 Chat Conversation Tagging Challenges

Chat is a powerful tool for business growth, allowing businesses to communicate directly with their customers. It means you can quickly and easily offer customer support, engage with users, and use it for lead generation. Chat lets agents communicate directly with customers, as well as track and solve questions and issues. It can build a…