How Retirees Returning to the Workforce Benefits Your Contact Center

How Retirees Returning to the Workforce Benefits Your Contact Center

If the labor shortage has left your contact center scrambling for staff, you might have overlooked a potential goldmine of knowledgeable, eager future team members: retirees. According to research by Goldman Sachs, five million people have left the workforce since the beginning of the pandemic, and most were over age 55 (3.4 million). Researchers say…

How to Drive Engagement with Gamification in Your Contact Center

How to Drive Engagement with Gamification in Your Contact Center

Are your employees excited to come to work each and every day? Or are they disengaged, disinterested, and lacking motivation? Employee engagement is one of the most challenging aspects to master in the contact center. That’s why many organizations are putting increased emphasis on improving their company culture in order to improve employee morale. One…

How Contact Center Agent Burnout Decreases Productivity (And What You Can Do About It)

How Contact Center Agent Burnout Decreases Productivity (And What You Can Do About It)

Agent burnout directly harms the quality of customer service your business provides and significantly hurts your company’s bottom line. It’s hard to ignore the fact that contact centers are plagued with high agent burnout and turnover rates. According to industry studies, average annual turnover ranges between 30-45 percent – with some centers experiencing turnover into…

How to Enhance the Agent Experience for Your Hybrid Contact Center Team

How to Enhance the Agent Experience for Your Hybrid Contact Center Team

Employees today have more choices and flexibility about where and when they do their jobs. While working from anywhere has its advantages, it also means leaders have the extra challenge of managing contact center agents in multiple locations.  Working differently means that leaders must also think expansively about the agent experience and how to keep…

3 Performance-Boosting Benefits of Contact Center Gamification

3 Performance-Boosting Benefits of Contact Center Gamification

Is gamification the right choice for your contact center? Are your employees excited to come to work each and every morning? Or are they disengaged, disinterested, and lack motivation or drive? Employee engagement is one of the most challenging aspects to master in the contact center. That’s why many organizations are putting increased emphasis on…

Why Sweaty Betty Doesn’t Sweat Quality Management

Why Sweaty Betty Doesn’t Sweat Quality Management

Born and bred in the heart of London, Sweaty Betty, the women’s activewear company, was forced to navigate COVID-19 restrictions on three different continents. Having expanded beyond the UK to New York and Hong Kong, the company had to quickly pivot with pandemic lockdowns in place from brick-and-mortar retail to mostly e-commerce. The company’s contact…

How Contact Center Technology is Changing the Game for Agents

How Contact Center Technology is Changing the Game for Agents

There’s no hiding the fact that technology has impacted our daily lives. From how we navigate our day and interact with friends and colleagues to how we engage with vendors and brands, new tools and communication channels have changed the touchpoints we all experience. For businesses of all sizes, technology has also changed contact centers…

7 Proven Ways to Manage Contact Center Agent Staffing Shortages

7 Proven Ways to Manage Contact Center Agent Staffing Shortages

If you’re a contact center professional, you’re probably feeling the pain of agent staffing shortages. Due to the pandemic, we’re experiencing an unusual dynamic in the labor market right now. The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.4% in July 2021, higher than pre-pandemic levels, yet the news is full of stories about businesses of all sizes…