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…
Increasingly, company culture is one of the most important factors in attracting and retaining employees, boosting agent morale and in promoting higher levels of productivity. In fact, research shows that culture plays a bigger role than salary and perks.
In a world where customer experience is a key to business success, contact center agents play an important role as brand ambassadors of your organization. By the time a customer reaches an agent, they’ve likely tried all self-service options and want someone who can talk with them, understand their problem, and quickly resolve it.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, workforce management became an area of intense focus and accelerated innovation.
It’s not easy being a call center agent these days.
A live chat system gives customers direct access to help and service, wherever they are. Another bonus: Customers can multitask while waiting for an agent’s response. The same can be said for live chat agents, who can search and gather supporting information during a responsive live chat session with a customer without having to put…
Contact center BPOs consistently face high agent attrition rates, which can cost a host of problems, from productivity to customer service to financial related issues. According to a recent ContactBabel study, agent attrition in the BPO industry is around 49%, more than double the rate for all occupations in the U.S.
The undeniable link between agent and customer experience is one that is often overlooked, if not forgotten, among customer service teams. Studies show satisfied agents perform at higher levels, and they also stay longer.
In the customer service world, the importance of having a clear view of resources is on an equal platform for managers, team leaders and even agents.
Motivating a team of customer service agents can be daunting for a team leader.