Responding with Empathy: 20 Ways to Show Stressed Out Customers You Care

Responding with Empathy: 20 Ways to Show Stressed Out Customers You Care

These are difficult times, and our anxious customers need us more than ever. Some of them  need help with a simple task, like “How do I add a new driver to my auto insurance policy?” Others need help solving a problem: “Why was I charged twice for inflight WiFi?”  All of our customers need our…

Why Your Contact Center Needs A Call Avoidance Policy

Why Your Contact Center Needs A Call Avoidance Policy

Call avoidance is a common issue in contact centers and must be dealt with to ensure a positive experience for your customers. But agents can quickly become frustrated and overwhelmed when dealing with irate customers and high contact volumes, leading them to avoid interactions. While the issue is not unusual, it’s easier to manage if…

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…

Improve Contact Center Agent Productivity With WFM Software

Improve Contact Center Agent Productivity With WFM Software

The requirement to provide a better customer experience while improving agent productivity and controlling costs is paramount in contact centers in the best of times. During a recession, it could be the difference between survival and failure. Workforce management (WFM) continues to be one of the most important contact center agent productivity tools. By optimizing…

Five Coaching Tips For Contact Center Agents that Work

Five Coaching Tips For Contact Center Agents that Work

Coaching your contact center agents on their performance can either fill everyone with dread or be a productive activity that you and your agents look forward to. Either way, it needs to be done, and arming yourself with a full set of coaching tips for contact center agents will ensure the sessions are productive. Agent…

5 Proven Strategies To Help Remote Contact Center Agents Feel Valued

5 Proven Strategies To Help Remote Contact Center Agents Feel Valued

Donuts in the breakroom, water cooler talk, lunch chats with teammates—they’re the little things that make going back to work on a Monday more bearable. For your remote agents, however, it’s often all work with little reward.   In addition to feeling the mental and emotional weight of consumer-facing jobs, remote contact center agents are experiencing…

5 Ways to Use Workforce Planning for Gold Standard Service

5 Ways to Use Workforce Planning for Gold Standard Service

We all can quickly recall examples of when we’ve received gold-star service — and at the opposite end of the spectrum — when service has been disappointing. For example, think of how an amazing restaurant experience combines well-prepared, tasty food with promptness, friendliness, and food-oriented knowledge. Then think of an example when you’ve been stuck…

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…