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 Agent Experience for Your Hybrid Contact Center Team

How to Enhance 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…

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…

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…

Agent Engagement: Why it Matters and 6 Ways to Nurture it

Agent Engagement: Why it Matters and 6 Ways to Nurture it

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. A…

The Right WFM Tools Quickly Boost Contact Center Performance

The Right WFM Tools Quickly Boost Contact Center Performance

The right WFM tools can mean the difference between a business that flourishes and one that flounders. While it may sound like a bold claim, the truth is the benefits of workforce management are big, and they have far-reaching effects—not only inside contact centers, but throughout organizations and straight to the bottom line. That’s because,…

Workforce Management Terminology: A Comprehensive Guide

Workforce Management Terminology: A Comprehensive Guide

Adherence. AHT. ATA. EWT. FCR. The contact center industry is full of specialized terminology, jargon, and acronyms. Whether you’re an experienced contact center leader or a newly hired call center agent, it’s challenging to learn and keep up with the latest workforce management (WFM) terminology. To help you make sense of your work life (or…

How to Handle Contact Center Staffing Amid an Agent Shortage

How to Handle Contact Center Staffing Amid an Agent Shortage

During the COVID-19 pandemic, workforce management became an area of intense focus and accelerated innovation. Human resources teams at companies around the world developed new policies, practices, and processes to enable a decentralized workforce while keeping employees connected and productive. As innovation continues, especially around reducing operating costs and managing staffing while maintaining an optimal…

8 Benchmarks To Improve Your Live Chat Metrics

8 Benchmarks To Improve Your Live Chat Metrics

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…