The Future Of Workforce Engagement: How To Integrate AI

The Future Of Workforce Engagement: How To Integrate AI

The term “buyer’s market” is best known for describing the state of the real estate market, but it’s also applicable to contact centers. In a buyer’s market, customers have choices and can take their business elsewhere should they receive less-than-optimal products, service, and support. Likewise for agents, if they don’t feel engaged, appreciated, or see…

AI In Quality Management: A Game Changer For Contact Centers

AI In Quality Management: A Game Changer For Contact Centers

Artificial intelligence (AI) has permeated many aspects of our work and personal lives. From driving assistance to data analysis to chatbots, generative AI (GenAI) is finding its usefulness in a host of ways across all industries. One of the most impactful uses is how AI is transforming customer experience (CX). Advances in technology allow contact…

Identifying And Cultivating Top Talent In Your Contact Center

Identifying And Cultivating Top Talent In Your Contact Center

In an economy that’s pitched more than a few curveballs over the last five years, retaining and growing a loyal customer base is consistently a winning business strategy. As a contact center leader, the top agents you hire, train, and manage are the clutch players. They are among your organization’s most valuable assets, and you…

Evolution of Quality Management: From Compliance to Customer-Centric

Evolution of Quality Management: From Compliance to Customer-Centric

Ask people to name three companies known for their customer-centric approach to business, and there’s a good chance some common names will surface: Nordstrom, Apple, Trader Joe’s, Patagonia, and others frequently come to mind. What do they have in common? What’s their secret? They make customers the center of their business strategy, execute on delivering…

Decoding Customer Sentiment: Beyond Traditional KPIs

Decoding Customer Sentiment: Beyond Traditional KPIs

Your customers are talking, and they have a lot to say. As a contact center leader, there’s no question you’re at the heart of the conversation. But do you know how your customers really feel about your brand, products, services, and support? If you’re not analyzing customer sentiment, you’re only getting part of the story. …

How to Use Customer Sentiment Analysis to Grow Your Business

How to Use Customer Sentiment Analysis to Grow Your Business

In face-to-face interactions with customers, you have the advantage of observing eye contact, tone of voice, body language, and other cues that go along with their spoken words. But when you move to a world of digital or omnichannel customer support, the human language element goes away and it becomes much more difficult to gauge…

5 Ways AI and Automation Can Improve Your QM Processes

5 Ways AI and Automation Can Improve Your QM Processes

You can’t go a day (or maybe even an hour) without stumbling across the term “artificial intelligence” or “AI.” Across all industries and in our personal lives, AI is coming into its own as a tool to increase efficiency, automate tasks, and reduce costs. But how do AI and automation technologies actually help make your…

The Role Of Employee Self-Service In Workforce Management

The Role Of Employee Self-Service In Workforce Management

When thinking about workforce management (WFM), often people think of forecasting and scheduling. However, some of the quickest ROI can come from the employee self-service (ESS) aspects of a WFM solution. Much of a team leader’s time is taken away from their key role of providing coaching and development to their people when they have…

Top Call Center Efficiency Metrics And How To Improve Them

Top Call Center Efficiency Metrics And How To Improve Them

Tracking, reporting, and improving upon metrics are essential across all areas of business, including finance, sales, marketing, and contact center management. In uncertain economic times, they become even more critical to help navigate business health and growth.Call center leaders are under increased pressure to improve operational and agent efficiencies and look for cost-cutting opportunities while…

The Importance of Accurate Forecasting for Omnichannel Volume

The Importance of Accurate Forecasting for Omnichannel Volume

Contact centers have changed drastically in recent years. The once “in-person” centers dealing with inbound calls have been replaced by global, distributed customer experience teams. In addition, new online channels have emerged to help companies serve customers in an increasingly digital landscape. New ways to improve customer retention and loyalty, as well as increase the…