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…

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 Top 4 Contact Center Trends To Boost Performance And CX

The Top 4 Contact Center Trends To Boost Performance And CX

Contact center trends can directly impact success. But in an industry — and world — evolving at lightning speed, it’s harder than ever to keep up and to know which ones matter most. For the greatest impact and a clear competitive edge, contact center leaders must choose wisely when making business decisions about the trends…

The Role of Real-Time Data in Workforce Management

The Role of Real-Time Data in Workforce Management

Maximizing workforce management efficiency through real-time data is an often-overlooked advantage for contact centers. With real-time information, you can make crucial intraday adjustments that improve your efficiency and your customer experience.  There are several roles within the workforce management space, and each one is important in its own way. Making sure you fill these key…

What is Customer Sentiment Analysis — and Why is it Important?

What is Customer Sentiment Analysis — and Why is it Important?

Words matter, but language is complex and often left to interpretation. That’s especially true in your contact center, where millions of customer interactions across dozens of platforms can leave you overwhelmed by information and unable to act on what you hear from your customers.  The rise in conversational commerce — chat interactions on a variety…

Bad Customer Service Examples (And How to Fix Them)

Bad Customer Service Examples (And How to Fix Them)

We all know them. The bad customer service examples that evoke PTSD like they happened yesterday. That time when you were accidentally disconnected five times only to have to start fresh in the queue each time. The rude employee in the drive through who messed up your order and blamed you. Being transferred to agent…