Spotting Customer Service Agent Burnout Before It’s Too Late

Spotting Customer Service Agent Burnout Before It’s Too Late

As anyone who has worked in a contact center can tell you, the environment is both fast-paced and high-pressure. When the expectations from customers are at an all-time high, there can be no greater problem than agent burnout. Burned-out agents are more likely to make mistakes, be disengaged, and, more concerning, provide poor customer service….

The Future of Customer Service: A Shift to Digital Contact Center

The Future of Customer Service: A Shift to Digital Contact Center

Contact centers and customer service teams remain essential touchpoints for better customer engagement. Over the last decade, companies have understood how essential agent engagement and motivation are to delivering better customer experiences and the importance of building out processes and managing people to deliver gratifying customer experiences. With developments in AI, such as automating quality…

The Power of Recognition: How to Motivate Agents Authentically

The Power of Recognition: How to Motivate Agents Authentically

Think about the last time you reached out to a contact center for one of the services or products that you purchased. You could have contacted the company in a multitude of ways — chat, text, social media, or even an “old-fashioned” telephone call. No matter how you may have reached out, one thing is…

The Role of AI in Streamlining Quality Management Processes

The Role of AI in Streamlining Quality Management Processes

One thing that’s certain is change. This definitely applies to customer needs and preferences, and contact centers are constantly striving to stay one step ahead of evolving customer requirements. A desire for instant-access self-service options is shifting how customers want to engage. Yet, should they need help with more complex issues, a knowledgeable, responsive agent…

Adapting To A Global Workforce: Managing Remote Teams Effectively

Adapting To A Global Workforce: Managing Remote Teams Effectively

While the pandemic may seem distant in some of our minds, one shift remains prevalent long after it became safe to go back to offices — the need and desire to work remotely. Not only do contact center agents want additional flexibility in their work schedules, but many leaders saw that agents did not need…

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…

Gamification in the Workplace: More Than Just a Contest

Gamification in the Workplace: More Than Just a Contest

There’s more to engaging, motivating, and empowering employees than simply giving lip service with buzzwords like “you’ve got this,” “quick win,” and “continuous improvement.” Numerous studies link employee satisfaction, performance, and engagement with management’s ability to provide actionable, positive feedback and coaching. Yet managers continue to fall short. According to a recent Gallup survey, only…

Workforce Optimization: What It is and Why You Need It

Workforce Optimization: What It is and Why You Need It

Warren Buffet said “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Does your contact center “talk the customer talk” but sometimes gets stuck when it comes to matching up customer expectations with service and support delivery by your agents?. Are…