Laura Krajewski — March 6, 2020 Imagine this: It’s your first day at a new job. You’ve got some butterflies in your stomach, enter the office building, and… there’s no one to greet you. You ask the receptionist where you’re supposed to go, and it’s evident he didn’t even know you were starting today. No … Continue reading Making a Good First Impression: The Dos and Don’ts of Crafting an Onboarding Plan for New Hires in Your Contact Center
Amy Bennet — January 29, 2020 We talk a lot about the need to align your corporate culture with your outsourcer’s, but we know it’s a lot easier to say than it is to do – after all, it’s not a particularly quantifiable element. And it’s not totally subjective, either. In the same way that … Continue reading How to Determine Cultural Alignment in Your Outsourced Contact Center
Josh Slone — January 1, 2020 Follow @Josh_Slone Reaching an important decision maker directly is always a challenge. They usually have people employed to take their calls to filter out sales reps and anyone else not deemed to be directly important. These are the Gatekeepers. Your sales success depends on knowing how to get past … Continue reading How to Get Past the Gatekeeper [A Guide to Getting Contact with Decision Makers]
Amy Bennet — October 23, 2019 Running an effective and efficient procurement process for a contact center partner is easier said than done – even for seasoned indirect sourcing professionals and folks in the C suite. It’s not unusual for the process to take 12 to 18 months from discovery to go-live with significant time … Continue reading How to Shortlist Potential Contact Center Partners
Susan Preiss — October 3, 2019 Business is booming? Great! There’s nothing we love more than a good growth story. Your revenue is skyrocketing, which usually means your customers are buying more and you’re gaining more customers. Of course, growth spurts often go hand-in-hand with growing pains. Have you also noticed more customers calling or … Continue reading How to Ease the Pain of Scaling Your Contact Center
Charlotte Meredith — September 1, 2019 — September 1, 2019 You know the email address you use to log into your LinkedIn profile? Most of you might not know this, but everyone you’re connected to has access to that email. Let me reiterate that everyone on LinkedIn cannot access this email, only the people in … Continue reading Are You Aware of What Contact Information is Posted on Your Profile?
Amy Bennet — August 28, 2019 — August 28, 2019 Choosing a strategic partner to deliver an outsourced customer care solution is a significant business decision – maybe one of the most significant decisions you’ll make in your career. You’ll task your team with running a tight procurement process to assess potential contact center partners. … Continue reading Top 10 Things to Assess on Your Contact Center Vendor Site Visit
David Crane — October 17, 2017 Follow @davidfcrane — October 17, 2017 jarmoluk / Pixabay Every marketer gets at least one email a week from a company offering X number of contacts from various job titles. This practice has accelerated due to the rise of account-based marketing (ABM), with vendors slinging lists of contacts from … Continue reading Buying Contact Lists: A Bad Demand Generation Strategy
Fredi Avila — July 30, 2017 Follow @alfavila5 — July 30, 2017 Long gone are the days when we could store all our contacts in our rolodex. Spreadsheets can be useful, but at some point, if you want to grow your business, you should centralize your contacts in a contact relationship management (CRM) solution. If … Continue reading How to Use CRM for Small Business to Centralize Your Contacts
Mike Hasler — May 17, 2017 — May 17, 2017 True or false: your outsourced contact center provider is just another vendor. Attempting to establish a strategic partnership with your contact center is like chasing a unicorn. It’s a valid question. There are plenty of areas of your business that you outsource without a second … Continue reading Chasing Unicorns: Is It Possible to Have a Strategic Partnership with Your Contact Center?