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Training Your Call Center Agents to Sound the Alarm on Harassment in Abusive Customer Interactions Instantly Can Fuel Your Agents’ Empowerment

Laura Krajewski July 17, 2020 When I was in college, I worked in a call center. And one call is engrained in my mind as a permanent reminder of how not to interact. The customer who called in was just so insulting and so…mean. See, I was the last person on the shift. We were … Continue reading Training Your Call Center Agents to Sound the Alarm on Harassment in Abusive Customer Interactions Instantly Can Fuel Your Agents’ Empowerment

How to Tackle the Challenges of Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce: 2 Challenges (and Advantages) to Managing a Call Center Composed of Workers Across Different Generations

Laura Krajewski June 25, 2020 You’re in a meeting with some co-workers and one of the older team members in the room says “Daaaa Bearsss!” A rise of laughter erupts from a handful of other employees. Several of the younger employees give polite smirks while looking clearly out of the loop. Then someone says, “Haven’t … Continue reading How to Tackle the Challenges of Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce: 2 Challenges (and Advantages) to Managing a Call Center Composed of Workers Across Different Generations

What to Say in Call Center Performance Reviews: How to Use Agent Strengths to Inspire Better Performance During your Development Conversations

Veronica Krieg — June 16, 2020 Companies who strategically invest in employee development see 11% higher profit than those who don’t. And, they’re 2x more likely to keep employees in their seats. Investing in your employees brings clear and quantifiable returns – we’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. And again. (And probably … Continue reading What to Say in Call Center Performance Reviews: How to Use Agent Strengths to Inspire Better Performance During your Development Conversations

A Simple How-To Guide for Mapping Individual Development Plans for Employees To Help Them Bloom in Your Call Center (With Examples Along the Way)

Laura Krajewski — June 15, 2020 When I hop in the car, I almost always open Google Maps to get from point A to B. Even when I know the route, I check my phone’s map to see if there’s bad traffic or an accident that would lengthen my ETA. I lean on this guidance … Continue reading A Simple How-To Guide for Mapping Individual Development Plans for Employees To Help Them Bloom in Your Call Center (With Examples Along the Way)

Call analytics platforms: What are they good for?

Use cases for call analytics platforms are expanding and AI is driving more sophisticated approaches. Pamela Parker on June 4, 2020 Marketers are using call analytics platforms to identify the rich data and consumer insights hidden in the growing volume of inbound calls. Call analytics platforms are one of the few martech systems that can … Continue reading Call analytics platforms: What are they good for?

Boost in voice calls poses opportunities for marketers using call analytics platforms

Every interaction with a customer or prospect offers opportunities for collecting insights. Pamela Parker on June 1, 2020 While many expected the work-from-home revolution sparked by COVID-19 to result in higher- than-usual traffic on the internet, what has come as something of a surprise is the dramatic increase in the volume of voice calls. In … Continue reading Boost in voice calls poses opportunities for marketers using call analytics platforms

4 Mistakes You’re Making with Dashboards & Reporting: Use Data to Up-Level Call Center Agent Performance (Not to Feed a Cycle of Brain-Drain)

Veronica Krieg — May 18, 2020 Throwing a cloak of invisibility over your metrics drains agent performance. When your agents don’t know how they’re measured or what metrics to hit, burnout looms on the horizon and agents can’t reach their full potential. It’s not for a lack of effort, though. It’s because they don’t have … Continue reading 4 Mistakes You’re Making with Dashboards & Reporting: Use Data to Up-Level Call Center Agent Performance (Not to Feed a Cycle of Brain-Drain)

Curb Call Center Attrition by with Dealing Poor Performers

Suzanna Colberg — May 6, 2020 No company wants its worst performers to stick around for a long time. However, for many call centers, this “reverse attrition” problem is exactly what happens. Employees who execute interviews beautifully leave you with the kind of buyer’s remorse even your most bitter customers could only dream about. Sometimes … Continue reading Curb Call Center Attrition by with Dealing Poor Performers

Boosting Morale for your Work at Home Call Center: 4 Ways to Reinforce Engagement and Connection with your Remote Team

Laura Krajewski — May 3, 2020 Some days I hit about 4 p.m. and realize I haven’t really talked to anyone all day. Sure, I’ve sent a couple Slack messages and responded to emails. But, when you’re working from home, real human interaction can be hard to find. Especially in our COVID-19 reality, there are … Continue reading Boosting Morale for your Work at Home Call Center: 4 Ways to Reinforce Engagement and Connection with your Remote Team

5 Time Management & Productivity Techniques to Charge through Challenges and Keep your Work From Home Call Center Operating at its Peak

Veronica Krieg — April 21, 2020 I’m sitting in my guest-room-turned-office in week four (or is it five?) of our nationwide push to keep people home and communities safe. While the days blend together and my routine begs for a shakeup, work continues. But for those of us lucky enough to have the option for … Continue reading 5 Time Management & Productivity Techniques to Charge through Challenges and Keep your Work From Home Call Center Operating at its Peak