Tag Archives: Center

How to Give Work from Home Call Center Agents the Support and Resources they Need to Keep Your Business Functioning at Its Best

Veronica Krieg — March 21, 2020 The world we live in is demanding a remote workforce. And past trends show, as employees get more flexibility, they never want to give it back. Buffer’s State of Remote Work in 2020 report found that almost every employee who works remotely, a whopping 98%, want to continue remote … Continue reading How to Give Work from Home Call Center Agents the Support and Resources they Need to Keep Your Business Functioning at Its Best

Prepping your Team for Unique and Complicated Workplace Scenarios: How to Orchestrate a Call Center Business Continuity Plan

Laura Krajewski — March 20, 2020 In just the last few days, the way we work as a nation has had to shift dramatically. Before this week, I hadn’t even heard of social distancing. But now, schools closing, large events canceled, and entire companies moving to remote work, everyone has felt the effects of COVID-19 … Continue reading Prepping your Team for Unique and Complicated Workplace Scenarios: How to Orchestrate a Call Center Business Continuity Plan

The Anatomy of a Successful Call Center: A How-To Guide for Managing a Call Center Team Full of Stellar Agents

Laura Krajewski — March 15, 2020 Stop me if you’ve heard this story before: You start your job as a new customer service agent at your company. You go through training, get coached to use the company software, and learn to de-escalate situations with angry customers. You learn the products, services, and you know how … Continue reading The Anatomy of a Successful Call Center: A How-To Guide for Managing a Call Center Team Full of Stellar Agents

Call Center Improvement Strategies that Work: 4 Ways to Offer Your Agents Instant Feedback and Finally Deliver on Your Customer Experience Promises

Veronica Krieg — March 9, 2020 Have you ever heard of Flashbulb memory? Flashbulb memory is our tendency, as humans, to only remember experiences where our emotions run high. The thrilling time we went skydiving. The upset we felt when we didn’t get that promotion. Or, the infuriating call we had with a red-hot customer … Continue reading Call Center Improvement Strategies that Work: 4 Ways to Offer Your Agents Instant Feedback and Finally Deliver on Your Customer Experience Promises

Making a Good First Impression: The Dos and Don’ts of Crafting an Onboarding Plan for New Hires in Your Contact Center

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

How to Manage a Contact Center During an Acquisition: 5 Tips to Ease the Transition for Your Agents and Customers

Veronica Krieg — March 3, 2020 People are wired to process change in one of two ways: opportunity or threat. When things shift around us, we either embrace the change and run with it, or we tense up and grasp on to feelings of fear and anxiety. Take today, for example. It’s snowing here in … Continue reading How to Manage a Contact Center During an Acquisition: 5 Tips to Ease the Transition for Your Agents and Customers

Do Your Reports Spark Joy? Tidy Up Your Reports to Reduce Call Center Stress and Boost Agent Engagement

Laura Krajewski — March 3, 2020 I have a bad habit of biting my nails. I know, I know, I need to stop. Every couple of days I say to myself, this is it. I’m not going to bite them anymore. But then, I’ve got a handful of impending deadlines, a meeting I’m dreading with … Continue reading Do Your Reports Spark Joy? Tidy Up Your Reports to Reduce Call Center Stress and Boost Agent Engagement

Building Your Own Professional Development into your Call Center Strategy: The Top 5 Call Center Manager Skills to Help your Team (and You) Thrive

Laura Krajewski — February 24, 2020 Between meetings with other managers and department heads, you barely have time to answer all the mentions on Slack. Your agents ping you constantly asking for advice. You’ve got a running to-do list with KPIs to track and updates to make to training materials. And, you have a meeting … Continue reading Building Your Own Professional Development into your Call Center Strategy: The Top 5 Call Center Manager Skills to Help your Team (and You) Thrive

Finding Greater Success as a Leader in your Call Center: 5 Soft Skills Every Manager Needs to Get a Leg Up on the Competition

Laura Krajewski — February 7, 2020 I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts as an English Major and everyone asked me, “Are you going to be a writer? A teacher? What are you going to do with an English degree anyway?” And then I stepped immediately into the tech industry. Since I graduated, … Continue reading Finding Greater Success as a Leader in your Call Center: 5 Soft Skills Every Manager Needs to Get a Leg Up on the Competition

The Road to Deploying a Call Center System Doesn’t Have to be Bumpy: 4 Essential Steps Toward a Smoother Transition with New Tech

Laura Krajewski — January 31, 2020 Business is all about competition. Today, the big player in that competition is customer experience. A survey by Harris Interactive found that a quarter of U.S. adults don’t feel loyalty toward any type of brand. And, 56% of those surveyed said they’d be at least somewhat likely to switch … Continue reading The Road to Deploying a Call Center System Doesn’t Have to be Bumpy: 4 Essential Steps Toward a Smoother Transition with New Tech