As a contact center data analyst, you might face the ongoing challenge of navigating through large volumes of information. While your contact center data provides significant insights into the customer experience, your team needs to interpret the hidden details behind the technical values. Not making sense of your data equates to missing out on valuable opportunities to improve your service standards and company reputation.
Contact centers get a bad rap. Most customers would rather spend their time on a variety of other tasks than contact their insurance customer service center. In fact, nearly a quarter of Americans surveyed would rather shave their head than speak to a customer service rep, while 22% would prefer to spend a night in jail. However, insurance company call centers or contact centers can drastically reduce wait times and change their customers’ perceptions by providing excellent and speedy customer service with the help of measuring the right KPIs.
Your contact center is more than just a place customers reach out to when they have a problem. It’s also a hotbed of opportunities to connect with customers, champion your brand, and create selling opportunities via relationship building. Your customer service agents are the frontline of your business and, as far as customers are concerned, the face of your company. Let’s look at just how important your contact center customer experience (CX) is and how you can maximize the talent and technology within it for business growth.
The universal truth of running a call center is that the list of KPIs you could measure is endless. The challenge becomes planning the right KPIs for each stakeholder group – executives, managers, team leaders and customer service agents – within your organization. Here, we review and analyze three popular call center KPIs that affect all key stakeholder groups, as well as your customers.
What are the best call center metrics to track? Which ones should you set goals for and base reporting on? Some key metrics provide valuable insights into your call center’s organizational workflows. Others offer little value for your center and can complicate matters when measuring agent performance or tracking customer satisfaction. Performance analysis is supposed to help day-to-day operations, not hinder them.
With the world heading further toward instant gratification, customers are no longer willing to wait on hold or be transferred to multiple customer service representatives. And with the rise of digital channels being used to interact with customers, such as chatbots and social media, businesses are expected to increase customer engagement and streamline these support processes. Call centers must leverage these alternative digital channels to ensure customer service agents maintain a high level of support. Luckily, deflecting to digital channels is one of the best ways to satisfy customers when handling extremely high call volume.
Call center analytics are designed to provide insight into the overall performance of your call center, including adjusting how you manage your workforce and how this impacts the overall customer experience–regardless of where your agents work from. Successfully managing a fully remote or hybrid call center becomes more achievable with relevant insights from your customer interaction data. Let’s look at 5 ways call center analytics can improve remote working for your employees and create better customer outcomes.
Recent contact center trends have brought new challenges for customer service teams. For the unprepared, the relentless surge of industry and economic demands could easily disrupt communications. You can future-proof your business through contact center solutions and tools with systematic, data-based communications that respond to specific customer needs. Here are seven contact center trends to keep in mind when working towards a positive shift in your customer experience initiatives this year and beyond.
Are you making the most of your data? Contact center analytics take your customer call and interaction data, and transform it into actionable insights you can use to hone the performance of your agents and your overall operation. Your contact center is a direct interaction point for customers, and there’s a wealth of information from every engagement. It’s easy to underestimate how vital this data is, which is why we’ve brought together these 10 key benefits for call center and contact center managers.
Your call center’s success depends on employing agents who can satisfy customer needs effectively and efficiently. Tracking agent performance metrics gives you a data-driven strategy for measuring your agents’ activity and contribution to the customer experience. Below we’ve listed four metrics that your team leaders may be overlooking, or at the very least, underestimating, for call center agent performance.