Accessibility is at the heart of effective contact center management. Without objectives and metrics that enable accessibility, the answers to several questions would be left to chance: How long will customers have to wait? How busy are your agents going to be? What resources (staff and technology) do you need?
I used to find that many contact center managers viewed contacts handled as virtually synonymous with productivity. How many calls, or emails, or social posts did you handle? Simple, right? Well, not so fast. True productivity is advancing the mission of the organization.
Omnichannel contact centers aim to serve customers across different communication channels. By adopting this strategy, a contact center can streamline its communication channels and serve more customers in less time. However, an omnichannel approach can pose challenges for the contact center. Gartner Marketing Research reports that half of the companies that tried implementing this approach have failed. In this article, we will discuss the potential barriers to success and ways to overcome them.
Looking to deliver top-notch call center experiences to patients? Monitoring the right call center metrics will help equip your agents with the know-how to provide optimized caller experiences every time. Healthcare organizations that can systematically monitor call center performance metrics essentially drive patient engagement and quality services. But, which metrics should you track? Explore the […]
Customer retention in call centers can be an uphill struggle. However, call center customer churn can simply relate back to your center’s service level, agent performance, and overall customer experience. Here are 5 simple ways call center teams can ensure they satisfy their customers with every interaction and maintain customer loyalty. 1. Figure Out the […]
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.
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.
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.