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Training Agents to Handle Difficult Interactions

Ah, the life of a call center agent. It's a cushy job, right? Agents talk to customers on the phone and punch some information into a keyboard. Easy enough! But wait a... Read More

The Top 5 Reasons Employees Stay Put

Editor’s note: You may have missed this article when we first published it early last year. The advice is still relevant, so we're bringing it back in honor of Throwback Thursday. Understanding... Read More

5 Ways to Empower Contact Center Agents

A 2015 ICMI study revealed that 86 percent of contact centers don't fully empower their agents. Is your contact center part of the majority? Here's a bit of advice from the #ICMIchat... Read More

The Measures Every Contact Center Should Have

These key categories of measures and objective are as important for Facebook and Twitter interactions as they are for traditional contact channels. Establishing the right measures and objectives is one of the... Read More

Practical Ways to Boost Customer and Employee Satisfaction

In my early days as a contact center leader, I was obsessed with metrics. In my defense, metrics were the primary way to evaluate my success in the role. I measured everything!... Read More

A Solution to Contact Center Attendance Problems

Attendance issues are one of the most common challenges contact center leaders face. Poor attendance often leads to higher attrition, which makes it very difficult to run daily operations, meet service level... Read More

Why Survival Mode Kills the Customer Experience

Do you ever feel like you're in "survival mode," running from one crisis to another, just trying to get through the day? The moment you stomp out one fire, the sparks start... Read More

Skills Employees Need to Work from Home

No commute, no dress code, and plenty of flexibility. Working from home sounds easy, right? Not so fast! While remote work has its perks, it also requires a unique skill set to... Read More

Data Visualization and Engagement: Do Metrics Motivate?

Everyone likes access to data about their performance! As consumers, we are driven to act by visibility of our personal data. Consider for example, fitness trackers.  Most of us like seeing our... Read More

The Top Three Motivators for Any Generation

Does your contact center resemble an episode of "The Walking Dead?"  Whether or not you've reached zombie apocalypse levels of engagement, all contact center leaders must be intentional to win the hearts... Read More



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