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Introducing New Metrics? Don't Fall Victim to These 3 Pitfalls

In a contact center, business changes constantly. Customer expectations change. Technology certainly changes. Job expectations change. But have your metrics changed? If your organization is like many others, metrics tend to fall... Read More

5 Top Procurement Tips for Seeking an Outsourced Contact Center

Looking for an outsourced contact center partner is one of the most complex undertakings for any strategic sourcing professional. It requires a thorough understanding of the contact center world as well as... Read More

7 Tips for Creating an Effective Contact Center Mission Statement

Does your contact center have a mission statement? Without a common purpose, it's difficult to keep employees engaged, customers satisfied, and the business running smoothly. Here are seven tips you can use... 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-Based Routing: 5 Common Problems You Can Avoid

Skills based routing is getting renewed attention as contact centers expand services, add channels and, in general, require a more diverse range of subject matter experts. But you have to manage it... Read More

How to Develop a Leadership Pipeline in the Contact Center

Are leaders born or made? This question has been up for debate for quite some time. Regardless of whether leaders are born, or made, leadership development is critical. I have had the... Read More

Why Leaders Need to Spend Time on the Frontline

How much time should senior leaders spend in their customer service operation? Brad Cleveland recently answered this question during his "Thrive in the New Era of Customer Relationships" video series. Watch what... Read More

Tips for Overcoming Common Back Office Challenges

The front office and back office in the contact center world are a lot like the concept of yin and yang. Described as seemingly opposite or contrary forces, they may be complementary,... Read More

Implementing New Technology in Your Contact Center

“Begin with the end in mind.”  -Stephen Covey. This is a quote you should aim to remember any time you start searching for, selecting, and implementing new technology. At each stage of... Read More

Healthcare Contact Center Must-Haves for Patient Satisfaction

Business-savvy healthcare leaders recognize that patient satisfaction impacts the financial health of hospitals and health systems. For this reason, hospitals across the U.S. are going to great lengths to ensure that employees... Read More



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