Contact Centre Predictions for 2020

Microsoft’s Richard Peers predicted that by 2020, 85% of all customer service interactions would be handled without the need for a human agent. Although his prediction was not completely accurate, there has been a significant move in that direction. This means that contact centres need to be integrating new technologies into their organisations in order to […]

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LISTEN World Tour is Coming to London

The date has been fixed, the venue chosen, and the preparations are underway!! February 25th and 26th will find us hosting the 1st leg of the LISTEN World Tour at 8 Fenchurch, London for our customers, prospects, partners and industry watchers. The inaugural London LISTEN 2019 event was a huge success, featuring full house attendance, […]

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7 Important Call Center Skills Every Agent Should Have

Working as a call center agent requires several soft skills to see the best results. Call centers are responsible for much more than mere issue resolution. These organizations serve as the remote faces of the companies they represent, directly interacting with clients in one-on-one personal interactions. Should a call center representative leave a customer with […]

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25 Employee Satisfaction Survey Questions You Need to Ask

Encouraging your workforce to share their innermost concerns and ideas about your company can be particularly tricky. However, there is a lot to be said for asking the right questions. Surveying your employees for valuable feedback involves approaching them with some understanding of both their interests and their current responsibilities within your organization. With this […]

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Call Center Metrics: Examples, Tips & Best Practices

An efficient call center operation hinges on the ability of management to identify flaws in their systems and practices as well as execute improvement plans to fix these quickly. Fortunately, with a number of useful tools and techniques, team leaders can effect meaningful change based on observable and trackable data. However, the exact tools and […]

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LISTEN 2019 is “in the Books”

It’s hard to believe after all the planning and hard work by so many people here at CallMiner that “LISTEN 2019 Velocity to Vision” at Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood FL is finally “in the books.” This year’s annual user conference for customer engagement professionals was the largest yet with 413 attending the event, a whopping […]

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What is the CFPB Arbitration Rule? Definition & Best Practices

Arbitration between companies and consumers as an alternative form of conflict resolution often works as a strategic option for the company in question, affording it the opportunity to minimize costs and simplify the process of appeasing upset clientele. Due to the tendency that many companies demonstrate for negotiating through arbitration, as opposed to using the […]

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VOE Definition: What is a Verification of Employment (VOE)?

Ensuring your company deals with and employs only the best candidates can prove to be a very tricky feat. Although there are many honest applicants to positions and potential commitments, there are, unfortunately, some applicants who are less than trustworthy. The information many people provide on their resumes has become more and more inaccurate as […]

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Data Mining Tools Buying Guide: Expert Tips for Choosing the Best Data Mining Tools

Data mining is one of the most insight-giving and potentially the most powerful tool businesses can harness in the modern economy. The ability to recognize patterns comes with a myriad of benefits including: Better Marketing and Sales: Proper data mining provides insights that can help in creating the content and materials that will be necessary […]

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The 3 Deadly Sins of Gamifying in the Contact Centre

In our recent webinar we talked about How to Gamify Your Contact Centre and Motivate Advisors. But before you get into the depths of planning your gamification strategy, there are three deadly sins every contact centre needs to avoid. Not having complete clarity about the behaviour to encourage, and proof of why things need to […]

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Customer Satisfaction Surveys: Examples, Templates & Tips for Better Surveys

Gauging a customer’s overall satisfaction with your services and products can help you optimize for a better customer experience and better overall market performance. However, getting to know just what your customers think about your brand can be a tough task to take on. Customer satisfaction surveys serve this purpose well, encouraging your client base […]

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What is Call Center Outsourcing?

Presenting your customers with a functional resource that they can turn to if they encounter any difficulties in using your products or services is no small feat. Often enough, providing such a service requires a significant investment in personnel, training, and maintenance, not to mention ongoing management and the software needed to support the process. […]

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How to Choose the Best Data Visualization Tools

Big data is getting bigger with each passing year, but making sense of trends hidden deep in the heap of 1s and 0s is more confounding than ever. As metrics pile up, you may find yourself wondering which data points matter and in what ways they relate to your business’s interests. Here, we will cover […]

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Key Takeaways From Our First UK Customer Analysts Forum

CallMiner’s first UK Customer Analysts Forum uncovered some brilliant ways for speech analytics to deliver a great return on investment. The day consisted of five workshops that afforded analysts within our user community the opportunity to share some of their thoughts, successes and challenges with the application of speech analytics. Among the many learnings shared, […]

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What is Customer Effort Score?

Implementing and tracking a customer effort score at your organization could be key in keeping your customers satisfied and improving their customer experience – a tough feat that can otherwise force you to become a mind reader, guessing at their wants and needs before they themselves know them. Unfortunately, most managers and business leaders have […]

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Reduce Employee & Customer Churn with Actionable Engagement Insights

It’s no secret that customer churn is costing businesses huge amounts. In fact, The Callminer Churn Index estimated that customer churn is costing UK businesses a whopping £25 billion a year! That’s why we hosted a webinar with our consulting services partner, Ember Real Results, to show how to identify actionable engagement insights to reduce […]

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Women in Analytics Networking Event: A LISTEN 2019 Production

By Anya Korneyeva, Sr. Research Engineer at CallMiner Women make up 59% of the American workforce yet fill less than 17% of all roles in data and analytics — despite many holding degrees in related fields. At CallMiner I have been fortunate to work with a strong group of women in analytics across our teams […]

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Only at LISTEN: An AI Perspective from Outside the Cave

If you live in a cave, caves are what you know. It becomes your existence, your totality of experience. But a strange thing can happen when you venture outside. You learn new things, have different experiences, ones that better equip you for life inside the cave. Why am I telling you this? Because the cave […]

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25 Tips & Best Practices for Identifying the Best Call Center Services

Outsourcing a major part of your business is never an easy decision, but operating a contact center requires a significant investment in technology and staffing. For some companies, outsourcing call center services makes sense, while others are better served by keeping call center functions in-house. When it comes to choosing a call center service, that […]

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What is CSAT? Definition, How to Measure CSAT & Tips

CSAT (Customer Satisfaction) is a measurement used to quantify the degree to which customers are satisfied with a service, product or experience. In most cases, the term “CSAT” is used in connection with “CSAT score,” which refers to the numerical measure of customer satisfaction. Brands and marketers use CSAT scores to establish a customer’s level […]

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