100 Call Center Management Tips: Expert Insights and Advice for Hiring and Training Call Center Agents, Motivating and Engaging Your Team, Workforce Management, Technology, the Metrics That Matter, and More

Managing call centers today involves much more than scheduling agents to staff the phone lines. Working as a call center agent is a stressful endeavor, and it’s up to you as a manager to cultivate a positive working atmosphere, foster a sense of ownership, motivate your team to succeed, and most importantly, to stay informed […]

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Smart Implementation of Machine Learning and AI in Data Analysis: 50 Examples, Use Cases and Insights on Leveraging AI and ML in Data Analytics

Analytics has been changing the bottom line for businesses for quite some time. Now that more companies are mastering their use of analytics, they are delving deeper into their data to increase efficiency, gain a greater competitive advantage, and boost their bottom lines even more. That’s why companies are looking to implement machine learning (ML) […]

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25 Call Center Leaders Share the Most Effective Ways to Boost Contact Center Efficiency

The struggle with contact center efficiency is common at one time or another. And because efficiency is directly tied to minimizing overhead costs in the call center, it’s a prominent challenge. Coping with unanticipated upticks in demand, staff turnover, and other common call center challenges only further complicate matters for managers working to create an […]

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How Contact Center Agent Self-Assessment Improves Results

Contact centers are just looking for love. They want their customers to adore them, striving to provide the best customer experience so these customers will return month after month. But if customer engagement rates plummet, managers are bereft, left wondering what went wrong. Was it you, the customer, or was it the contact center? For […]

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The State of Debt Collection 2019: Industry Statistics, Trends, Collection Practices, and More

The debt collection industry has earned its share of ire over the years, but it’s an industry that continues to grow across multiple verticals including auto finance, healthcare, mortgage lending, and many others. As approximately 30 million Americans have at least one debt in collections, the need for debt collection services, whether in-house or third-party […]

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50 Debt Revenue Recovery Tips: Developing a Debt Revenue Recovery Strategy, Tools & Technology, and More

There are several reasons for clients and customers to become delinquent in their accounts. Whether clients fail to pay because of poor health, lost employment, or a poor customer service experience, they can fall behind with payments and prevent you from collecting revenue. In fact, billions of dollars are owed to governments, healthcare providers, utility […]

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Growth of Conversational Commerce

Conversational commerce is changing the way customers interact with brands and companies. Younger generations, like millennials, look at the transition as a valuable one because it utilizes technology they rely on every day, their smartphones. Overall, customer culture is evolving, and consumers have a desire for more accessible communication methods that let them interact with […]

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Getting to the Root of Displeasure

As a business, you expect to hear from your customers, and you probably welcome their calls because they give you valuable insight into their perception of your company. The last thing you or your call center agents want is to continually be handling upset customers or worse, repeat callers. Managing a large number of complaints […]

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What is Hosted Call Center Software? A Definition of Hosted Call Center Software, Advantages, and Best Practices for Choosing the Right Delivery Model

Hosted call center software is a delivery model that differs from on-premise software and shares some characteristics with cloud-based software. Here’s a look at hosted call center software, its advantages, and best practices for choosing the right delivery model for your call center. A Definition of Hosted Call Center Software When software is hosted, it […]

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7 Tips for Keeping Agents Happy

No matter what industry you serve, one thing is certain; call centers can’t deliver a positive customer experience without the right agents in place. Hiring the right team can make or break any call center, but it takes more than just reviewing qualifications during the hiring process. Leadership and management teams have a responsibility to […]

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Contact Center Customer Experience Best Practices

Customer experience (CX) is evolving. Change isn’t necessarily bad, but it certainly is confusing when you have to cut through the noise and determine which best practices and trends will launch your contact center ahead of the competition. As a CX leader, you also need to know which technologies will help you achieve your core […]

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16 Examples of Artificial Intelligence Across 6 Industries

Artificial intelligence (AI) is about to transform every segment of our economy by bringing human intelligence into computing and allowing machines to learn from experience and make human-like decisions. AI helps businesses automate routine tasks, better understand their customers by analyzing their behavior, reduce operational costs, and personalize experiences. After discussing the overall benefits and […]

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Is Your Data Being Held Hostage (by your Speech Analytics Vendor)

Many call centers utilize speech analytics solutions because it helps streamline their overall operations and better track agent performance. When you decide to invest in a solution, you trust that your data will be kept safe from hackers and cybercriminals. In most cases, you don’t think about what will happen if you choose to switch […]

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Are You Ready for GDPR?

Have you heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? If so, you’ve probably realized that it is not just one of many other data protection frameworks or requirements. GDPR is considered to be one of the most significant information security and privacy laws of our time and is the top regulatory focus of 2018, even […]

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101 Customer Experience Tips: CX in the Contact Center, Planning & Strategy, Customer Experience Tools & Technology, and More

Today’s consumers readily tell others when they have a negative experience with a company, meaning that brands must prioritize the customer experience to foster loyalty and satisfaction. We’ve rounded up 101 expert tips to help you leave a lasting, positive impact by creating an innovative, meaningful customer experience. 101 Customer Experience Tips: CX in the […]

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A Comprehensive History of AI in the Call Center: From ACDs to Predictive Analytics and Beyond

Voice continue to the most widely-utilized customer service channel by consumers, with 73% of consumers calling into the call center for customer service needs, according to Forrester. Other channels are gaining ground, however, with digital channels, such as chat and email, and web-based self-service becoming increasingly utilized by consumers. Graphic via Sharpen New technologies are […]

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GDPR is Just Around the Corner. Are You Ready?

European Union’s (EU) new stance on data protection is impacting call centers across the globe. The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR was passed in 2017 with a deadline for businesses to be compliant set for May 25, 2018. The goal of the new law is to increase safety for EU citizens when it comes […]

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RFPs for Speech Analytics: Asking the Right Questions

When you want to hear what your customers truly have to say, you are on the path to transforming your business. The trouble today is that customers have so much to say across so many channels that companies need a solution for transitioning from voice-only contact centers to omnichannel customer engagement models. The answer lies […]

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Using Interaction Analytics to Handle Abusive Customers

Dealing with abusive customers can really affect the morale of the contact centre agents. Obviously, there is no excuse for customers being abusive but sometimes, even the mildest mannered get so frustrated that they behave in a way that they shouldn’t. However, it is the agents who need to deal with the aftermath – often […]

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20 Call Center Pros Reveal the Biggest Things Companies Overlook When It Comes to Call Center Compliance Issues

See How Conns leverages CallMiner to improve their Collections Operations     Read the eBook: How US Contact Centers Can Use Interaction Analytics to Reduce Risk & Improve Compliance Call centers are constantly under pressure from regulatory compliance concerns. With a variety of regulations impacting call center operations across many verticals, and those regulations frequently […]

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