20 Call Center Pros Share the Most Undervalued Call Center Metrics and How To Better Leverage Them

From essentials like average handle time to broader metrics such as call center service levels, there are dozens of metrics that call center leaders and QA teams must stay on top of, and they all provide visibility into some aspect of performance. Given the sheer number of metrics and KPIs that call centers could track, it’s […]

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LISTEN 2018: Keynote Announcement and Session Voting

I am excited to once again invite you to LISTEN, CallMiner’s industry leading event for customer engagement analytics professionals, brings together top organizations acquiring intelligence from customer interactions. It will be held Tuesday, October 23 – Thursday, October 25, 2018. By popular demand, we will be returning to the beautiful Opal Sands in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This year’s theme, INTELLIGENCE REDEFINED, […]

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Deliver Performance Scores Directly to Your Agents

When it comes to improving efficiency, many call centers choose to record phone calls and track average handle time, and  first call resolution rates. The less effort required on every call should lead to agents being able to assist more customers. Call center efficiency actually results from the agents’ drive, motivation, and their overall well-being. […]

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10 Tips to Improve Contact Center Agent Performance

Contact centers rely on agents to deliver a lasting customer experiences and exceptional customer service with every interaction. Without a strong frontline call center staff, you risk losing customers, a poor reputation, and loss of revenue. Some contact centers focus solely on quantity and measure success by the number of calls managed in a particular […]

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5 Benefits Of An API Integration In Your Contact Center  

Business needs are constantly evolving, forcing many contact centers to review their interaction analytics resources to determine if they are acquiring the insight needed to optimize performance.  When it’s time to embark on the journey to implement new technology in your contact center to address a changing environment, there are many questions you, and your […]

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6 Ways to Reduce Call-backs with the Right Language

A significant goal for your call center is how to improve first call resolution (FCR) rates and reduce call-backs from customers. First call resolution is arguably one of the most important key performance indicators (KPI’s) because it shows how effective your agents are during conversations with customers. It also measures how satisfied customers are with […]

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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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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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Call Center Training Tips: 51 Expert Tips on Training Technology, Agent Onboarding, Ongoing Training & Coaching, and More

Call center agent training is a continuous process; it doesn’t end once the onboarding process is complete. Call center supervisors must continue to monitor metrics, measure results, and tailor ongoing training to ensure that agents’ needs are met and that call center activity is in line with broader business objectives. From training technologies to effective […]

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What is Average Handle Time? Challenges, Examples, and Best Practices for Improving AHT

Definition of Average Handle Time Average handle time, or AHT, is an important call center metric. In the simplest terms, AHT is the average time it takes to handle a call or transaction from start to finish – from call initiation, to hold time, to talk time, and all the way through to any related […]

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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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What is Mini-Miranda?

Definition of Mini-Miranda Mini-Miranda is a legal warning debt collectors are required to use at the beginning of communications with consumers, both written and oral. It’s a requirement set forth by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and is aimed at preventing debt collectors from contacting consumers under false pretenses, instead clearly identifying the […]

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How Successful People Stay Productive and In Control

Hi EO Members, Please visit link below for the  blog :-   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141110142734-50578967-how-successful-people-stay-productive   Regards, Pulkit Jain   encore

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LISTEN 2016 to Highlight the Benefits of Speech & Customer Journey Analytics

In today’s customer landscape, the “customer experience” has evolved from a buzzword to a top priority for any organization regularly interfacing with customers. And for good reason: Research shows customer satisfaction has the power to create happy and loyal customers, in addition to directly impacting the bottom line. Forrester, in fact, reports that the revenue […]

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5 Reasons Speech Analytics Is Critical in Call Center Collections

Collections contact centers and accounts receivable management (ARM) firms face a constant challenge: balancing the need to maximize payments while maintaining quality service and strict compliance. Add to that complexity an increasingly strict regulatory environment and you’re left with collections firms under pressure to make sweeping and costly changes in order to remain competitive in […]

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3 Best Practices for First Call Resolution

Today’s competitive consumer marketplace demands that customer-facing companies adopt strategies to foster meaningful interactions with customers.  It’s no longer enough to provide good customer service – organizations need to constantly be thinking about now to build and maintain customer relationships to drive customer loyalty and retention. Forrester’s latest “State of Loyalty Strategies” report, in fact, […]

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Call Center Phone Scripts: Are They a Thing of the Past?

It should come as no surprise that customer service has a significant impact on customer loyalty. Companies are 14 times more likely to sell to an existing happy customer than to a new customer. What’s more, the vast majority of customers (97%) consider customer service to be very important in their choice of and loyalty […]

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5 Ways Speech Analytics Helps Improve the Patient Experience

If there’s any industry that’s in the midst of a transformation, it’s healthcare. Gone are the days of volume-based care – and what’s arrived is a new mix of value-based care that increasingly focuses on improving patient care, building strong and lasting relationships with consumers and patients, and empowering patients to take a proactive approach […]

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How Does Contact Analytics Improve Agent Performance?

When was the last time you had an exceptional experience as a customer? Maybe you received the wrong item you’d ordered online, called customer service, and had the correct item delivered to your doorstep the next morning. Maybe you tweeted at a company to get a quick response to a problem or question and got […]

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3 Reasons Every Call Center Needs an Agent Performance Dashboard

There is no denying that customer service representatives are the lifeblood of the call center. Not only are they on the front lines interacting directly with customers, but they also have the ability to positively (or negatively) impact the customer experience. So what’s the best way to drive agent performance improvements and ensure that customers […]

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