Sentiment Analysis Tools Buying Guide

Sentiment – it’s more than a nine-letter word for a thought backed by passion or feeling; it’s also a leading cause of crises in consumer relations. Sentiment as it pertains to your customers describes the perception they have of your business and its practices, as well as its various offerings. Positive sentiment towards your brand […]

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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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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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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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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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Consumer Empathy: 5 Tips for Deepening Customer Empathy

What’s the one skill that every customer support agent should have? Ask this question to anyone who has served in customer support, and they will have customer empathy high on their list. Customer empathy – an idea that might have seemed like a lip-service or buzzword in the past, is now proving to be a […]

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Anatomy of a Successful Call Center Agent: 25 Tips & Characteristics

There are many characteristics that successful call center agents share, some being more important than others. Additionally, there are some characteristics that will be more important based on the needs and functions of a particular call center, although many traits are universal to all who work in a call center setting. Things like showing up […]

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What is a Customer Experience Map? How to Create an Effective Customer Experience Map

A customer experience map is made up of all of the touchpoints a customer could or does have with your organization as well as the interactions that take place at each touchpoint. Similar to customer journey maps, customer experience maps go one beyond simply mapping the touchpoints, also analyzing customer behavior and customer-brand interactions across […]

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Call Center Agent Feedback: Tips & Best Practices for Providing Effective Agent Feedback

Providing feedback to agents in your call center is entirely needed to maintain and improve a quality facility. The right encouragement, or even criticism, could dramatically alter agent performance, both for on-site employees and at-home agents. However, knowing how to deliver feedback can be tricky. Unfortunately, there are a number of pitfalls that can derail […]

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Join Us This Summer for WebinarStock!

This year CallMiner is presenting our first annual WebinarStock, July 23rd through 25th. This virtual conference will cover a ranging of topics, expert speakers, partners and customers about better customer and agent experiences through speech analytics. This is a great opportunity to listen, watch, and learn the latest CX analytics information out there! We are […]

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Got Empathy? 3 Ways to Train Your Contact Centers Agents To Be More Empathetic  

The CallMiner Churn Index shows that listening is critical to keeping customers loyal. Listening to a customer seems like a relatively simple ask, but many contact center agents are getting it wrong. Well more like, they aren’t being trained and monitored well enough to know if they are getting it wrong. Shockingly, less than a […]

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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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3 Reasons Why Agent Empathy Makes for Happier Customers

The CallMiner Churn Index shows that listening is critical to keeping customers loyal. When asked about their emotional state before making a call to a call centre, the top response by almost half of consumers (46%) is that they just want someone to listen to them – in other words show empathy! Listening to a […]

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Best Practices for Call Center Scripts: Expert Tips & Best Practices for Developing & Using Effective Call Center Scripts

Call center agents must be ready to handle a variety of situations and customer interactions, making scripts for different purposes a must for some companies. Whether you employ scripted language for greeting customers or closing sales or offer special guidance for agents who handle difficult customer interactions, such as agitated customers, scripts can be useful […]

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The Agent Churn Cycle: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

Today’s contact centers are all too familiar with agent turnover. The industry’s employee turnover rates remain more than double the average for all other U.S. occupations, with large call centers reaching over 50%. Not only does this come at an expensive cost to companies due to the time and resources it takes to hire and […]

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4 Ways To Use Call Recordings for Better Contact Center Performance

According to a recent survey by Contact Babel of contact center professionals, over 90% of businesses record their calls, but only 34% are analyzing them with a speech analytics solution. Even with 21% saying they were looking to implement a solution this year, this is leaving a lot of customer and agent insight data wasting […]

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Your Questions on Call Center Agent Engagement Answered

Agent or employee engagement is a vital topic in call center management. Many contact centers are new to defining what employee engagement looks like, measuring, and figuring out how to tie employee performance to overall company goals. In a recent webinar nGuvu’s Pascal Leclerc on the top 10 employee engagement trends of 2019, we discussed […]

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Gamification and Analytics Drive Better Agent Engagement and Performance

Gamification is a fun and popular way to improve agent performance, satisfaction, and effect the outcomes from those contacts with your customers. Using analytics and gamification is an effective way to encourage successful behaviors with the right incentives to measure, monitor, and promote the KPI’s vital to your contact center’s and company’s success. In a […]

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