Outbound Call Center Tips & Best Practices

Outbound call centers depend on skilled and well-trained agents as much as useful software to consistently meet business goals. Keeping an outbound call center operating efficiently means making the most of both the talent you have on hand and the tools you can afford to implement. Outbound call centers thrive only when agents can place […]

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Gone Virtual: Recap of the CETX Conference

After months of organizing, and re-organizing, we’re proud to say that our first virtual Customer Engagement Transformation Exchange (CETX) was a success! With over a thousand registrants, our inaugural CETX and very first digital conference also marked one of our largest events to date. While it may not have been our typical, in-person experience filled […]

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Business Process Outsourcing Tips & Resources

Business Process Outsourcing has come quite a long way in the last few years, allowing companies to achieve unheard of levels of sophistication in their market offerings without adding the strain of a vast assortment of new disciplines onto their internal teams. In this article, we discuss BPO as a flexible tool for businesses to […]

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: What You Need to Know

Debt collection companies of all stripes must abide by both local and international regulations to operate lawfully. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act establishes such legal guidelines in the US, limiting the actions debt collectors can take without liability. Although most of the FDCPA’s stipulations could be considered common sense to industry professionals, there are […]

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Remote Call Centers: Tools, Tips & Best Practices for Remote Contact Center Managers & Agents

Managing a call center caught up in the uncertainty of a worldwide pandemic is no small feat. However, there are a number of important guidelines and tips you can keep in mind to help ease your center’s workforce into remote working and mitigate contagion risks. Remote contact center operations have been around for some time […]

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Fraud Spreads as Does the Coronavirus: Steps to Take

As more of the US workforce is being divided into essential and nonessential roles and businesses are transitioning to work-from-home positions, employers and employees alike have another rapidly growing problem to monitor – fraud. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, fraudsters are taking advantage of the fear that has already been shown to induce panic-driven […]

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Call Center Service Levels: Calculations, Metrics, & Industry Standards

Providing key metrics and clear numbers is primordial in any industry, and it becomes particularly challenging in the field of call centers. This is why managers have developed a number of techniques to quantify results and improve efficiency over the years. One of these methods is Call Center Service Levels. The most basic definition of […]

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Top Debt Collection Conferences and Events: 47 Informative Events for Debt Collection Professionals to Stay on Top of Industry Regulations, Trends, and Best Practices

Debt collection is an in-the-trenches, no-love industry, which means that debt collections professionals often felt hung out to dry, like they have little support in the business world. But you need support. The debt collection industry is always changing and ever-evolving. Laws related to consumer credit, creditors rights, and collections are constantly under revision. Tools, […]

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Call Center Regulatory Compliance

Accommodating regulatory guidelines and remaining compliant with strict mandates can be tough for any call center organization to do. As communication technologies continue to evolve, so too do the various threats that target them. Call centers are at the bullseye in terms of their strategic attractiveness for malicious actors. Such organizations regularly intercept and process […]

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Scheduling Software for Call Centers: Buying Tips & Best Practices

Scheduling forms the foundation of every successful call center operation. Ensuring your organization has enough hands on deck at all times keeps callers from waiting too long or abandoning calls altogether before their questions can be answered. However, call center scheduling is much more complex than most other scheduling concerns. This article describes how the […]

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37 HR Professionals & Hiring Managers Share the Most Useful Customer Service Interview Questions for Managers

Managers play an integral role in ensuring high quality customer service, from hiring and training call center agents to monitoring performance, keeping tabs on vital call center metrics and keeping agents motivated every day.   While technology such as automated scorecards, speech analytics, and other tools enable managers to monitor agent performance objectively, customer service […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Customer Engagement Analytics from CCW

Speech analytics has come a long way since its introduction. No longer is it constrained to the walls of traditional quality assurance. Earlier this year, I sat down with Brian Cantor of Customer Contact Week, Marvie Wright of Qualfon and Chad Schott of HomeAdvisor to discuss how, when used correctly, your speech analytics strategy can […]

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Cabot and CallMiner Win ‘Best Use of Technology’ Award at the Credit Excellence Awards

We are excited to announce that last week CallMiner and Cabot Credit Management  (Cabot)  won the ‘Best Use of Technology’ Award at the Credit Excellence Awards 2018 presented by Credit, Collections and Risk Magazine in London. The Credit Excellence Awards recognize organizations that work in a way that is likely to inspire others in the […]

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What is Collection Analytics? Definitions, Benefits, and More

Debt collection companies are now turning to speech analytics in order to help them reduce delinquencies and mitigate losses allowing businesses to maximize their accounts receivable recovery. Collection analytics aids to understand customer preferences and behavior patterns, which in turn helps in developing better collection strategies. Collection strategies are primarily needed to improve productivity. It […]

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Detecting Fraud with Speech Analytics

Fraud is one of the costliest risks businesses face every day. With so much emphasis being placed on cybersecurity and fraud prevention online, cybercriminals are changing their efforts by targeting businesses via telephone conversations. Call centers have seen a significant increase in fraud according to Pindrop Labs’ 2017 Call Center Fraud Report, with 1 in […]

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Improving Productivity and Collections Revenue While Mitigating Risk

For many businesses, debt collection is an unavoidable necessity. It is also one of the essential tasks a business needs to complete to see success and maintain a steady cash flow. Too often, consumers being contacted to pay outstanding debts are not receptive to the phone call, making the conversation awkward for call center agents […]

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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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Auto Finance Debt Collection Tips: Regulations, Outsourcing Collections, Best Practices, and More

 Read the Santander Case Study, see how they leverage the CallMiner Eureka platform to stay compliant while maximizing revenue The auto finance industry is booming, so it’s no surprise that auto finance debt collection is big business. In fact, U.S. auto loan debt grew to $1 trillion for the first time in 2015, according to […]

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Join CallMiner at the 2018 TCPA Compliance Summit

  CallMiner will be attending the Contact Center Compliance show the 2018 TCPA Compliance Summit.  Register with early bird pricing today! 2018 TCPA COMPLIANCE SUMMIT THE TCPA LITIGATION EXPLOSION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW + HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS HYATT GAINEY RANCH RESORT – SCOTTSDALE, AZ MARCH 13, 2018 8:30AM TO 5PM TCPA COMPLIANCE SUMMIT […]

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The State of Debt Collection 2020: 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 more than one in four Americans (28 percent) have at least one debt in collections, the need for debt collection services, […]

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