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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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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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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9 Call Center Environment Best Practices

Cultivating a productive call center environment involves optimizing many different facets of its operations. From facility design to computer systems and software integrations, all aspects of your call center that impact its internal atmosphere can affect employee performance. The power your call center environment has over your staff’s overall level of productivity cannot be overestimated. […]

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Operational Challenges in the Call Center Industry

There are numerous issues for which call center managers and leaders must account in running a successful customer support operation. From actively keeping track of shifts in the industry’s technological standards and accommodating economic imperatives to handling other critical processes within the realm of human resources, there are enough potential challenges to tackle in typical […]

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Call Center Floor Rules

The floor of any call center is the organization’s mission-critical space intended entirely to serve the very purpose for which the center exists – handling calls. As such, your call center’s main floor, where agents take on customer concerns daily, ought to be bound by a thoughtful and helpful set of rules. Rules ensure everyone […]

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Call Center Metrics Best Practices

Obtaining useful metrics on daily operations in your call center can help to improve many aspects of your business. However, there is quite a bit more to making effective use of call center metrics than merely amassing data and generating reports. When properly harnessed, call center metrics open the door to precise monitoring of growth […]

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Call Center Statistics You Should Know

As industrial and economic globalization trends continue to develop in the world’s present market, the use of outsourced talent to accomplish a wide variety of tasks ranging from the rote and repeatable to the complex and mission-critical grows ever more ubiquitous. Call centers, in particular, represent just one facet of a large and varied international […]

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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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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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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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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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Call Center Software: How to Choose the Best Software (Tips & Best Practices)

There are a number of call center software solutions on the market, comprising more than half a dozen types of these tools. That’s not to mention the number of software tools that integrate with the various call center software solutions. With many potential combinations, picking the right call center tool software is no easy feat. […]

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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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CallMiner Named Top 10 Contact Centre Software and Technology for 3rd Year in a Row

We’re delighted that CallMiner has been named by Call Centre Helper as one of the Top 10 providers of Contact Centre Software and Technology for the third year running with Eureka Coach. In 2012, CallMiner lead the way in the industry with the first version of a genuine automated performance feedback portal for contact centre […]

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CX Analytics Summit London Was a Jolly Good Time

Last month we held our CX Analytics Summit in London to great success. This was the first time this event was held in the UK and we were excited to share with both clients, partners and prospects the latest products and solutions. The event featured speakers from CallMiner experts and customers Cabot and DLG who […]

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How Trends Are Changing With Unified Communications

Unified telecommunications (UC) is a solution in the communications world that allows businesses to get more out of their crucial tools and applications, by placing them in a cohesive and streamlined environment. Rather than having to switch between tools for video conferencing and instant messaging, you can access everything you need on the same intuitive […]

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CallMiner Announces 2 New Products: Capture and Visualize

We are excited to announce two new additions to our Eureka platform: Visualize and Capture. Visualize, powered by leading business intelligence platform Tableau®, brings your speech analytics data story to life through actionable, easily digestible insights displayed in a user-friendly dashboard. Capture acquires high-fidelity audio in real-time providing a foundation for faster, secure, and more […]

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