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

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 tasks an agent must perform […]

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2020 Call Center Metrics: 6 Key Metrics for Your Call Center Dashboard

Operating a growing call center operation involves logging and assessing myriad moving elements at once. It can be close to impossible to manage these critical success factors without help from specialized software. At the heart of most technological optimizations implemented within a successful call center are fine-tuned metrics. Keeping tabs on the right metrics can […]

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12 Call Center Best Practices You Need to Be Doing Right Now

As recent research shows, the U.S. call center industry is alive and well.  According to the data, the industry saw a total of 32,000 new positions added in Q1 2019, with several major companies expanding their call center operations. What this means is there’s an imperative for call centers to drive operational performance excellence in order […]

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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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The Two Words on Everyone’s Minds: Business Continuity

Read on to learn about adjustments we made to working from home. Like most of you, activities at CallMiner in recent weeks have been focused on executing our business continuity plan, moving to a remote workforce, and supporting our employees physical and emotional well-being.  As we carried out our plan we thought it might be […]

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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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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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First Call Resolution Ideas

Solving a caller’s problems quickly can significantly improve their perception of your organization’s overall quality and competency. However, achieving the fastest possible resolution speed – over the course of a single call – can prove to be more complicated than it seems. There are many variables involved in handling customers’ calls efficiently enough to resolve […]

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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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What is PCI Compliance Call Recording & Transcription: Definition, Expert Tips & Best Practices

PCI compliance call recording & transcription refers to the requirements set in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). PCI DSS is a set of strict regulations created to protect private financial information and prevent credit card fraud. To thwart would be fraudulent activity, credit card numbers (both the card number itself and […]

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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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3 Ways to Improve Your Call Center Monitoring Practices [Video]

Call center monitoring is one of the most effective ways call centers can improve their customer service; it gives managers the opportunity to watch (or rather listen) to their agents in action. By monitoring what agents say during interactions, managers can easily identify problems within their teams, maintain quality standards and compliance, improve the customer […]

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Summer Is The Time To Binge Watch Webinars

At CallMiner, we strive to consistently deliver valuable information through our learning center and the numerous webinars we host and are speakers on with our partners. We know you can’t always attend webinars in your busy day, but the summer is a great time to catch up on webinars you may have missed. And for […]

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Leveraging Best Practices to Empower Your Agent Workforce

When a customer contacts your call center, they expect answers to their questions and solutions for their problems. They don’t expect to find themselves on hold for a long time or talking to an agent not equipped to answer their questions. In a world where customer experience is more important than ever, call centers must […]

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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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Comparing and Purchasing Call Monitoring Software: 20 Experts Reveal the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Investing in the right call center monitoring software is imperative for today’s call centers. Without call center monitoring, quality assurance can suffer, customer satisfaction inevitably wanes, and call center compliance issues can arise. But comparing and purchasing call center monitoring software isn’t as simple as it may seem. There are many variables to consider, and […]

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What are QA Metrics? Examples of QA Metrics for Call Centers, Aligning Metrics with Your Goals, and Best Practices

Definition of QA Metrics Quality assurance, or QA, metrics refer to the data and facts your company uses to measure performance. Interestingly, QA metrics can vary significantly by industry, since they reflect performance as defined by that industry. For example, QA metrics for software development could measure production cycles and average costs, while QA metrics […]

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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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20 Call Center Leaders and QA Pros Reveal the #1 Problem Keeping Call Center QA & Monitoring Teams Up at Night (and How to Solve It)

Call center QA and monitoring teams are responsible for ensuring the quality of interactions between call center representatives and consumers. It goes without saying that this is an incredibly complex undertaking, particularly in large organizations with thousands of call center agents having many thousands of interactions with consumers every day. Companies that use speech analytics […]

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