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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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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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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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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Dialog Direct Delivers Significant Sales and Process Improvement with Speech Analytics

Dialog Direct is a marketing services and customer experience solution provider that differentiates by the quality of experience it can deliver to its clients and their end customers. They represents more than 200 brands and has extensive contact center operations with well-documented procedures. Dialog Direct has an aggressive ongoing quality improvement process and wanted to […]

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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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Omnichannel Data & Analytics: Making Omnichannel Work

In our most recent white paper, we explained how companies can move beyond interaction analytics to an omnichannel world. The guide emphasized how to ensure that omnichannel efforts move in the right direction and deliver the best possible results. One of the biggest challenges here is making sure that the company’s data analytics are not […]

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How Marketers Can Leverage Big Data for Customer Experience Insights: 35 Marketing Experts and Customer Experience Pros Share Their Top Tips for Leveraging Big Data to Improve CX

Everyone’s talking about Big Data and the power it holds to transform marketing initiatives from making random guesses and hoping something sticks to strategically refining and focusing marketing strategies with laser precision. But Big Data alone doesn’t magically transform your results; true transformation lies in how you leverage data to your advantage. For many marketers, […]

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Healthcare Apps Can Learn from Fitbit

The Takeaway: Healthcare providers looking to increase customer engagement through apps can look to Fitbit for successful tactics, like multi-channel engagement and strong motivators. If only more healthcare apps could be like Fitbit. When asked about his company’s mission, Fitbit CEO James Park said: “A lack of consumer engagement is missing…[it] is a critical missing […]

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4 Suggestions to Help Prepare for the Millennial Tsunami

Here come the Millennials, also known as Next Gen and the Baby-On-board Generation. Regardless what call you them they are nearly 98 million young adults born between 1980 and 2000 and by 2020 they will represent nearly 50% of the workforce. Millennials are quite different then any generation before them. They view the world differently […]

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5 Tips for Boosting Employee Engagement During the Holiday Period!

The holiday season can be really stressful and that only increases the challenge of keeping your employees engaged at work, here are a few reasons why employees may be stressed: 1. Companies push their employees harder to meet year-end goals, yet often fail to give them adequate recognition. 2. Kids are out of school, making […]

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

FidoTrack’s first blog in Engagement Optimization revolves around a simple employee emotion but one that is incredibly absent in today’s workplace; happiness. One can argue about the reasons why it is important or why it is missing, however what is ultimately an undisputable net result of employee unhappiness is disengaged employees. So why should managers […]

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3 Ways to Get More from Your Mystery Shops

At conferences, I’m often asked about mystery shopping, and it got me thinking: there are a lot of misunderstandings about what mystery shopping can and can’t do. Some see mystery shopping as a simple check-in; others see it as too artificial for an accurate customer service evaluation. Many executives assume they get the same insights […]

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A Really BIG Customer Satisfaction Survey No-No

Our company recently began working with a website optimization service. As the introductory phone call drew to a close, our new account manager asked me to take a customer satisfaction survey—and told me, “That’s how I get paid.” This was useless, awkward, and inappropriate. It showed that what I had to say didn’t really matter. […]

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Are You Using Customer Engagement Analytics for Marketing Research?

The Takeaway: Customer engagement analytics can supplement or even replace traditional marketing research, delivering more accurate and comprehensive insight. Customer engagement analytics solutions have the potential to deliver an unprecedented degree of insight for enterprises. When first deploying this technology, most companies tend to limit their focus to the contact center, where the raw information […]

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Starbucks: Your Customer is NOT Your Guinea Pig

It was the typical noon-time rush at my local Starbucks—certainly not my favorite time to stop, but I was hungry and needed a snack. I ordered a drink and a bagel, and moved out of line to wait. My drink came out quickly, but five minutes later there was still no bagel. I caught the […]

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Are You Benchmarking OR Innovating?

Benchmarking has a history of helping businesses compete in global markets. But these days, many companies are missing out on the opportunity to innovate due to an over-reliance on benchmarked metrics. The practice of benchmarking was born in the 1950’s with companies like GE and Toyota. Then, what was in vogue was a process called […]

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What You’ll Never Get from NPS (Or Any Other Outcome Metric)

Every company has its own take on customer experience—what are your goals?   Perhaps you’re looking to stage the customer experience to strengthen customer loyalty and retention. Or, maybe you need more proactive customer service to increase First Call Resolution (FCR). Sometimes, customer surveys paint a rosy picture, but your sales numbers tell a different […]

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Using call center analytics to generate revenue

When utilized effectively, call analytics can have a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you’re reading this blog post, then odds are that you’re at least somewhat familiar with call analytics. These solutions are gaining traction in contact centers across the country as decision-makers come to recognize the benefits the technology has to […]

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