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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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What is Service Delivery Optimization?

A Definition of Service Delivery Optimization While you may like to think that your call center handles the majority of your customer service, the truth is that activities that impact the customer experience happen across your organization and its various channels. As organizations face the challenge of so many employees outside the contact center handling […]

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The New Significance of SIM Scores for UK Water Companies

By: Mark Lockyer, EMEA Sales Director, CallMiner With the introduction of the Open Water initiative in April 2017, UK water suppliers are facing new competition for business customers.  Gone are the days of relying on postcode generated revenue. This change brings increased scrutiny on Service Incentive Mechanism (SIM) scores as businesses start to shop around […]

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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. The problems that plague the […]

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What is Omnichannel Customer Engagement?

A Definition of Omnichannel Customer Engagement Customers do not take a linear path to organizations anymore. Rather, they engage with companies on multiple channels and across channels while pausing and resuming their journey along the way. We know that customers conduct online searches and visit websites before they make their first phone call, and we […]

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Top Customer Experience Podcasts: 50 Must-Listen Podcasts on Customer Experience from Industry Experts and Influencers

Customer experience is more than a buzzword. It’s become a significant factor in customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, and customer engagement. Knowing how to deliver an ideal experience throughout the customer journey is key, and hearing from industry experts and influencers will guide you in the right direction toward improving your customer experience. We’ve rounded up […]

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The Importance of Contact Center Efficiency and Customer Experience as Energy Pricing Faces Scrutiny

By: Frank Sherlock, Vice President, EMEA Sales With energy prices rising, the UK government recently announced an independent review into the total cost of electricity and factors that could be driving up the cost.  This scrutiny on pricing puts even further pressure on UK energy companies to ensure they are running efficient operations and delivering the […]

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What is Customer Journey Mapping? How It Works, Challenges, Benefits, and More

A Definition of Customer Journey Mapping Customer journey mapping is a diagramming technique that enables companies to visualize the path a customer takes from the first exposure to a brand or company through the final purchase – sometimes including the post-purchase experience as well. It’s a flexible technique, allowing marketers to use several tools and […]

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25 Call Center Leaders Share the Most Effective Ways to Boost Contact Center Efficiency

Most call centers struggle with efficiency at one time or another. And because efficiency is directly tied to minimizing overhead costs in the call center, it’s a prominent challenge. Coping with unanticipated upticks in demand, staff turnover, and other common challenges only further complicate matters for call center managers working to create an efficient, productive, […]

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The Most Important Algorithms for Marketing Data Analysts to Understand

Algorithms matter little to the average consumer, working behind the scenes of the technology and social platforms they use every day (Facebook, Google, etc.). To marketers, though, they matter a great deal, playing the deciding role in how visible a brand’s content is to the target audience, how relevant the products recommended are to a […]

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