2018

20 Call Center Pros Share the Most Undervalued Call Center Metrics and How To Better Leverage Them

Callminer

From essentials like average handle time to broader metrics such as call center service levels , there are dozens of metrics that call center leaders and QA teams must stay on top of, and they all provide visibility into some aspect of performance. Given the sheer number of metrics and KPIs that call centers could track, it’s no surprise that some metrics tend to go overlooked.

10 chat support job responsibilities: what you need to know about providing live chat support to your customers

UJET

It's Friday. You're queuing up emails for next week's big product announcement when all of a sudden your email service stops working. Customer Experience Multichannel Support Live Chat Customer Support

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Building Your Best Culture in 2019

CX Accelerator

When we are honest with ourselves, we all know culture is the linchpin for everything we do in the Contact Center. We have the very best and newest technology, hire the perfect “on-paper” resumes, and have the budget of King Tut, but without a healthy, positive working culture…these things are essentially meaningless. Naturally, an exceptional culture is the hardest thing to build, and equally as difficult to maintain.

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Lesson #8: VoC Is Not The Same Thing As Market Research, But They're Converging

PeopleMetrics

The following is an excerpt from Listen Or Die by Sean McDade, P hD. Market research was developed a century ago to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and products. Today it’s used in similar ways—to figure out competitive positioning, determine the optimal price for new products, or to decide on the most effective advertising strategies (to name a few). However, market research and Voice of the Customer (VoC) are not the same.

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How to Optimize Your Contact Center: AI Tech for a Better CX

Speaker: Paul Weald, Contact Center Innovator

With the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning, you can streamline your contact center productivity and efficiency by reducing call wait times, monitoring customer sentiment and satisfaction, and providing better self-service options for all of your customers. Join us for this exclusive webinar with contact center innovator Paul Weald to learn more!

When is Customer Feedback a Really Bad Idea?

Confirmit

The other day I found myself in the slightly annoying position of being unable to procrastinate any further. I had to – finally – admit defeat and just well get on with a domestic DIY project that I’d been in varying stages of denial and avoidance over for a few days. This meant writing a list. And working things out. And measuring things with a tape measure.

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Top 5 Automation trends in the Contact Center

Uniphore

It seems automation is everywhere these days, allowing people to accomplish a variety of tasks faster, and the customer service industry is no exception, where technological advancements continue to transform the customer experience, and businesses continue to discover the benefits of real-time automation. Here are the top 5 customer service automation trends in 2018: Read More. Jacada Blog

Why You Must Create and Sustain a Customer-Centric Culture

Beyond Philosophy

Most companies today know that putting the customer at the heart of everything they do is vital. Doing something about it, however, tends to fall into the unknown category. The fact is, improving your Customer Experience means you must also become more customer-centric. But what is customer-centricity and how do you do it? What aspects of the experience should you focus your efforts to improve? Creating and sustaining a customer-centric culture was the subject of a recent podcast.

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Customer Health Solutions: Accurately Monitoring Your Customer Relationships

TeamSupport

A new term, customer health, is all about monitoring the customer relationship to ensure it remains in a vibrant state. Because not all businesses are receptive to proactive support or additional conversations, the concept of customer health has evolved because it allows a business to further understand the impact of their interactions.

This Is How You Get Customers To Accept Your Word As Final

Myra Golden Media

Do you find it difficult to get customers to accept your word as final? Like, do they just come back and ask their question another way. Or even better, do they ask to talk to your manager? The thing is, we all need to get better at making our answer the final answer. It’s pretty easy to give a firm answer when you have the right approach. Making your answer the final answer comes down to two things. You must be assertive, and you must be direct.

The Inner Circle Guide to Remote & Hybrid Contact Center Solutions

In this handy guide, learn everything you need to build your ultimate contact center—with no walls and no limitations. Empower your agents to serve your customers better, and from anywhere.

Customer Centricity: 10 strategies to implement in 2019

Lumoa

Start 2019 with these 10 simple steps and build the fundamentals of your customer-centric culture. Nurture customer centricity in your company and lead your organization through the customer-centric transformation. RSS generated with FetchRss

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21 Call Center Leaders Reveal the Biggest Concerns Keeping Call Center Managers Up at Night

Callminer

Call center managers are tasked with myriad responsibilities, and they maintain responsibility for ensuring that their call center operation runs smoothly and efficiently. With managers often having large staffs of call center representatives to manage, regulatory compliance requirements to address, customer satisfaction to uphold, sales targets to hit, and more, it’s no surprise that call […].

How psychology affects the customer experience of voice support

UJET

When done right, a conversation with the customer over the phone can be helpful, engaging, and even fun. The problem with voice support is that it can also go terribly wrong, and those are the types of interactions that people hear about. Customer Experience Customer Support Contact Center customer service

Ten Years, Ten Lessons: Memoir of a CX Neophyte

CX Accelerator

Ten years is a great deal of time in the life of a mortal. Considering the average life expectancy of a white bloke in the state of Tennessee is only 73.94 years, this is a really long time. Apparently I’d live eight years longer if I moved to Hawaii? Something to ponder for the future. ?? For now, it’s time to explore the past. This week I’m celebrating 10 years working for the same organization. People are often curious what has kept a millennial locked into the same job for this long.

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The New Digital Landscape for Next-Gen CX

Boost customer satisfaction across all digital channels with this stat-filled guide, which reveals the key ingredients you need to keep all of your customers satisfied.

Lesson #2: CX Measurement Is Hot, But It's Not What You Think It Is

PeopleMetrics

The following is an excerpt from Listen Or Die by Sean McDade, PhD. As noted previously, the term VoC is frequently used to describe the measurement of the customer experience; so is the term customer experience management (CEM). A consulting firm mentioned in the introduction, Forrester , coined a third term: customer feedback management (CFM). In this book , you’ll see VoC more than any other term, though you can use each of these terms interchangeably. So, what is CX measurement or VoC?

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Why Customer Service Training Is Essential

Customers That Stick

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The Incredible Power of Calling Your Customers Back

Fonolo

He-Man had the right idea when he held aloft his sword and transformed into his mightiest self. “I I HAVE THE POWER!” he proclaimed with animated gusto. Although the cartoon is pushing 35 years old, it’s still an inspiring sight to see (and message to hear).

Top 5 Processes that RPA can Master Best

Uniphore

Top 5 Processes that RPA can Master Best. Today, RPA software is quickly becoming the most efficient and cost-effective method for organizations to attain, optimize and deploy information from any data source or application, including websites, desktop applications, and enterprise systems, boosting the speed of business processes and services without the need to replace or alter existing platforms.

How to Work with Your Customer Success Team to Create a Great Product Feedback Experience

Speaker: Rebecca Notté, Product Operations Manager and Hannah Chaplin, Director of Product Marketing at Pendo

In this session, Hannah Chaplin and Rebecca Notté will detail the challenges of managing feedback between product and customer success teams and share their best practices on how to combat these challenges.

Make This Small Change For Big Results

Beyond Philosophy

We all have a Status Quo Bias when it comes to decision making. Also called Status Quo Inertia, the Status Quo Bias is our preference to keep things the same or maintaining a previous decision. Your customers have one, too, and you can use it to get them to do what you want in your Customer Experience. In the 80s, two professors, William Samuelson and Richard Zeckhauser wrote an article for the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty called, “ Status Quo Bias in Decision Making.”

How Does a Plant Closure Help Customer Experience?

Heart of the Customer

This is a guest post written by one of our very own Lead Consultants, Jean Fasching Recently, I ran across a Yahoo Finance post that announced the closure of a plant that produces high fructose corn syrup and industrial starch. In it, an executive mentioned that the closure would help improve Customer Experience commitments. It was a technical […]. The post How Does a Plant Closure Help Customer Experience? appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

How to Understand and Engage the Outliers in Your Organization

Customer Bliss

In my new Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below. In each episode of my podcast , I ask my guests, “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?”

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How to Improve Customer Experience: A Step by Step Guide

Lumoa

Customer experience plays an important, if not the most important role in success of any business. Nearly all companies (89%) believe that customer experience will be their primary basis for competition. How do you stand in that competition? Customer experience management brings discipline to this somewhat vague and soft area: by establishing a systematic process for collecting, analyzing and acting on the customer feedback, you’ll be able to start taking the customer experience in control.

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The Importance of Having Strong Decision Agility in Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product

In this talk, Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product will unpack how we can quickly make deeply-researched decisions on multiple topics that will positively influence your product development process.

Congratulations to the 2018 LISTEN Awards Winners

Callminer

At last month’s LISTEN event, we were excited to award three customers with LISTEN Awards for their achievements in speech analytics success. The LISTEN awards were presented to customer engagement analytics users whose efforts had a direct impact on improving business results for their companies. Each year we are blown away by the business impact and innovation highlighted in the submissions for LISTEN Awards.

Eliminate Churn Forever in 5 Simple Steps

SixteenVentures

Churn… ya boring. Time to move on. I’m so over talking about churn and if you really understand what Customer Success is all about , you should be, too. Churn is so easy to get rid of… you just have to do five simple things.

Level Up Your VoC Program

CX Accelerator

Breaking free from survey mentality with unstructured customer feedback. It’s hard to say exactly when or how it happened, but the phrase “Voice of the Customer” (VoC) has become nearly synonymous with survey process. When we consider today’s customer, and the methods by which they exercise their voice, we can do so much more. Consumers are not as likely to fill out surveys as they once were.

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Anticipating Customers’ Needs is the New Customer Service

Return Customer

Telegrams first gave way to the telephone which were then made obsolete by smartphones. Everything around us is evolving and so is customer service. Most businesses today have three or four channels of communication that allows customers to reach to them via phone, email, live chat and so on. But instead of waiting for problems to appear and then go about solving them, why not anticipate customer demands in advance? Here are a few ways to help your company transform to that way of thinking.

How Customer-Centric Feedback Loops Can Evolve Your Product Process

Speaker: Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo

Join Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo, as she discusses why it’s important to actively gather customer feedback, how to build customer feedback loops into your product planning, the best ways to decipher different types of feedback, and different frameworks for how/when to apply feedback processes.