Last year was not a good one for Comcast. According to one study, 15% of Comcast’s Philadelphia customers heard a busy signal when calling in to their customer service number. One man who actually managed to get through was put on hold for three and a half hours when he tried to cancel his service. A different customer, also trying to cancel, was forced to argue with the call center representative, who outright refused his request and demanded for ten minutes that the customer give him a good reason for cancelling.
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If you’ve spent your life a long way from civilization — without phone service — you might not have come across an IVR. If you're like most people in the world, though, you’ve probably already carried on many conversations with different IVR systems.
Call center agents are generally responsible for taking customer service calls and helping people with questions or problems related to the product or service they’ve purchased. Call center executives, on the other hand, usually have a few more responsibilities. Stretching, growing, and moving forward professionally requires specific skill sets that should continually be developed and honed, no matter the position.
Topics: Professional Development
More and more employees are working remotely these days. This can be beneficial for both workers and employers, as it provides workers with more flexible schedules and allows managers to supervise projects from any location. To make the most of this type of arrangement, take advantage of the latest technological solutions that facilitate both communication and productivity. Here’s a list of the top seven apps that can go a long way toward improving efficiency for remote workers.
If you manage a call center, you no doubt face challenges, regardless of your type of business. You may be responsible for monitoring dozens of employees, assessing their performance, and finding areas for improvement. On top of that, your position in call center management may include boosting customer satisfaction or providing faster service. Here are a few tips to help you manage your call center more efficiently while creating a positive, solutions-oriented atmosphere for all staff.
Ten Key Ways to Promote Productivity
You’ve finally built a remote team of highly skilled professionals from around the world, and you feel you’re off to a great start. As you begin to manage them, however, some questions begin to arise that you may not have considered. How can I best engage the team? How can I make sure the team continues to grow? What can I do to increase their productivity?
No matter the business, organization, or entity, managers play an integral role in an efficient, smooth-running organism. They have an inside view of staff needs and problems, a direct avenue to the management team, and an untapped source of power to influence change.
Topics: Contact Center Management
Why The Customer Experience Matters
I’m sure you’ve been there. Frustrated and confused. Slightly agitated at the customer service representative on the other line, but keeping calm because you know it’s not their fault. This isn’t the first time you’re calling into customer service — for the same problem — but the representative on the other line has no clue about your issue.
As a contact center employee, can you imagine showing up for work each day feeling energized and enthusiastic, looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead? As a customer, can you imagine feeling as though someone is listening to you, engaging you in a practical and meaningful solution, and somehow making the process collaborative, relaxing and fun?
Companies often associate the newest and latest technology with the highest rate of success. This isn’t necessarily wrong; in fact, it’s often correct when it comes to devices like cell phones or computers. However, the latest and greatest isn't necessarily the best option when it comes to contact center software.