Nick Smith at Teleopti gives 3 compelling reasons why RTA is here to stay… Scheduling disruptions are an everyday occurrence for frontline operations and a major headache for contact center leaders everywhere. Continue reading Real Time Adherence – what’s not to love?
Robert Crutchington and Matthew Tyler outline how applying the same principles as PCI DSS can help to meet the challenges of new data protection legislation… Continue reading GDPR Compliance – Take a lead from PCI DSS in your contact centre, says Encoded
How can resource planners achieve the best balance between agents’ wishes for their schedules and the forecasted needs of the contact center? Rebecca Philp at Teleopti, weighs up the two options on offer… Continue reading Agent Preferences v Shift Bidding – Which to Choose? asks Teleopti
The use of personal mobile devices for work continues to be on the rise. Flexible and remote working options are now a major consideration for employees, while, for SMEs in particular, Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) initiatives can help keep down costs, and provide the agility and flexibility to compete with the rigid structures of larger competitors. Continue reading Bring Your Own Phone: How many personal mobile devices are synced with your business data right now?
The butterfly effect is the concept that small changes, such as the flapping wings of a distant butterfly, can cause a chain reaction of events that can build up to a tornado. Here, Howard Williams, marketing director of live chat software specialist Parker Software, looks at how the simple choice of chat can lead to happier agents and loyal customers. Continue reading Empowering customer service agents
Zero and reduced hours, time-off-without-pay (TOWP) could be the answer when it comes to flexible working but how will it work in practice? Per-Arne Karlsson, Technical Director APAC at Teleopti, shares a simple 3-point plan… Continue reading Flexible working; a 3-point plan for time-off-without-pay, zero and reduced hours in contact centers
Self-serve has become popular with customers and offers huge advantages, but it doesn’t hold all the answers, says Simon Hunt, Director of Products and Solutions for Capita Customer Management. Continue reading DIY is good, but not for every customer
“When I grow up, I want to work in a call centre,” said no one, ever. For anyone that’s worked in a call centre, you’ll know the reality of telesales is a little less Wolf of Wall Street, more The Office — the British version with Gareth and his jelly-imprisoned stapler. Call centres don’t have the best rep for employee retention, but there are steps that employers can take to keep valued employees. Here, Stephen Parker, CEO of business automation specialist, Parker Software, examines three reasons for high staff turnover in the sector. Continue reading Who wants to work in a call centre?
The phrase ‘two heads are better than one’ is commonly accepted in the context of collaborative working and idea sharing, but when it comes to maintaining service consistency and reducing costs in a multilingual contact centre environment, the fewer heads the better. And Netflix’s recent announcement that it would be creating 400 multilingual roles in its customer contact centre in the Netherlands is evidence that multilingual ‘heads’ are highly prized. Continue reading Multilingual Hubs – When Two Heads Are Not Better Than One
Brandon Rowe at Teleopti explores how the customer-service landscape and the role of the agent must always be considered in parallel. Brandon contemplates the need to react to change and nurture the agent’s journey to create exceptional customer journeys. Continue reading Mapping the customer and agent journey in parallel