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Pauline Ashenden

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Top 10 CX blog posts – learning from 2021

By Contact Centre, Customer Experience, Hybrid Working, Knowledge Management, Microsoft Teams, Moving to the Cloud, Remote-Working, Unified Communications & Collaboration

It’s been another year of transformation for the contact centre industry. The pandemic continues to impact every aspect of people’s lives, forcing companies to adapt to new customer behaviours and changing working models. To help prepare for the year ahead, we’re therefore highlighting some of the key trends to watch out for through a review of our top 10 CX…

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Customer service lessons inspired by Christmas

Customer service lessons inspired by 5 Christmas characters

By Contact Centre, Customer Experience

Christmas is always an extremely busy time for contact centres. However, after the disruptions of the pandemic, this Christmas is likely to bring even greater pressure. Consumers will be looking for a perfect experience to hopefully bring the year to a brighter end. Yet, supply chain issues leading to the unavailability of many products may cause frustrations, increased call volumes and unhappy customers.   So how can customer service…

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predictions for customer service

4 predictions for customer service in 2022

By AI & Automation, Chatbots & AI, Contact Centre, Hybrid Working, Video Communications

What changes will the contact centre see in 2022? To find out we asked a selection of Enghouse experts to look into their crystal balls. Here are some of their top predictions for customer service: 1. Making customer service more visual with video and AR Alex Black, Chief Technical Officer at Enghouse Interactive I’ll start with a recommendation. There is much…

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outsourced customer service

6 crucial factors to outsourced customer service success

By Call Billing, Cloud, Contact Centre, Knowledge Management, Real-Time Speech Analytics, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

There are multiple reasons why brands might choose to work with outsourcers to help deliver their customer service. For example, they might be a new or small firm that has yet to establish an in-house contact centre. Or they aren’t in a position to invest in one. Alternatively, they might be entering a new market where they need on-the-ground support….

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High First Contact Resolution rate

First Contact Resolution (FCR) is key to customer service success

By Customer Experience, Knowledge Management, Self Service

Solving any problems quickly and effectively is central to achieving high customer satisfaction levels. Consumers don’t want to be forced to make contact again to resolve an issue. They don’t want to wait for an agent to call them back with an answer. Research in the ContactBabel UK Customer Experience Decision Makers Guide 2021-22, sponsored by Enghouse Interactive, backs this…

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Recognition in Customer Service

How to drive recognition in your customer service team

By Contact Centre

Recognition is one of the most important factors in delivering excellent customer service, and one of the most often overlooked. Put simply, whatever systems and technology you have in place, your agents are on the frontline. It is their performance is what makes the difference between service that is merely adequate and an experience that drives positive feedback and long-term loyalty….

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contact centre as a revenue generator

3 ways to turn contact centres into revenue generators

By AI & Automation, Contact Centre, Customer Experience, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

While always seen as important, customer service has traditionally been viewed as an overhead or cost to the business and not a contact centre revenue generator. Companies understand that it plays a vital role in onboarding and retaining customers, but they’ve not been able to link it to actual revenues. That meant that the major focus within the contact centre…

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scaling the peaks of customer service

Scaling the peaks of customer service demand

By Contact Centre, Knowledge Management, Moving to the Cloud, Unified Communications & Collaboration

Many sectors are much busier at particular times in the year. While Christmas is the biggest peak for industries such as retail, every organisation faces surges in demand that they need to meet. For example clearing for university places after A-level results are announced in August is the busiest time for higher education institutions, as we explain in this recent blog…

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Addressing the contact centre retention crisis

By Customer Experience, Hybrid Working, Real-Time Speech Analytics

91% of contact centre staff are likely to leave their role in 2021, according to research carried out for Enghouse Interactive. And nearly half (48%) said that stress or burnout was the key reason for their decision. Given the pressures of the last year this headline figure shouldn’t be a surprise. Contact centre staff have had to deal with the…

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5 top tips for successful call monitoring

By AI & Automation, Call & Screen Recording, Real-Time Speech Analytics

An effective call recording or call monitoring system is essential for today’s contact centre. Not only does it help organisations meet regulatory compliance obligations, but it can also assist in dispute resolution and has an important role to play in improving call centre performance. It can be used to extract actionable insights from conversations and to reward good performance, or…

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