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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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Moving Your Contact Centre to the Cloud

Moving Your Contact Centre to the Cloud

By Cloud, Contact Centre, Moving to the Cloud

A growing number of organisations are moving their contact centre infrastructure to the cloud. Across a whole range of industries, from housing and local government to retail and financial services, they are benefiting from greater flexibility and increased cost-effectiveness. However, many organisations still have questions about whether they should move their contact centre to the cloud. In this blog we therefore…

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Getting ready for clearing customer service

Getting ready for clearing customer service with the cloud

By Contact Centre

While the pandemic has impacted the whole of society, young people have been particularly affected. For example, this year’s A level students have seen their exams cancelled and replaced by alternative assessment models, while many have missed substantial parts of their schooling over the past 18 months. And for those looking to go on to higher education, they probably haven’t…

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Technology to support your agents

8 ways technology can better support your agents

By Call & Screen Recording, Contact Centre, Knowledge Management, Live Video Chat, Real-Time Speech Analytics, Workforce Management

Contact centre agents are the frontline of your organisation. However, their jobs can be very stressful. Agents are often called on to help customers who may be angry or upset and they have to react with professionalism, compassion and empathy. Their jobs can often be monotonous and pressurised, with continuous monitoring to ensure they are resolving customers queries as fast…

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hybrid contact centre culture

Building a contact centre culture for hybrid success

By Contact Centre, Hybrid Working, Real-Time Speech Analytics

After a year of disruption, the ending of lockdowns and the opening up of businesses brings more change to the contact centre. Most are likely to adopt hybrid working with staff able to work flexibly either in the office or at home. This will bring new opportunities and challenges. However, the pressure is on for contact centres to adapt quickly. In recent…

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Extending Teams into your contact centre: 4 keys to a successful migration

By Contact Centre, Enterprise, Microsoft, Microsoft Teams, Small/Medium Business, Unified Communications & Collaboration

Deploying Microsoft Teams within customer service delivers significant benefits, such as increasing collaboration, underpinning hybrid and blended working and ensuring agility by improving integration and information sharing with other departments. All of this helps to create a more unified and efficient experience for customers and agents. However, extending Teams into the contact centre requires careful planning if you are to…

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Supporting agent wellbeing in a hybrid working world

Supporting agent wellbeing in a hybrid working world

By Collaboration Tools, Contact Centre, Hybrid Working, Microsoft Teams, Training, Unified Communications & Collaboration

Your people are your greatest asset, and this is particularly true when it comes to the contact centre. Your agents are the frontline representatives of your company and brand and are central to delivering the service and experience that attracts and retains customers. That means that investing in ensuring their wellbeing is vital to your business. The pandemic and lockdowns…

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