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Empowering customer service agents

How to empower your customer service agents

By Contact Centre, Knowledge Management, Remote-Working, Training

Whatever industry you are in, great customer service leads to success. And with more and more routine customer queries now handled through self-service and chatbots, this increases the importance of your agents dealing with the remaining, more complex questions. So how do you go engage with and empower customer service agents? That’s the theme of The UK Inner Circle Guide…

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Top 10 blog CX posts

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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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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Building agility into your customer service strategy

Building agility into your customer service strategy

By Actionable Notifications, Knowledge Management, Moving to the Cloud

It currently seems that disruption is the new normal. From the impact of the pandemic to the latest supply chain issues affecting petrol stations, problems caused by external factors are growing. These can appear quickly and are difficult to foresee or plan for. To cope businesses have to build agility into their customer service strategy. This requires a more flexible…

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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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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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4 tips for successfully reducing high contact volumes and increasing customer satisfaction

4 tips for successfully reducing high contact volumes and increasing customer satisfaction

By AI & Automation, Chatbots & AI, Customer Experience, Knowledge Management, Self Service

Customer experience has never been more important. Customer service teams are under increased pressure to deliver the right answers to a growing volume of calls, across a wider range of topics than ever before. For example, over half of respondents to the latest ContactBabel UK Contact Centre Decision Maker’s Guide 2020-21 said that calls had increased due to the pandemic. When you…

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How AI-powered knowledge management drives customer service success

How AI-powered knowledge management drives customer service success

By AI & Automation, Chatbots & AI, Contact Centre, Knowledge Management, Self Service

Accurate, up-to-date knowledge is at the heart of delivering the highest levels of customer service. Giving your agents easy access to the right information when they are answering customer calls, emails and chat sessions is vital to efficiently providing responses and boosting satisfaction. And if you invest in a single, centralised knowledge base that spans all your channels, you can…

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Choosing the right contact centre solution

The impact of knowledge on current customer satisfaction

By Customer Experience, Knowledge Management

Being able to deliver fast, accurate and consistent information to consumers and their queries has always been a central part of successful customer service. In the current crisis, its importance has deepened even more – knowledge is vital to delivering seamless, reassuring customer service that meets changing consumer needs. At the same time, it has never been more difficult to…

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