Outsourcing Insights

Our blog, Outsourcing Insights, is written by members of our leadership team and provides practical, expert advice for contact center professionals — all designed to help your company grow!

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October
2023

Transparent BPO Named “Best Outsourcing Provider” for Second Time at 2023 ICMI’s Global Contact Center Awards

The awards honor and recognize the companies, contact centers, and individuals who provide a platform for leadership, vision, innovation, and strategic accomplishments in the profession and their industries. Rockville, MD, October 27, 2023 – Last week at ICMI’s Contact Center Expo, which brings contact center industry…

23
August
2023

Transparent BPO Awarded Bronze in Brandon Hall Group’s 31st Annual HCM Excellence Awards

Transparent BPO Wins Bronze Under Learning and Development Awards. The 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards™ recognizes best practices for initiatives in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Future of Work. Transparent BPO, a…

15
August
2023

Transparent BPO’s Ninth Inclusion on Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies and Eighth Consecutive Year

Transparent BPO Recognized on 2023 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies Rockville, MD, August 15, 2023 – Today, Inc. revealed that Transparent BPO is #3127 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list…

03
August
2023

AI vs Human in the Business of Customer Care.

By Lafayette Moran | VP, Business Development August 2023 In a world where AI is disrupting the traditional customer service landscape, brands are leveraging it to reduce the need for live agent interaction. However, there are still many instances where customers require human assistance in…

18
July
2023

Transparent BPO Named Finalist in Two ICMI Contact Center Award Categories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Global contact center consulting organization puts Transparent on shortlist of finalists for Best Outsourcing Provider and Best Contact Center Culture Rockville, MD (July 18, 2023) — Transparent BPO announced today that it is a finalist in the 2023 International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) Global Contact Center Awards in two…

13
July
2023

Transparent BPO Appoints Jon Williams As VP of Jamaica Operations

BPO industry veteran will be in charge of Jamaican operations and will oversee the finalization of the facility expansion. Rockville, MD, July 13, 2023 – Jonathan Williams is transitioning roles inside Transparent BPO, a global contact center and business process outsourcer, as Vice President of Operations of our Jamaica geo.

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May
2023

What to listen for in sample call recordings from a BPO?

Reviewing call sample quality is more than just taking recordings and analyzing random calls. May 2023 According to Forbes, 96% of customers will leave if they receive poor service. While most are willing to endure a few less-than-ideal interactions, they won’t keep doing business if service…

12
May
2023

Jamaica – A keystone location for BPO in the Caribbean

The island paradise boasts a renowned reputation for affable and friendly residents – and this extends into the mentality of local agents.  With a perfect location, as well as strong cultural and economic ties to the US – Jamacia has been positioned to be among the most important nearshore locations…

13
April
2023

Overcoming Outsourcing Client Concerns

A recent HFS Pulse Survey highlights several primary areas of concern for enterprises looking to outsource their operations: technological disruptions, work environment changes, economic volatility, and intense competition. Despite the ever-evolving remote business landscape, BPO providers have an opportunity to tackle enterprise concerns head-on and make a positive impact. Leveraging…

04
April
2023

The changing landscape of the “Office”

The Continued rise of the remote workforce has created an interesting issue to tackle for employers. April 4 2023 It has become a pressing concern for businesses to strike the right balance between remote work and how much needs to be done in the traditional setting.  Businesses need an internal…

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March
2023

The Hidden Costs of High Attrition

Attrition, or employee turnover, is a major concern for call centers and contact centers, as it can (and DOES) significantly impact both their financial performance and their ability to provide high-quality customer service. When attrition boils over While the various triggers for attrition can vary greatly from case by case,…

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March
2023

Addressing the Decline in Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction has been on the decline recently in many businesses across a variety of industries. This dissatisfaction is likely due to a combination of factors, both internal and external By Rob Johnson SVP, Operations From a recent study by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a sharp decline has…

Addressing Declining CSAT Scores

06
March
2023

IAOP Names Transparent BPO a Top 100 Global Outsourcing Leader

Award designates Transparent BPO as one of the world’s best outsourcing services providers ROCKVILLE, MD, March 6, 2023 — Transparent BPO, a leading nearshore and offshore contact center solutions provider, is pleased to announce the company’s selection for The 2023 Global Outsourcing 100® by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). This…

23
February
2023

Top Takeaways from the 46th Annual Training Conference & Expo

Developing Your Talent Pipeline and Other Hot Topics Training, leadership development, learning and performance professionals came together in Orlando for the 46th Annual Training Conference & Expo. Hugh Rumbaugh, Director of Digital Learning at Transparent BPO, was our eyes and ears, recording his top takeaways and how they can…

02
February
2023

Finding Your Staffing Fit

The ideal contact center ratio is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. By Jon Williams, Sr. Site Director of Belize Operations, Transparent BPO Formulas help businesses run smoothly. There are a host of prescribed formulas for running a successful and profitable enterprise, from the cost of goods sold to inventory shrinkage formulas.

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January
2023

Deploying A BPO Disaster Recovery Plan Built for Your Business

“Hope” is not a plan to mitigate inevitable risk! By Randy Rollins , VP of Information Technology, Transparent BPO A well-worn mantra circulates throughout information technology circles: “it’s not a matter of if something will go wrong, it’s a matter of when something will go wrong.”    Something will inevitably go…

29
December
2022

Course Correction

Tactics to turn underperforming contact center staff into superstars By Steve Dibari and CJ Cardwell , VPs of Operations, Transparent BPO To deliver a great client experience, you have to have great employee engagement in your contact center.   Passionate and engaged employees will deliver great service while underperforming agents and…

15
December
2022

Paying It Forward

Reaping the benefits of compounding interest of a continuing education program. By Hugh Rumbaugh, Director of Digital Learning, Transparent BPO “A progressive-thinking contact center can offer digital courses online, provide classroom instruction, or choose to offer one-on-one instruction through job shadowing or mentoring opportunities. Furthermore, the courses can be prescriptive…

01
December
2022

Avoid the Minefield of Security Compliance

Your company culture will determine the level of rigor necessary to protect critical data. By Keith Smith, Director of Compliance, Transparent BPO Company culture isn’t frequently uttered in the same breath as information security and compliance regulations. ‘Client success’ and ‘supportive workplaces’ are corporate values and terms more frequently…

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October
2022

Three Common Traps to Avoid in Your First Contact Center

Common Missteps Continually Threaten Successful Implementation By Scott Newman, CEO, Transparent BPO The time has come – you’ve grown to the point that it’s time to outsource your contact center. It wasn’t an easy decision, but you’ve exhausted all your options. Your internal customer experience team is struggling to maintain…

05
October
2022

The Surprisingly Best Workplace for 2022 (So far)

Transparent BPO Profiles the Leading Candidate This Year   By Steve DiBari, VP Operations, Transparent BPO The workplace today is unrecognizable. For decades, workplaces experienced minor changes and occasionally flirted with seismic shifts. And then the pandemic arrived, and all bets were off. Since then, we’ve had ‘The Great Resignation’…

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August
2022

Transparent BPO Listed on Inc. 5000 For the Seventh Consecutive Year

Inclusion on Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Eighth Time. Rockville, MD, August 16, 2022 –  Today, Inc. revealed that Transparent BPO is #3192 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents…

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July
2022

The Burden of Attrition

Identifying the true costs of agent turnover By Jason Sterns, VP of Business Development Fine print would make it easier. If there was some fine print in a contract, then it would be easier to determine the true costs of employee attrition. But there is no fine print or…

23
March
2022

Return to the Office Causes Angst in the Philippines

Redundancy plan necessary to limit exposure By Scott Newman, CEO, Transparent BPO An innocent-sounding decision to help local businesses in the Philippines risks upending the BPO industry here. As with all government decisions, some background is helpful. During the height of the pandemic, the Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB) announced…

10
March
2022

Labor Void Threatens Domestic Contact Centers

A Gap in Talent is Following Closely Behind By Jason Sterns, VP of Business Development The U.S. labor market is unrecognizable. Economists are at a loss trying to predict what pattern will emerge. In the olden times – the days prior to COVID-19 – economists would describe the economic elephant…

13
January
2022

Transparent BPO Appoints Jonathan Hummel As VP of Jamaica Operations

BPO Industry Leader is First Jamaican-based Employee as Company Expands in the Caribbean   Rockville, MD, Jan. 13, 2022 – Jonathan Hummel is joining Transparent BPO, a global contact center and business process outsourcer, as vice president of operations in Jamaica. As Transparent BPO expands to a new 1,500-seat facility…

05
January
2022

22 Reasons to Work with Transparent BPO in 2022

Nearshore and Offshore options offer quality, cost-competitive alternative By Dean Birtwell, Vice President, Business Development, Transparent BPO The start of a new year traditionally gives us a sense of renewal. A fresh start. A chance to turn the page. A time for new resolutions and a new outlook.   Professionally,…

04
January
2022

Brady Burton Joins Transparent BPO as SVP of HR

Human Resource Veteran Adds Experience, Expertise to Management Ranks Rockville, MD, Jan. 4, 2022 – Brady Burton is joining Transparent BPO as senior vice president of human resources. He reports to Lance Hale, president of Transparent BPO, a global contact center and business process outsourcer. In his new role,…

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December
2021

Transparent BPO Appoints Dean Birtwell to Vice President, Business Development

Sales Executive Brings Deep Background to Management Ranks Rockville, MD, Dec. 17, 2021 – Industry veteran Dean Birtwell is joining Transparent BPO as Vice President of Business Development. He reports to Scott Newman, CEO of Transparent BPO, a global contact center and business process outsourcer. In his new role, Birtwell…

16
December
2021

Transparent BPO Invests in Jamaica for Next Phase of Global Expansion

Caribbean Nation Expands Nearshore Capacity By Scott Newman, CEO, Transparent BPO Jamaica is a natural fit for Transparent BPO’s growth strategy. After visiting and evaluating several locations within a few hours of the U.S. mainland, this market just made sense. And we found great potential in other markets – great…

22
November
2021

Designing a Path for Career and Leadership Development

An engaged learning culture builds bench strength, expertise, and loyalty to the Transparent BPO brand By Pat Ricken, Director, Leadership Development, Transparent BPO Many organizations in our industry- in fact, most – are reactive, offering learning solutions only when issues become problems or talent needs become urgent. The dynamic…

03
November
2021

What COVID Taught Us About Resiliency

Diversification, in its many forms, protects your business. By Lance Hale, President, Transparent BPO and Tom Silzell, Managing Partner, CX SolutionSource The pandemic laid bare a lot of truths in business. We missed working in the office. We didn’t miss working in the office. We missed the daily…

12
October
2021

Recruiting and Training World Class Customer Care Agents

The right attitude is only the first step to becoming a successful agent. By Pat Ricken, Director, Learning & Leadership Development, Transparent BPO In today’s all too impersonal digital world, interpersonal skills are almost non-existent. Many find it too easy to block or “unfriend” someone who challenge or frustrates us.

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July
2021

Pursuing a ‘Service-First’ View of Digital Transformation

Customer care providers should focus on clients, customers, and employees to achieve the right balance. By Jason Sterns, Vice President of Business Development, Transparent BPO The customer care industry has lost sight of a ‘service-first view of digital transformation.’ Too often, providers mention the term to prospective clients and then…

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13
November
2023

Transparent BPO Appoints Mo Kazi As Belize Site Director

30+ Year BPO Veteran Known for Producing Dynamic, Exceptional Performance Rockville, MD – Transparent BPO would like to announce the appointment of Mohammad “Mo” Kazi, as Site Director for our Belize operations, as our future-ready expansion continues. Mo brings an impeccable track record of over 20 years of call/contact center…

23
October
2023

Transparent BPO Appoints Eric Petty as Chief Operating Officer

Veteran leader with over 30 years of experience driving operational efficiencies for global Contact Centers, BPO and Business Process Improvement companies joins company for continued growth, innovation and operational excellence. Rockville, MD, October 20, 2023 – Transparent BPO would like to welcome Eric Petty to the Transparent BPO Executive Team…

Eric Petty, COO