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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November
2019

How to Turn Your Customer Service Contact Center Agents Into ‘Rising Stars’

Nothing is more important to the ongoing success of a contact center than its ability to identify and develop tomorrow’s leaders today. Yet, many customer service contact centers place little time or value in cultivating leaders and often limit formal agent training to the initial two-week period — just enough…

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November
2019

3 Drivers of U.S. Contact Center Agent Attrition & 1 Cost-effective Solution

I consistently hear from contact center professionals that attrition in 2019 is higher than ever, and many new-hire classes intended to accommodate seasonal ramps fall short of recruiting goals. But agent attrition has always been a burden on a company’s bottom line. When turnover runs rampant in the contact…

3 Drivers of U.S. Contact Center Agent Attrition & 1 Cost-effective Solution

04
November
2019

Convenience: The #1 Way to Improve Your Brand’s Customer Experience

This post — part four of our Expert Interview Series — features author, speaker, and customer experience consultant, Shep Hyken. A recent Forrester study reported that customer experience (CX) in 2019 is a mixed bag. Some companies are seeing modest gains while others are suffering from what Forrester…

Convenience: The #1 Way to Improve Your Brand’s Customer Experience

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September
2019

How Market Saturation Affects Contact Center Site Selection Decisions [infographic]

This post — part three of our Expert Interview Series — features Brett Bayduss, Partner, Site Selection Group. Market saturation is one critical factor brands must consider when making contact center site selection decisions. The employee attrition, wage inflation, and hiring challenges due to increased competition that often…

How Market Saturation Affects Contact Center Site Selection Decisions

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August
2019

5 Ways to Transform Contact Center Customer Experience in 2020

Customer satisfaction with contact centers is down, according to the Contact Center Satisfaction Index 2019 from CFI Group, a market research firm. Customers are tired of long wait times, being passed from channel to channel or agent to agent, constantly repeating themselves, and, worse, not getting their problems resolved.

05
August
2019

From Checklists to Competencies: Transforming Quality in the Contact Center

This post — part one of our Expert Interview Series — features Rob Gofourth, Vice President, Operations Strategy & Performance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Providing better customer experiences should be every contact center’s number one concern. With customer satisfaction with contact centers in steady decline, according…

From Checklists to Competencies: Transforming Quality in the Contact Center