virtual call center agent

What Is a Virtual Call Center Agent?

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At first glance, the term “virtual call center agent” sounds like a Siri-like creature who exists in the ether, saving the day for troubled customers. Is it a bot? AI? No, a virtual call center agent is a regular human being. “Virtual” modifies the call center, so the call center is virtual but the agent […]

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call center attrition

10 Steps to Reduce Call Center Attrition

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Keeping good employees is a priority in every industry. But in call centers, it can be significantly more challenging. QATC estimates that the turnover rate in the call center industry ranges between 30-45%. If you’re a veteran of the industry, you already know this because hiring and retaining good agents is something successful contact centers […]

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Qualities of Effective Contact Center Agents

8 Qualities of Effective Contact Center Agents

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What if the only human interaction your customers have with your brand is through an agent working at your contact center? Wouldn’t you make sure that agent was great “brand ambassador” material? Many companies, especially those with no brick and mortar presence, are in this very position. Contact center agents have a significant impact on […]

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omnichannel

All Things Omnichannel – Join the Inner Circle

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It seems like the “adoption of omnichannel” has appeared on all of the annual industry prediction lists for at least the last four years. And I predict it will appear on those lists for at least four more. This is because omnichannel isn’t a quick win, passing fad. It’s typically a multi-year business strategy that […]

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product

Turn Your Contact Center Service Agents into Product Gurus

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James Rouse, an American real estate developer and philanthropist, is credited with saying, “Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business. The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it’s profitable.” This is a product-centric view of business and it makes a […]

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