analytics

Curious How Analytics Can Impact Your Quality Management?

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Have you noticed all the hype around using analytics in quality management, but haven’t utilized it in your organization? If you have a quality program in place and you’re still not getting the results you desire, using analytics can lead to valuable insights that make your quality program more precise and efficient—and that’s just the […]

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customer expectations

7 Tips to Manage Customer Expectations

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Today’s customers are digitally savvy, more demanding and expect instant service. Contact centers face a constant challenge in managing customer expectations.   Here are some key customer expectations and some tips towards managing them  Save my time – Have your customers spend less time on wait times by providing a self-service option where the use case is […]

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Oscar health

CXone Workforce Management Enterprise: A Game Changer for Oscar Health

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As a fast-growing, technology-driven health insurance company with 250,000 members, Oscar Health saw that its manual scheduling and forecasting process was having an unhealthy effect on productivity and customer service. So the company turned to NICE inContact for the solution: CXone Workforce Management Enterprise. Oscar Health’s 250 agents handle more than 615,000 interactions annually, mostly […]

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quality monitoring

What is Call Quality Monitoring?

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“This call may be used for quality or training purposes…” Have you ever wondered about that notification when you call a business? While it’s easy to disregard, it reveals a common business practice: Call Quality Monitoring – a practice contact centers use to review and evaluate the quality of their agents’ interactions with customers. While call monitoring may be performed live at times, it isn’t feasible when there are large volumes of calls. […]

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inbound call center

What is an Inbound Call Center?

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If you hear people talking about a call center, they will often ask whether it’s “inbound” or “outbound”. The difference between inbound and outbound simply refers to who is placing the call. If a customer places a call that’s inbound, as the call is “coming into” the call center. If an agent places a call that’s outbound, […]

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auto attendant

What is an Auto Attendant?

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Chances are good that you encounter Auto Attendants almost daily. They are easy to recognize: For this, press 1. For that, press 2…. If you have ever called a business and been presented with choices without the intervention of a receptionist, then you have “met” an Auto Attendant. Businesses of all types and sizes use virtual receptionists to route their customer’s calls based on a menu selection.   “Please listen closely, as our menu options have recently changed…”   Auto Attendants are like a virtual switchboard, often replacing the […]

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engaging solutions

Collaborative Solutions Deliver for Engaging Solutions

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As a growing management consulting firm headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, Engaging Solutions provides a variety of customized services to government agencies, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Its contact center solutions are focused largely in the Medicaid managed care sector. New contracts typically require the company’s 100-175 contact center agents to process a plan’s entire […]

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agent productivity

5 Tips to Improve Call Center Agent Productivity

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Agents are the biggest asset in any contact center. Ironically, agent turnover is seen as the number one challenge for contact centers. Contact center executives are always looking at ways to invest in agents – hire the best agents, train them better and retain them longer. An increased agent productivity is a proven formula to drive better employee motivation and hence retention.   Here are […]

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