Think You Can’t Afford to Improve CX? Think Again!
Posted on April 09, 2020 in Call Center DIY • Contact center consulting • Customer Experience • Customer Experience Management • Customer Experience Metrics • Customer Satisfaction • Customer service • CXi
By Peg Ayers Everybody wants to improve the Customer Experience (CX) they provide, right? But maybe you believe it’s just too expensive to even think about it. Your organization is doing its best with the resources it has. What else can you do? Plenty! Providing poor CX is incredibly expensive! A 2019 survey, which interviewed […]Read more
Who owns the customer experience anyway?
By Patricia Ballantyne Over the past number of years, the customer experience (otherwise known as “CX”) has become a profession unto itself. Roles like Chief Customer Officer, Customer Experience Director, Manager, Customer Success have been popping up. You can also obtain a CCXP (Certified Customer Experience Professional) certification, which recognizes professional credentials and expertise in […]Read more
Two Surefire Mistakes to Avoid
Posted on January 22, 2020 in Agent Experience • AHT • Call Center Management • Contact center consulting • Customer Experience • Customer Satisfaction • Customer service • Employee Engagement • Employee Experience • Turnover • WFM
By Colin Taylor When working to deliver good customer service, there are many tactics you shouldn’t employ even though on the surface they may look like they fit the bill of improving customer service and supporting your limited budgets. Here are two of those tactics you should avoid: Capping handle time for agents. Trying to […]Read more
Incentives and your Customer Experience
Posted on December 11, 2019 in Agent Experience • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Contact center consulting • Customer Experience • Customer Satisfaction • Customer service • Employee Engagement • Employee Experience • Incentives • People management • retention • rewards/recognition • WFM
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By Colin Taylor “Make your employees happy and they will make your customers happy.” This simple maxim has been echoed by business leaders from Richard Branson to Herb Kelleher, and it is true. The challenge lies in how you make you employees or in the case of a contact center, your agents happy. It is […]Read more
Is your Quality Assurance Arrogant?
Posted on November 29, 2019 in Agent Experience • Best Practices • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Call centre consulting • Contact center consulting • Contact Centre Ops • Customer Experience • Customer Satisfaction • Customer service • Customer Support • Employee Engagement • Employee Experience • People management • Quality • Quality Assurance • Quality assurance
Tags: #callcenter• #callcentre• #cctr• #contactcenter• #contactcentre• #custexp• #custserv• #Cx• call center• Call Center Consulting• Colin Taylor• Contact Center Consulting• Customer Experience• Customer Service Consulting• Taylor Reach Group
By Colin Taylor I was reading a recent post by Helen Dewdney regarding playing Christmas music in stores to early in the season, and the fact that many retailers plan music even though it is not well received by their customers. The question Helen poses at the end of the post is “Do you think […]Read more
Why we need Customer Satisfaction as part of Quality Assurance
Posted on November 18, 2019 in Best Practices • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Call Center Performance • Contact center consulting • Customer Experience • Customer Experience Metrics • Customer Satisfaction • Customer service • Quality Assurance • Quality assurance
By Turaj Seyrafiaan More and more contact centers see the value of Quality Assurance in improving their operation both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. However, in most cases the effectiveness of the process is measured internally based on what the organization believes to be the right approach or behavior. This internally focused approach could […]Read more
Video Games versus Customer Service
Tags: #callcenter• #cctr• #contactcenter• #custexp• Alignment• Call Center Consulting• Contact Center Strategy• Customer Experience• customer service• Customer Service Consulting• games• gaming• Strategy• Taylor Reach Group
by JD Fairweather There was a time where video games were purchased, played and completed with no reason to interact with their creators. The enjoyment to be had was contained within a small window of experience and replay-ability reserved for the most dedicated of fans. Post-purchase interaction with the game developers or publisher was limited to […]Read more
Metrics That Matter: Average Handle Time
Posted on April 05, 2019 in AHT • Average handle time • Call Center Assessment • Call Center Audit • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Call Center Performance • Call centre consulting • Customer Experience Management • Customer Experience Metrics • Customer Satisfaction • Metrics • TRG
AHT: the Most Misunderstood Metric in Call or Contact Centers By John Cockerill Average handle time is a wonderful tool. Everybody uses it and they believe they use it correctly. It’s a good measure particularly when you’re looking in a specific channel as to what is the midpoint of all of the call (contact) lengths that […]Read more
Waiting in Queue Doesn’t Have to be Painful
By Peg Ayers When my father passed away, I spent hours in queue, waiting for help from a variety of companies and agencies that should be providing service to those who call. In fact, they did all eventually provide the required service (except for one government agency that proved so difficult to reach, I gave […]Read more
Are You Limiting Your Customer Experience While Increasing Customer Churn?
Posted on March 01, 2019 in Call Center Assessment • Call Center Audit • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Customer Experience • Customer Experience Management • Customer Satisfaction • FCR • Root Cause Analysis • Strategy
By Colin Taylor Research tells us that 85% of customer churn is due to poor service that was in fact preventable. 11% of customer churn could have be prevented by simple company outreach and 67% of customer churn is preventable if the customer issue had been resolved at the first engagement. This tells us something […]Read more