Video Games versus Customer Service
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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
Are Your Hours of Operation Appropriate?
Posted on May 07, 2019 in Agent Experience • Best Practices • Call Center Assessment • Call Center Consulting • Call Center DIY • Call Center Management • Call Center Performance • Call centre consulting • Contact Center • Contact center consulting • Contact Centre Ops • Employee Engagement • People management • retention • Turnover
Tags: #callcenter• #callcentre• #contactcenter• #contactcentre• #custexp• #Cx• AHT• Attrition• Call Center Assessment• Call Center Consulting• Colin Taylor• Contact Center Management• Contact Center Strategy• hours of operation• human resources• Leadership• Operational Management• work hours
By Colin Taylor I asked a client recently how they had determined their contact center hours of operation. After a long pause they replied “I don’t know.” Many organizations don’t think too much about their hours of operations, or HOOPs; they are just a fact of life. The contact center is staffed during this window […]Read more
Millennial Myths & The Call Center
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By Colin Taylor I read an interesting article by Jennifer J Deal at strategy+business looking at five myths we hold about Millennials. For the past number of years we have all heard horror stories about organizations that gave away iPads, spot bonuses, socially conscious and social responsible activities, but still had staff leave for greener pastures. […]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
Metrics That Matter: Service Level
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By Colin Taylor Service level is one of the most common metrics employed at call and contact centers to define how the center is performing. Senior management becomes acclimatized to looking for that service level number and reacting to it as a gauge of how well they’re performing against targets and in meeting their customer […]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
Friction in the Customer Experience
Are You Listening to the Canaries in Your Customer Experience Coal Mine? By: Colin Taylor The call center or customer service department has long been call the ‘canary in the coalmine’ for its ability to provide early identification and diagnosis of problems and issues impacting the satisfaction of customers. Despite numerous warnings most organizations don’t change, […]Read more
Great Call Center OR Great Call?
Posted on January 24, 2017 in Agent Experience • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Call Center Performance • Contact Center • Customer Experience • Employee Experience • Hiring a call center consultant • People management
By: Bruce Lebowitz Executives often judge a contact center by traditional metrics. These might include low abandonment rates, an extremely quick speed to answer and meeting handling time goals. When proud of a contact center, executives often point to its technology too. The fact that the contact center never goes down, has instant screen pops […]Read more
The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. Launches Partner Referral Program
Taylor Reach thanks partners by announcing their Referral Program The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. (Taylor Reach), the leader contact center and customer experience consulting services, today announced the creation of an enhanced incentive program for its partner community. The Taylor Reach Referral Program allows partners to provide consulting referrals, receive upfront compensation and share in […]Source: Read more
Contact center as a ‘Strategic Asset’? – There is more to contact center processes than you think!
By Turaj Seyrafiaan Contact centers have been in operations for many years. One of the key aspects (pillars) of contact center operation is ‘Process’. Processes are the backbone of any contact center – every contact center has them. Some of these are directly related to how we handle customer contacts. Some are focused on back-office […]Read more