Category: Employee Engagement

4 Unique ways to give your call center agent training a boost

Customer service training and performance assessment are the two most important pillars of high-quality support. Many call centers spend a huge portion of their budget to improve their employees’ skills. They create and implement their own customer support training programs specially tailored to their agents’ needs. While these may be effective, they alone may not […]

The 5 worst enemies of great leadership

Company leaders play a central role in helping organizations grow. The best leaders are aware of the negative qualities and challenges that they need to overcome to manage their team effectively. They continuously assess themselves, realigning their actions with their priorities and finding ways to improve their abilities.

10 Common causes of tension between call center employees

A call center is typically made up of professionals coming from different cultures or backgrounds. Thus, they’re likely to have differing workplace habits and values, all of which can result to conflicts. It’s important to resolve any form of disagreement between and among employees before it escalates into a full-blown chaos. An unhealthy workplace may […]

Why agent journey mapping matters in customer service

For sure, you’ve heard about customer journey mapping, but what about agent journey mapping? The agent’s journey refers to the series of processes or steps that employees go through when delivering customer service or performing other tasks. It’s an area that’s often overlooked when companies assess the customer experience. Typically, call centers would only focus […]

10 Skills customer service team leaders must have

If you’re not training your newly promoted team leaders, you may just be setting them up to fail. Staff and project management—which is the primary role of leaders—is a massively challenging task. It’s thus not surprising that many professionals, even those handpicked for this task, underperform or fail outright once they move into this role.

Can incentive plans really boost employee engagement?

To keep productivity levels high, many call centers implement a performance-based incentive system, allowing them to identify and reward their top agents. Can this technique really boost employee engagement? Rewarding high-performing employees with extra cash or a higher pay is one of the most common engagement tactics that companies employ. It’s especially common among customer […]

4 Tips for building a more collaborative call center

If your call center rewards employees’ individual achievements more than team success, it’s time to take a step back and re-evaluate your workplace engagement techniques. As productivity-driven companies, most contact centers encourage agent productivity by rewarding individual employees’ exemplary performance. Agents are asked to end calls within a set time limit, handle an x number […]

5 Types of high-performing customer support agents

Great organizations have one thing in common: they’re all made up of great people. Call centers can’t afford to slack off when it comes to finding and hiring the right agents. To deliver a superb customer experience, they need to build high-performing teams. This means looking for professionals who, in addition to being effective communicators, […]

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