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7 Timeless Quality Assurance Best Practices

Foundational QA techniques that stood the test of time

The contact center industry is constantly evolving by supporting new channels and implementing the newest contact center technology. Also in the world of quality assurance there are always new challenges that arise that need to be handled. Over the years, however, we have learned that regardless of trends or innovative developments, there will always be timeless best practices that can make any quality monitoring program a success.

In this blog post we'll share 6 foundational quality assurance best practices that are just as relevant today as they were a decade ago.

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Top Strategies for Reducing Agent Turnover in your Contact Center

High agent turnover is a problem shared across the contact center space. On average, attrition rates in contact centers are between 30-50%. In extreme cases, centers experience more than 100% attrition. In comparison to all other industries, this is exceptionally high where the national average hovers around just 15%.

As you are probably aware, this is a very expensive problem. When considering recruiting, hiring, and training, research by the Everest Group indicates an estimated direct cost to contact centers between $3,100 and $5,100, to replace a single lost employee. What’s more, is that because of a temporary drop in productivity, companies miss out on revenue, which is estimated at an additional $2,000 - $3,000 per lost employee.

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The Rise of the Multi-Channel Agent

And How to Prepare Agents for the Job

The days of the call center, a center where service to customers over the phone alone is handled, is long gone. In the early 2000s centers slowly started expanding the number of channels and started calling themselves contact centers. This trend continued and the number of channels continued to grow, turning contact centers into multi-channel centers where customers can choose to get in touch with companies using the channel of their preference.

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Why the concept of "The Power of One" is important to your contact center

How one agent can make a substantial difference

Research has shown that the main reason customers choose not to return is not because of pricing or product issues. Most customers don't return due to poor service. Your frontline agents can make all the difference. They can give every single customer a reason to return.

Sound like a lot of power? Well, it is.

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Five Essential Steps for Optimizing Your Workforce

Let's waste no time. The ultimate success and lasting sustainability of any contact center relies heavily on effective workforce planning and management.

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Delivering effective customer service via social media. Where does your center stand?

Here at The Call Center School, our core focus and passion has, and will always be, developing first-class, engaging content that every cog of the contact center can enjoy daily and benefit from. From Quality Analysts, to Supervisors, to the frontline agents assisting your customers this very second, we leave no stone unturned in delivering the best learning experience we possibly can.

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How can trainers provide frontline agents with terrific training experiences?

The Trusted T.A.C.O.S. Model for Contact Center Trainers.

The lasting reputation and ultimate sustainability of any organization rests heavily on the shared efforts of every agent on the call floor. If half-hearted, unfocused efforts are the peak of the customer care on offer, contact centers and the organizations financially supporting their existence can, and have, crumbled overnight.

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We’re Updating our Call Center Supervision Program

Shiny new training content is en route to your center!

We’ve got some exciting news for our students!

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4 Simple Techniques to Keep Your Agents Fresh And Focused

Dreaded employee turnover needs no introduction. It’s one of the most crippling circumstances organizations of every shape, size, and offering face every single day. More alarmingly, the troublesome trait transpires. In recent years, concrete statistics continue to reinforce the reality that those bustling center scenes we collectively devote our efforts to have the highest turnover rate worldwide.

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Is delivering quality customer service really that important?

The true cost of poor customer service

As last month’s twinkling trees and delightful decorations now seem something of a distant memory, customer expectations show absolutely no signs of slowing down as we welcome another new year.

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