Latest Contact Center Best Practices

Feb 19

Infographic: How to Improve Agent Retention in Your Contact Center

Posted by Rachel Brink on Feb 19, 2016 9:20:56 AM

Agent attrition has been a long-standing issue within the contact center space, and continues to be a major pain point today despite recent advancements in technology and employee work environment. In fact, according to Contact Center Pipeline's recent survey, "Contact Center Challenges and Priorities", high attrition is said to be the biggest challenge for contact centers in 2016, especially for larger call centers over 500 seats. But what is causing these employees to leave? What are the costs that call centers are incurring as a result of high employee turnover rates? And more importantly, how can businesses help minimize this issue within their contact centers? Check-out our recent infographic “Agent Retention for Your Contact Center”!

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Topics: call center, contact center, agent retention, agent attrition

Feb 26

3 Tips to Effectively Train your Call Center’s Agents

Posted by Rachel Brink on Feb 26, 2015 11:47:43 AM
Costing roughly $5,800 annually, employee acquisition and development is one of the more expensive and time-consuming line items on any company balance sheet. As it relates specifically to the call center space, an industry that has long been associated with extremely high employee turnover rates and low employee engagement, many managers have increasingly sought to mitigate the impact of low employee retention by enhancing the quality of their training programs. And with just a moderate 2% increase in employee productivity generally covering the entire cost of any training initiative, it’s hard to argue against the investment.
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Topics: contact center software, call center software, best business practices, virtual assist, agent productivity, agent retention, agent training, agent turnover, business intelligence, gamification, employee turnover, employee engagement, agent attrition, agent coaching