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Finding Balance in a Call Center During the Holidays

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Here comes Santa Clause… and the onslaught of customers requiring assistance. It’s true; in the call center world, the holidays typically mean a spike in call volume, which, when added to regular holiday stress can make for some stressed-out call center agents and a work environment that is less than jolly. Luckily, finding work/life balance in a call center is …

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Practicing gratitude in the workplace

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s the season for words like “grateful” and “thankful.” Though it’s easy to practice gratitude when sitting around a turkey-bedecked table, surrounded by loved ones, gratitude isn’t just for Thanksgiving. In fact, practicing gratitude daily is a great way to bring positivity and joy to your life- even in the workplace. Why practice gratitude …

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Positive Psychology for a Positive Customer Experience

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It’s not earth-shattering news: a positive customer experience is the foundation of brand loyalty, and generally speaking, isn’t that what the customer service industry is all about? At any point when the customer reaches out to us, we’re in the business of creating a positive outcome. Sometimes that means reaching out to say “thank you” post-purchase, other times that means …

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5 Phrases Call Center Agents Should Avoid

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We could go on and on about the attributes that make a great call center agent, but sometimes, it’s the things the agents don’t say that matters most. If you really want to up your game at work, strike these phrases from your vocabulary. 5 Phrases Call Center Agents Should Avoid (and What to Say Instead) “Calm down…” Stop and …

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4 Signs it’s Time to Outsource Your Customer Service

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Word travels quickly in our ever-connected world and for some reason, negative news seems to travel the fastest. When it comes to customer service, quality is key. If you aren’t able to offer your customers an exceptional experience, it might be time to outsource your customer service. Sure, there’s a certain amount of pride that comes with being able to …

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10 Skills of the Best Call Center Agents

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If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a hundred times: a call center agent’s job is not for the faint of heart. Agents are expected to be energetic, empathetic, and friendly, while still maintaining an air of professionalism and knowledge. It can be a tough line to walk, and that’s before you add in the occasional angry caller and …

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How to Measure Customer Satisfaction Without Direct Feedback

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If you’re not measuring customer satisfaction, you’re probably missing out on some important data, which could lead to making uninformed decisions. Collecting and assessing your customers’ feedback is the only sure way to know that you’re headed down the right path. But what if you’re unable to collect this data from your customers? There’s no substitute for direct feedback when …

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3 Major Benefits of Domestic Call Centers

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We may live in the age of a global economy, but the location of your call center is more important today than ever before. In recent years, we’ve seen many large companies make the decision to bring their call centers back to the US, after years of choosing foreign call centers. What is behind this trend? Is it here to …

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Widespread Adoption of Cloud Communications in Call Centers

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The ultimate goal for call centers everywhere? Continually improve the customer experience. Technology is changing our lives at an increasing pace, and call centers are certainly not immune to those changes. In order to keep up with the ways customers communicate, call centers have to embrace the changes technology brings. Enter cloud communication: a way of blending email, chat, voice, …