Contact Centre Gamification: Silly Fun or Performance Booster?

Google are doing it. So are Deloitte, Cisco and Microsoft.

What is ‘it’? They use gamification to improve staff motivation and performance. We know that working in a contact centre can be demanding and that it is essential to keep your agents fresh. Gamifying in business is about using game principles to turn repetitive tasks into challenges with meaningful rewards. Doesn’t it sound like the ideal solution to galvanise your agents? Continue reading

Why Use Contact Centre Services for Your Business

If you think about contact centres, you may be picturing a massive operation with thousands of agents in anonymous little cubicles. While it is true that large companies may have a need for something that size, even a smaller company can benefit from using a team dedicated to communicating with customers. Continue reading

Top Reasons to Use Chat in Contact Centres

Ahead of social media, emails and mobile Apps, chat is the fastest growing communication channel in contact centres. Immediate and more personal, it gives customers instant replies to their questions and is more cost effective for call centres. If you don’t already have agents dedicated to manning chat services, here are the reasons why you should. Continue reading

What to Consider Before Repatriating Contact Centres from Offshore Locations

A decade or so ago was the scene of a great exodus, that of call centres being relocated off shore. Driven by the need to control costs, it provided companies with cheaper labour, although it was sometimes to the detriment of quality. However, there have recently been cases of high-profile corporations, such as British Telecoms, one of the biggest players in telephony in the UK, deciding to bring their contact centres home after customer complaints. Continue reading

Top 5 Tips to Improve Call Quality Monitoring

Quality Management Concept

Call quality monitoring should be at the heart of process improvement in contact centres. It will, of course provide you with invaluable information about people’s experience when they call you, but also with wider-ranging data such as requirements for training programmes, assessing whether your equipment and systems are delivering what your business needs, and ways to motivate your staff. Continue reading