Bright Ideas – Autumn 2015
Sharing insight and ideas to help you improve the service you deliver your customers. Enjoy!
Why don’t more companies listen to their front line employees?
Call centres are people businesses, with 90% of costs going on salaries and the bulk of managerial effort focused on keeping people working to an optimum level. But those people you have trusted to answer your phones and act as brand guardians are also a valuable source of business intelligence so why don’t more companies listen to their people
2 minutes on… Speech Analytics on a budget
Speech Analytics is a topic often discussed in the contact centre world and a number of successful case studies are starting to emerge about its practical usage. But for those put off by the often hefty investment costs what are some of the other ways a contact centre can tap into this valuable resource without blowing the budget?
Competition – Reader feedback!
At Bright we pride ourselves on producing valuable and thought provoking content designed to help companies improve their customer service. To make sure we keep hitting the right notes we would be grateful for your feedback. We are giving away pocket sized mobile phone chargers to the 10 best suggestions we receive
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How to create self-correcting contact centres
After 15 years of reviewing customer service operations we believe that contact centres collectively could be delivering significantly better customer satisfaction than they are today. This video presentation describes how best in class performers do it as well as how you can create a self-correcting operation in your own organisation
2 minutes on… Coaching to deliver results?
Finding time for agent coaching can be difficult but it can also be a challenge administering the process in a consistent and valuable way. Michael Lynch provide a step by step guide to optimising the process for both the company and agent.
Which agent characteristics are most helpful to the business and how should these be rewarded?
For a recent ContactBabel report (The 2015 UK Contact Centre Decision-Makers’ Guide), contact centre managers and directors were asked to choose agent characteristics that they would most like to encourage in their agents and how these would be rewarded.