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Ready to Cut Contact Center Costs, But Not Sure Where to Start?

Ready to Cut Contact Center Costs, But Not Sure Where to Start?

Not much can be done with topline, so the focus is now shifting to bottom line and many companies across industries are looking to improve efficiencies, increase productivity and outright eliminate jobs. And, customer service and contact center functions among others are definitely starting to look at cutting costs. Infact, a recent IDG CIO Covid-19 research said that the #1 priority for leaders in the COVID-19 crisis, is process efficiency to drive costs down.
contact center agent remains productive while working from home

By the Numbers, Keys to Restoring Team Productivity

Last week, I noticed headlines announcing yet another business that’s decided it “won’t reopen half its offices after pandemic, amid restructuring and work-from-home success”. Maybe that’s not so shocking, though, considering that work-from-home contact center agents have an 80% better retention rate than those working out of a physical call center (according to a recent ICMI benchmark study on agent experience).
Globe next to rising chart for globalization of contact centers

CXone Enables Companies to Provide Exceptional Customer Experience Globally

As the world shrinks and is more connected, technology enables companies of all sizes to scale globally. Whether a European organization is looking to expand into other European countries, or a U.S.-based company is expanding across the pond, adapting products and brand awareness to multiple new markets and cultures is not only doable but is often necessary for growth and survival.
Call center agent works from home and occupies children at the same time.

3 Essentials For Making the Work From Home Call Center Work For You

After spending the last couple of crazy months executing all of our contact center business continuity plans in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, let’s pause for a moment to reflect on what’s next for the work from home call center. Our CEO Paul Jarman has a saying that he’s used often these days and I think it applies broadly to any business or contact center leader when thinking about how to manage through this uncertainty: “we’re going to be short-term realistic and long-term optimistic.”
Contact center agent works from home as supervisor coaches him and his child plays in the background.

Maintaining a Strong Performance Management Process with Remote Contact Center Agents

Maintaining a strong performance management process with remote contact center agents can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. On a regular day in the contact center, a supervisor will usually walk the floor, check on performance levels and coach agents face-to-face. In a remote contact center, performance management processes look a bit different, but the fundamentals remain the same.
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