Five Things to Ask a Contact Center Vendor Before Hiring Them

Written by gcsagents on October 13, 2016
contact center vendor

From 35,000 feet, contact center vendors look very similar. The baseline questions used to sort out the duds from the potential stars are pretty much the same ones you’d ask any one of your supply chain vendors. But when your vendor is interacting directly with your customers on behalf of your company, those questions should

Exposing the Super Heroes in Your Contact Center

Written by gcsagents on September 20, 2016
customer service week

  This is the week when we honor the work of our favorite super heroes. We know them by many names: professional problem solvers; queens of the queue; princes of patience; masters of making things right; bearers of the brand; champions of connection. As they answer even the most roundabout, complicated questions (or the same

Five Ways A Consultant Can Help Fix Your Contact Center

Written by gcsagents on September 9, 2016
contact center consultant

When your contact center is in need of an overhaul, it can be tempting to let your department heads and managers take over the repair process. Overseeing a complex internal “rip and replace” of a contact center can drain human and financial resources while risking failure.  Although fail-fast is a big buzzword in management strategy

How Does Your Contact Center Vendor Measure Up?

Written by gcsagents on August 17, 2016

Companies that outsource their contact center and back office functions need a strong vendor management program to properly locate and manage the right vendor partner in a crowded and chaotic competitive field. Companies that are looking for outside vendors to take over an existing center relationship or move an in-house center to the outside are

Interpersonal Skills Training for Contact Center Representatives

Written by gcsagents on July 27, 2016
interpersonal skills training for contact centers

“There will always be people who are ahead of the curve, and people who are behind the curve. But knowledge moves the curve.” — Bill James   Interpersonal Skills Training for Call Center Representatives The most important technology in your call center isn’t hardware or software. It’s your people.  As the originators of technology, we

3 Call Center Soft Skills Your Representatives Need

Written by gcsagents on July 13, 2016
contact center soft skills training

As call center professionals moving forward into the Digital Age, we are keenly aware of the impact of automation on our industry. One of the biggest concerns we’ve heard is the effect automation may have on the labor pool. With lightning fast development in robotics process automation and machine learning, will customer service reps (CSRs)

Soft Skills Training Tips for Exceptional Customer Service

Written by gcsagents on June 29, 2016
soft skills training

What makes soft skills so hard to master ? For contact center managers and supervisors, teaching adults in the workplace to relate more effectively and consistently to their customers and colleagues can feel like herding cats. Of course, it just feels that way — soft skills can be learned, reinforced, and continually refined. As customer

3 Tips for Great Contact Center Staffing: The People Perspective

Written by gcsagents on June 1, 2016
call center staffing

Getting and keeping the right number of chairs filled is key to the bottom-line success of any contact center. Assembling the ideal number of staff to meet SLAs while not over spending is heavily dependent on forecasting. The more accurate the forecast, the more cost-effective staffing levels will be. A baseline contact center staffing plan

Paratransit Call Center Case Study

Written by gcsagents on April 15, 2016
p3 paratransit center

How GCS Turned an Ailing Paratransit Call Center into a Platform for P3 Best Practices   It’s no secret that public-private partnerships (P3) can result in game changing performances. These allegiances build our cities and towns, create and extend vital services to the citizenry, and benefit society in uncountable ways. Private sector support can mean

The 3 Part Formula for Contact Center Success

Written by gcsagents on December 18, 2015
contact center KPIs

At Global Contact Services, we believe the combination of technology, augmented with a personal, human touch, will lead to the best results for your contact center. In order to achieve the right balance of technology and a human touch, your contact center needs to track important key performance indicators (KPIs). You must also have the