All global economies have been impacted by a non-selective economic catalyst. COVID-19 has altered consumers' behaviors within global economies. And change has been inevitable, especially for customer service.
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"The easier it is to get fast, convenient customer service, the more consumers will engage with customer service. That higher level of engagement will remain essential to building the long-term loyalty that businesses depend on for stability and continued growth."
"When your vendor is interacting directly with your customers on behalf of your company, questions you ask before hiring them need to be deeper, more pointed and increasingly challenging."
"A strong vendor management program can properly locate & manage the right vendor partner in a crowded and chaotic competitive field."
Hiring for Effective Customer Service in the Contact Center Good customer service begins with the people providing it. For many businesses, this means the call center employees tasked with handling daily call volumes. But recruiting and retaining the best contact center professionals can be difficult, especially with so many businesses and government agencies competing for the best workers. There are several things hiring managers are doing today that can be put to use to improve service in your organization.
When asked “Who was the most influential person in your life growing up?” the most common answers (after “my mom” or “my dad”) are usually a teacher or a coach. At GCS, we refer to the most influential people in our CMRs’ business lives as Supervisors but, aren’t they really teachers or coaches? They work daily with CMRs on presentation skills, right? At GCS, we are changing the titles for “the most influential people in our company.
I like August for 134 reasons. Not because it feels like 134 degrees in Yuma, but because we hired 134 associates in the first week of August. Business is growing again and we can help our clients and help our communities by being able to provide good, steady employment.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was going to release cell phone numbers to telemarketers and cell phone users only had a few days left to place their number on the National Do Not Call Registry. We have uncovered the truth - The verdict: This rumor is FALSE.
Similar to our outbound contact center initiatives we manage on behalf of our clients, for our inbound clients, there are many “moving parts” which drive the measurements our clients have for us. Some of the measurements are unique to the type of interaction we manage (i.e. a sales call versus a customer service call), but the basis for most metrics is the same.
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new guidelines designed to limit the unapproved use of automatically dialed calls, or robo-calls, and automatic text messages. It also brings their requirements more in line with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Did you ever wonder how a new program is implemented at GCS? What may seem simple on the surface does have some complexity to it. Here are a few things to know:
Every business relies on data to optimize its performance. You need quality data to manage your business on a daily basis, but also to keep your finger on the pulse of what the future holds.