Category: Compliance

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It Pays to Be Compliant What can you do with $210 million? Yes, it is a lot of money and there are probably 210 million ways you imagine spending it. Are regulatory fees and shelling out refunds on that list? Probably not. But that’s exactly what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making Capital One

Here at GCS this month we’re focusing on Security Awareness.  IT departments have a great responsibility at any company, but in a Contact Center they are responsible for all Telephony hardware and software along with company-wide hardware, software and security. Security should not only IT’s responsibility. Everyone is responsible for security. IT can help with

  4. Is the company compliant with laws and regulations? This includes FTC and FCC regulations, as well as local and state laws. The American Teleservices Association (ATA) has an industry, peer review standard, called the Self-Regulating Organization (SRO), that helps demonstrate such compliance.  For health related issues there are Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements as well. Having

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

Posted by: Frank Camp, February 15, 2012

New FCC Limitations on Robo-Calls and Auto Text Messages

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). The new rules were issued to close loop holes in the existing regulation that dates back

contact center outsourcing

Have you heard of “customer noise?” In our industry, that usually means customer complaints. It occurs most frequently on outreach campaigns. At GCS, we take many precuations to avoid engaging someone who does not want to be contacted, but the situation does occasionally occur. Many customer complaints are caused because of a misunderstanding of exemptions

Posted by: Greg Alcorn, December 23, 2011

Ally is Right up my Alley

Have you seen the new commercials from Ally Bank. It  is right up my alley. I believe the best customer service is when common sense is the common ground.  The challenge in the outsourcing world is balancing structure with personality.  You can tell when scripting and compliance trump friendly service. When defining delivery of your

contact center KPIs

Our business has changed recently. We are winning and growing more customer service and business process outsourcing (BPO) programs and refining our outbound programs to be more customer friendly. I wrote last week about a major retailer that contracted with us to take supply orders by phone and post those requests to their order entry