Category: Communication

In another article, Roger Akers discusses the importance of communication at GCS. Sure, we communicate with our customers but communicating internally is vitally important to our success, as well. That is why we have our newsletters, our chat program for managers and floor meetings. It is the essential workplace skill. Communication can always be improved. No one organization

contact center consultants

I’m worried about the next generation of managers. Of course, that’s what my parents said thirty years ago. Thirty years ago, leadership programs and management principles were centered around case studies and round table discussions. Today, we Google it. Our contact centers are hours, time zones and oceans apart from one another. Yet, we expect to have

Posted by: Frank Camp, April 11, 2012

5 Benefits to Outsourcing Your Contact Center

For businesses spanning all ranges of products and services, outsourcing works. A major area in which it works quite effectively is the two-way communication between your business and your customer contacts. Although there are other reasons for this type of outsourcing, here are five major reasons why contact center outsourcing works so effectively: 1. Cost

Yogi Berra said lots of funny, mixed up quotes. “You can’t think and hit a baseball at the same time” was one of my favorites. It sounds strange, but makes sense when you put it in the context of learning. Professional baseball players practice and drill so that instincts  take over in the millisecond they have for deciding whether to swing the bat.

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Posted by: Greg Alcorn, March 23, 2012

Co-workers are Customers Too

In our industry, we’re taught you should do everything you can to make sure we do everything the client wishes to treat the customer well. The same can and should be said for the way you interact with your co-workers, too. What if Susie points out a mistake during your monitoring session? Do you get defensive or do you accept the critique in order

soft skills training

I always enjoyed the scene in the 1980’s classic movie, The Blues Brothers, where Elwood and Jake strap a stolen speaker to the top of their 1974 Dodge Monaco cruiser and comb Chicago announcing their big event “…One night only, at the fabulous Palace Hotel Ballroom…” If only getting your political message out was as

Increasing response rates are always a top focus of any channel used to reach customers. With so many channels available today, marketers often spend a lot of time trying to increase the channels of message delivery. While that is a smart path to pursue, also consider little things that can increase the response rate within each

  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