National Walk at Lunch Day

Written by Laura Jollay on April 20, 2012
contact center consultants

Our friends at Blue Cross Blue Shield told us about National Walk at Lunch Day and we are encouraging YOU to get moving. On April 25th, we hope all of you will whip out a pair of sneakers and go for a walk on your lunch break. We know walking is popular for a lot of our associates and if you haven’t

Tips & Activities for Team Building in the Workplace

Written by Bryan Overcash on April 13, 2012
call center technology

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford You see a memo about a relay race taking place at the site at noon. You hear mention of a site cookout taking place next month. Your supervisor tells you about a community service event the team is getting involved

Tips for Protecting Your Goldmine

Written by Frank Camp on April 12, 2012

Have you been considering an outreach program to your customers or prospects to tell them about your products or services but just aren’t sure about the customer experience? Good for you! In the wrong hands, that investment could disappear. What things should you consider before collaborating with an outsource contact center? What controls should they

5 Benefits to Outsourcing Your Contact Center

Written by Frank Camp on April 11, 2012

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

Personal Growth [Expressed Interest]

Written by Greg Alcorn on March 30, 2012

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.

Expand Your Operations Off-Shore Using a Build Operate Transfer Model

Written by Bryan Overcash on March 13, 2012

Smart companies looking to expand into foreign markets are now considering the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model. Companies often recognize the cost-savings opportunities and/or strategic advantages of establishing an off-shore presence. However, the task of establishing that off-shore presence may seem daunting due to the numerous risks, as well as the time and effort involved. The BOT

Inbound Customer Engagement ~ What’s Important to Our Clients? Metrics Measured.

Written by Frank Camp on February 24, 2012

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

Complaints are an Opportunity

Written by Greg Alcorn on February 2, 2012
call center technology

A rose by any other name is still a rose. A complaint, however, by another name can be an opportunity. Complaints come in many forms. Forms such as valid, invalid, minor, major, resolvable, irresolvable, an excuse, avoidance, a lie, a response to an untruth or exaggeration or just a cry for help. Complaints are often

Common Outbound Metrics Measured in a Contact Center

Written by Frank Camp on January 24, 2012
contact center consultants

The Client Services team at GCS is charged with not only the overall, daily management of our programs, but also in keeping the pulse on what is important to our clients. Knowing their key metrics for success means we can focus on the right things internally to translate our results into what is most important