16 ROI-Proven Ways a Consultant Can Help Your Call Center

Written by gcsagents on November 11, 2016
contact center roi

As a contact center outsourcer and consultant, we’ve responded to countless requests for information (RFI). The issues that come up in these RFIs range from easy to complex. The most difficult ones require a seasoned contact center team to answer. We’ve picked 16 of the tougher questions and ROI-proven approaches that a worthy consultant should

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

11 Innovations Your Call Center Needs Right Now

Written by George Simons on November 25, 2015
contact center innovations

Businesses are always looking for the competitive edge. After all, in order to keep your customer base it is important to keep your product or service updated. As rapidly as technology can change, it’s imperative to also stay on top of industry trends, pushing your business to the forefront. Global Contact Services or GCS provides

9 Tips to Get Better at Selling Anything

Written by George Simons on July 12, 2012

 Information from Openforum.com, originally posted on June 13, 2012 According to American Express’ own blog, Open Forum, here are 9 tips on how you can get better at selling to the customer: Treat every call like an experiment. Doing this can help you visualize the results and execute the call more successfully. Disregard the skills

Ally is Right up my Alley

Written by Greg Alcorn on December 23, 2011

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

Engaging, Professional & Valuable Customer Contacts

Written by Greg Alcorn on December 5, 2011
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

Tips for Selling Anything!

Written by Greg Alcorn on June 7, 2011

We did a webinar with the ABIA yesterday.  We covered some marketing and communication tips and best practices for your agency.  Here are some of the tips that were covered. 1. Feet on the Street still work Keep yourself visible at all times. Promote your agency both internally and externally. Everyone you know should know what

A GCS Client Services Director calls the plays…

Written by Frank Camp on November 23, 2010

Many people ask me what my role as a Client Service Director is responsible for and I liken it to being a quarter back on a football team, we set up the game, call the plays and control the field.   Client Service Directors here at GCS serve as the liaison between our Clients and our