Principles for Leadership from Dr. Gerald Bell

Written by Bucky Cline on July 23, 2012

About two years ago our company had Dr. Gerald Bell come to speak on leadership and management strategies.  I was unable to attend his event myself, but I am consistently reminded of some of his principles (which I find very useful!). This morning, our Vice President of Human Resources, Bucky Cline, saw fit to remind

How to Decide What to Outsource. If anything.

Written by Greg Alcorn on July 16, 2012
contact center KPIs

Are you having trouble deciding what your company should outsource?  Here’s one really quick way to decide. Decide What Functions Your Company Should Outsource 10 minutes will help you decide what business functions to outsource.  Make a list of your business functions. Reorder your list of business functions in order of “Most Critical“.  (i.e. Item number 1

The Evil Micromanager. Or, when it’s OK to Micromanage…

Written by Frank Camp on August 22, 2011
call center outsourcing services

Micromanaging has a negative connotation associated with it. And rightly so. No one likes to have their boss breathing down their neck, making decisions for them. All employees appreciate a certain amount of autonomy in their work. It allows for ownership of their work. It allows for a more engaged employee. Don’t agree? Check out the video in this post.

Win with Effective Training | Use One on One Engagement

Written by Bucky Cline on May 3, 2011
contact center consultants

Over the past several months, I’ve been working on launching some back-end tools for our online application process for the HR department allowing them to better manage applicants during the hiring process.  One of the final steps is the training of the 15 users of the  new system. I have done my best to communicate

Will I Ever Be Engaged? Exploring Employee Engagement in the Workplace

Written by Bucky Cline on April 20, 2011

George and I recently attended an HR Roundtable of Charlotte area companies that are members of the Contact Center Network Group. We were given a list of what would be considered universal HR problems and asked to rank them. The list included, Recruitment Attendance Compensation Training & Development Employee Engagement What would you rank as your most