Contact Center Outsourcing

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Here’s an Idea: Put Millennials’ Needs First

by Patty Isnor in Agent Recruiting, Call Center Agents, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Patty Isnor

The oldest Millennials are now hitting their late 30s (gulp… really?) They make up more than 30% of the workforce with a cohort that consists of 75 million people. What does that mean for outsourced contact center employers? In our opinion, it means we better be doing a good job setting up an employment experience […]

 

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IVR Custom Integration for a Multinational Communications Corporation: A Case Study

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Blue Ocean News, Case Studies, Contact Center Outsourcing, Contact Center Technology

The Client This multinational communications, electronics and IT corporation has a health solutions arm delivering connected devices for which Blue Ocean provides both sales support and customer service support. The Challenge For both types of customer calls – sales and support – the client was using an IVR system which directed calls, by type, to […]

 

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New Year, New Contact Center RFP? 10 Mistakes to Avoid

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Contact Center Reporting, Contact Center RFP, Customer Service Outsourcing

If enhancing your customer experience is a strategic priority over the next 12 months, you might be looking at putting out a contact center RFP or RFI early in the new year. Because the partnership you have with a contact center is core to your customers’ journey with you, it’s a relationship that matters more […]

 

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What Your Outsourcer Should Tell You About Managing Contact Center Agents: A Client’s Guide

by Kim Campbell in Call Center Agents, Call Center WFM, Contact Center Coaching, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, eBook, Kim Campbell

Trusting an outsourced contact center with your brand takes more than a well-crafted RFP. Putting your customer service in the hands of unknown agents requires a thorough understanding of what goes on behind the scenes. More than just hiring and training them, you need to know how your outsourced partner is managing contact center agents […]

 

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From In-House to Outsourced: Best Practices for Contact Center Knowledge Transfer

by Kim Campbell in Call Center Agents, Call Center WFM, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Kim Campbell

In procuring an outsourced contact center partner, you’ve gone through the RFP process, you’ve made the site visit, you’ve narrowed down your decision, and, finally, you’ve signed the contract to make your choice official. The job of procurement might be done, but everything else is just getting started. Unless you want to throw your outsourcer […]

 

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What Your Outsourcer Should Tell You About Training Contact Center Agents: A Client’s Guide

by Patty Isnor in Agent Recruiting, Call Center Agents, Contact Center Coaching, Contact Center Outsourcing, eBook, Patty Isnor

You already know that the quality of your customer service depends heavily upon the quality of your customer service agents. But it’s easy to imagine that you can solve that problem by building a robust agent profile and a strong hiring strategy. Spoiler alert: It’s not that easy. When you’re outsourcing your contact center, the […]

 

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Why Your HR Team Will Love You for Outsourcing Your Customer Service

by Patty Isnor in Agent Recruiting, Call Center Agents, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Patty Isnor

The procurement process for seeking an outsourced contact center is naturally focused on the tangible functionalities, capacities, competencies and capabilities of a potential vendor. A buyer is looking for a partner who can deliver cost savings, improved profitability, and lower risk, not to mention exceptional customer service. These factors are essential, of course, but they […]

 

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Which Comes First: The Contact Center Site Visit or the RFP?

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Contact Center RFP, Customer Service Outsourcing

  Would you buy a house without first walking through it? Even fully armed with an exhaustive list of property details, features, and listing information, would you really be comfortable forking over your hard-saved down payment and signing on the mortgage without at least taking a tour? Unless you’re a daring risk-taker, the answer is […]

 

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Automating Transactional Volume for Multinational IT Corporation: A Case Study

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Blue Ocean News, Case Studies, Contact Center Outsourcing

The Client This multinational IT and networking technology corporation has been our client for more than 10 years. As one of three contact center vendors supporting order management for this organization at a global level, we deliver logistics support, change management and technical documentation. On a daily basis, we coordinate logistics for engineering equipment for […]

 

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What You Need to Know When Looking for a New Contact Center Outsourcer [Slideshare]

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Budgeting, Contact Center Outsourcing, Contact Center RFP, Customer Service Outsourcing

Looking for a new contact center outsourcer is rarely as simple as it sounds. That’s why we’ve pulled together our top “How To” procurement tips so you don’t have to spend hours hunting down the resources. From call center outsourcing costs and RFP questions to onboarding and strategizing with your new outsourced partner and their […]

 

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