Customer Service 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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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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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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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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5 Top Procurement Tips for Seeking an Outsourced Contact Center

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

Looking for an outsourced contact center partner is one of the most complex undertakings for any strategic sourcing professional. It requires a thorough understanding of the contact center world as well as the inner workings of your organization’s processes, business objectives, and brand promises. Finding the right contact center for you is going to take […]

 

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The Evolution of Self-Serve Customer Service

by Andrew O'Brien in Andrew O'Brien, Customer Service Outsourcing, Multichannel Customer Service

Ever have one of those days when you simply don’t want to talk to anyone? That day inevitably coincides with the renewed urgency of the task you’ve been procrastinating over: calling customer service to fix your computer/check your warranty/renew your membership/reset your password. We know you hate calling tech support. We know you’d rather not […]

 

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Chasing Unicorns: Is It Possible to Have a Strategic Partnership with Your Contact Center?

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

True or false: your outsourced contact center provider is just another vendor. Attempting to establish a strategic partnership with your contact center is like chasing a unicorn. It’s a valid question. There are plenty of areas of your business that you outsource without a second thought. The place you order office equipment from or the […]

 

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