May 2018

Feature

Mobile Apps for Agents

By Susan Hash

Provide agents with on-the-go access to tools to better manage their work lives.

Data Security

A 360-Degree Approach to Contact Center Security

By Brian Burke

Scrutinize your contact center from the inside out to safeguard security.

Employee Engagement

Securing Millennial Loyalty with Brand Congruence

By Dianne Durkin

Create a workplace that your employees will want to be a part of.

Idiom Insights

Lost in the Labyrinth: If Information Is Currency, Contact Centers Are Revenue Engines

By Kathleen Peterson

Contact centers are the enterprise fuel and the single source of raw currency and customer intelligence in the digital age.

Inside View

Travelzoo

By Susan Hash

Travelzoo’s customer service goal is 100% customer satisfaction, 100% of the time.

Omnichannel CX

Reaching Millennials Through Authentic Omnichannel Experiences

By Chris Bauserman

Contact center agents need the right context and tools to cater to each individual interaction.

Performance Matters

Why Hiring, Training and Recruiting Is Still A Challenge for Contact Centers

By Erica Marois

Advice for tackling age-old but not insurmountable industry pain points.

Service Quality

5 Essential Tips for Developing a Quality Program

By Benjamin Gertz

Make sure your QA program’s vision and plan support each other.

Service Automation

Simply Automating Isn’t Enough

By John Hibel

4 tips to ensure self-service is your CX ally.

Sponsor Spotlight

Contact Center Ideas & Innovations Tour 2018

By Valerie McSorley

A look at how agent empowerment contributes to happy customers.

Sponsor Spotlight

The Secret Sauce for Increasing Customer Happiness

By Fonolo

Key ingredients for making the “secret sauce” that puts customer happiness at the forefront of every business interaction.

Sponsor Spotlight

Delivering a Personalized, Effortless, Connected CX

By Upstream Works

Five key strategies to improve customer engagements.

Sponsor Spotlight

Scheduling Resources Through Communication and Collaboration

By Todd Cotharin

Ensuring success in the world of customer support means making omnichannel two-way communication and collaboration foundational in every contact center.

Tech Line

The Death of the RFP?

By Lori Bocklund

Procuring contact center technology? A fresh look at alternative approaches to the formal request for proposal.

The View from the Saddle

Employee Engagement and the Quality Management Renaissance

By Paul Stockford

The old school approach to QM is not going to cut it with millennials.