Customer Experience News & Trends

Motivate customer service staff with these 4 job swaps

Customer service employees risk burning out every day for a gamut of reasons — whether it’s from too much demand or too little variety. Here’s how to keep them out of burnout trouble.

4 crucial steps for hiring more customer service heroes

“Butts in seats” isn’t a viable recruiting tactic for customer service centers anymore. You need heroes who will rock the customer experience world. Here’s how to get them.

5 ways to curb service-destroying employee call outs

For every good reason a customer service employee has for skipping work, another five probably have bad reasons. That’s why leaders want to make work the place they want to be.

7 all-powerful ways to improve the customer experience in 2014

Think customers expected a lot in 2013? That was just the beginning. They’ll expect more in 2014.

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4 signs an applicant will be your next customer service hero

Not everyone who works in Customer Service should be in Customer Service. So how can you find your next service hero in the pile of applications? Follow these guidelines.

What’s keeping customer service leaders awake at night

Customer service leaders lose sleep at night because of challenges at work every day. But here’s what’s keeping them up most.

When will customers call — at work or after?

Customers usually rank convenience high on their “must-haves” for service. But do they really need you around the clock?

How one hour of lost work time is costing you big bucks

A few agents lose an hour or so of work time every week dealing with something else — no big deal, right? Actually it may cost you big time.

Why eating lunch at your desk is a really bad idea

Busy day, so you eat lunch at your desk. Here’s why that’s a really bad idea for your contact center.

Stop blabbing! What you should and shouldn’t discuss about your personal life at work

The contact center often breeds a bevy of friendships — filled with chatter and comfort. But it’s not the place to spill all of your guts.