BLOG: It’s a decision that some say could destroy the outbound centre as we know it. Now, the CEO of ResQ, a leading UK telemarketing agency, has welcomed Ofcom’s clampdown on calls that cause ‘consumer harm’. Continue reading The End of the Call Centre? ResQ hail Ofcom clampdown as ‘gamechanger’
Huge strides are being made in artificial intelligence, and every day advances in areas such as machine learning, automation, problem solving and voice recognition add new abilities to the technology around us. Continue reading AI, Automation and Robotics
Guest Post by mplsystems: As a consumer, a couple of weeks ago, I purchased a product (the details of which are not important) from a well-known and large in size retail brand. While using it in it’s fairly new state, part of it broke, proving the product as faulty and delivering a poor customer experience. After spending a fair amount of money on this product, I was left feeling short-changed and so decided to complain to their customer service department. Continue reading One Customer, How Many Agents?
Routing customer queries to the best skilled agent to deal with them is the foundation of every contact centre. As consumers continue to increase the amount of channels they communicate with the company via, it becomes increasingly difficult, and yet crucial, for contact centres to assign them in a timely manner. For example: after speaking to an agent on web chat, the customer would expect to have their query routed to the same agent on the phone later down the line. Continue reading The Future of Intelligent Customer Routing
BLOG: Three Steps to letting go gracefully from Colin Hay of Intelecom… There was a time when leadership styles centred entirely on principles of ‘command and control’ where staff were there to do as they were told without asking too many questions. Thankfully, management philosophy has moved on. In practice, however, letting go and giving team members the freedom to do their jobs is still a difficult thing for many managers to achieve. Continue reading Agent empowerment – does it really matter? asks Intelecom