Team Empowerment in the Contact Center

Everyone can agree that it’s important to empower your workforce but developing best practices to boost retention and morale in the contact center space is critical. At InfoCision, we have decades of experience, which equates to a plethora of time-tested, valuable ideas. With the holiday season in full swing, it’s a time like no other … Continued


Creating Customer Lifetime Value

Customer lifetime value (CLV) is the dollar amount that represents a customer’s worth to your business from first transaction to last. CLV calculation=revenue x gross margin x average number of repeat purchases. The CLV is a powerful metric because even small increases in CLV can lead to huge gains in overall revenue. For example, get … Continued


Small Gestures to Make Customers Feel Valued

We live in a data-driven and digital-first world, making it easy for companies to overlook the value of genuinely connecting with customers. Even as consumers yearn for self-service options to speed up transactions with brands, and even as they opt to research products and services long before contacting a vendor about a purchase, they still … Continued


It’s Not About You: Keep Your Employees Focused on the Customer

When customers call into your contact center, they are looking to have their issues resolved as quickly and effectively as possible. A recitation of your customer service processes and policies does not necessarily serve their interests. An ideal customer care experience will instead focus on the individual, not your business’s imperatives—except for the one that … Continued


Is Social Customer Care As Successful As We Think?

Every business puts “customer care” at the top of its priority list, particularly in today’s highly competitive environment where consumers have so many choices and loyalty is at a premium. Social media service has been touted as the next big thing, and headlines heralded that it would soon make the old fashioned call center a … Continued


The Impact of Speech Analytics in the Contact Center

Speech analytics is a powerful tool for improving customer service. It turns every phone call into a valuable source of customer data. Collectively, it provides a holistic view of the thoughts, feelings and desires of a company’s customer base. Contact center managers can use insights gained to improve performance metrics, better and more quickly handle … Continued


The Future of Measuring Contact Center Performance

Contact center performance ratings are currently based on scorecards that attempt to balance the reporting of key metrics across the spectrum of efficiency, effectiveness and customer experience. The customer experience portion—the most critical reflection of contact center performance—is typically gathered by surveying customers post-contact. New ideas about measuring contact center performance are focused on tracking … Continued


Critical Conversations in the Contact Center

Your brand voice, as well as the customer experience you deliver, can be either buoyed or destroyed for a customer by one poor interaction with a customer care Communicator. It all comes down to that single individual and how effectively he or she resolves the customer’s issue. That’s a lot of pressure on Communicators—and their … Continued


Web-Based Workforce Management Solutions for the Contact Center

Modern workforce management (WFM) solutions allow contact center managers to integrate Web-based scheduling and resource planning, enabling real-time connections with team leaders and Communicators. This sort of visibility into contact center operations helps managers make every second count as business requirements change. WFM tools also facilitate certain work-life balance options, such as working from home. … Continued


Issue Resolution: The Primary Prerequisite for Customer Satisfaction

When customers call into contact centers, they are usually experiencing one of two problems: 1) a billing issue, or 2) product or service assistance. And quick resolution is their aim. Unfortunately, this is not happening regularly. Along with this complaint, customers are growing impatient with companies’ interactive voice response (IVR) systems. Together, these issues have … Continued