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  • The Future of Self-Service: Empowering and Educating Customers
    The Future of Self-Service: Empowering and Educating Customers Kelly Doherty, Doug Tedder, Al Hopper, Sam Armstrong and Megan Selva (moderator) Recorded: Oct 4 2017 56 mins
    Customer service has changed a great deal over the last decade. Currently, one of the major trends has us all moving toward self-service—but organizations can’t simply put up an FAQ page and expect everything to fall into place. Sure, it’s supposed to help alleviate contact volume, but the ramifications of self-service on the support center go way beyond that.

    As part of our Customer Service Week festivities, we’ve assembled a panel of experts to discuss the current and future impact and demands of self-service.

    Join us to find out:

    * How to onboard customers to self-service
    - Walk-through guides, documents, videos, step-by-step rep involvement
    * The support team’s role in self-service
    - When to deflect to self-service vs. just solving the issue
    * The downstream impact of self-service, both positive and negative
    - Does it cause more complex questions or do customers begin to educate themselves?
  • Automation and AI in the Workplace: Are Bots the Future?
    Automation and AI in the Workplace: Are Bots the Future? Marc Stitt, Roy Atkinson (Moderator) Recorded: Sep 19 2017 60 mins
    Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are on everyone's minds, but they don't completely understand the potential impact in 2017. What’s it really all about? With constant advances in technology leading to increasing possibilities, are organizations ready for these powerful changes? And how will it impact the way they handle IT service and support?

    Based on recent research by Samanage and HDI, this enlightening webinar will take you beyond the sensationalized headlines and paint a realistic, research-based picture of the impact of automation and AI on service management—now and in the near future.

    What you’ll learn:
    * How confident IT professionals are that AI will play an expanding role
    * How C-suite is thinking about process automation
    * What benefits IT departments see in automation
    * Which departments are adopting automation as a way of providing services
    * What technologies organizations are investing in
    * How is automation impacting jobs
  • Incidents on the Rise: Addressing the Why, What, and How
    Incidents on the Rise: Addressing the Why, What, and How Vincent Geffray, Roy Atkinson (Moderator) Recorded: Aug 15 2017 60 mins
    According to HDI research, the volume of incidents is on the rise in most organizations. While new systems and devices are intended to assist an increasing customer base and create efficiencies, they often have the opposite effect.

    And with the demand for increased business velocity and emphasis on the customer experience, rapidly addressing delays and interruptions is more important than ever.

    In this webinar, HDI’s Roy Atkinson and Everbridge’s Vincent Geffray explore the research, discuss the financial and operational impacts, and share solutions for decreasing time to resolve, and managing on-call coverage.

    What you’ll learn:
    * Reasons for the increase in incidents
    * The costs of interruptions and outages
    * Ways to communicate to incident management teams rapidly
    * Using technologies to target and verify communications
    * Preventing the rise in incidents through problem management

    Who should attend:
    * Support center managers and directors who need to improve incident management
    * IT directors who need to know why incidents continue to be on the rise and how to address the increase
    * Anyone in IT service and support wanting to improve the performance of their support center
  • Metrics, Measures, and KPIs
    Metrics, Measures, and KPIs Doug Tedder Recorded: Jul 18 2017 62 mins
    The terms metrics and measures are often used interchangeably, and while they are related, they are actually two different things. And how do you know what metrics, measures, and KPIs you need to capture and monitor—or publish? One thing is for certain – your service management program will not be successful without collecting the right metrics, measures, and KPIs.

    Join this free HDI webinar to learn:
    •Why metrics and measures are not the same thing
    •Why defining metrics is important
    •Why not all metrics are KPIs
    •Which are the right metrics to publish
  • No More Apologies: Mastering Multilingual Service in the Support Center
    No More Apologies: Mastering Multilingual Service in the Support Center Tom Tseki and Roy Atkinson Recorded: Jun 20 2017 60 mins
    Managing languages is a significant challenge for most service desks.

    To arm leaders with data and insight, join HDI and Lionbridge as they unveil the results of the industry’s most comprehensive research study on the topic, based on feedback from more than 350 support centers.

    Register to learn:
    *The impact of multilingual support on quality metrics
    *How best-in-class organizations provide multilingual support
    *Strategies to meet your organization’s specific language and channel requirements

    Who should attend:
    *Support center managers and directors who are faced with language challenges
    *Hiring managers who need to know about the challenge of finding and retaining multilingual analysts
  • What is a Call Storm and How Do We Prevent one?
    What is a Call Storm and How Do We Prevent one? Vincent Geffray and Roy Atkinson Recorded: May 16 2017 62 mins
    What’s going on? How long will this last? What should we be doing about it? If you’ve ever had a major incident impact users throughout your organization, chances are you’ve heard those questions before. Your IT team may already be trying to diagnose and correct the issue, but the questions just keep coming…

    Customers and end users just want to make sure you’re aware of the issue. But when hundreds—even thousands—try to contact the service desk, it’s referred to as a call storm. And the inability to properly weather it increases the urgency end users feel.

    HDI’s Roy Atkinson and Everbridge’s Vincent Geffray have successfully navigated through their fair share of call storms. In this interview-style webinar, they’ll show you how you can too—and even share ways to prevent them from happening in the first place.

    What you’ll learn:
    - What creates a call storm
    - Ways to rapidly communicate to all users
    - How to optimize incident management to reduce MTTR and mitigate call storms
    - Using technologies to target and verify communications
    - Preventing future call storms

    Who should attend:
    - Support center managers who need to know how to handle major incidents and outages
    - IT directors who want to better understand available means of communication, even in an outage
    - Anyone in IT service and support wanting to improve the performance of their support center when outages happen
  • New Change Manager’s Survival Guide
    New Change Manager’s Survival Guide Greg Sanker Recorded: Apr 18 2017 60 mins
    If you’re new to change management, here’s the crash course you’re looking for. Even if you're not new to change management, you'll want to attend this webinar. We'll cover everything you need to know to survive your first 90 days in change management--and continue to thrive. Whether your organization is just getting started, or has an existing program in place, this session will cover everything you need to know for a successful start in managing IT changes.

    Topics covered will include:

    • What is change management and why do we need change it?
    • How can we show business value?
    • What are some pitfalls to avoid?
    • Getting business stakeholders engaged
    • Normal changes, Standard changes, and Emergency changes explained
    • The CAB meeting
    • Avoiding bureaucracy
  • Practical Ways to Improve Customer Satisfaction Scores
    Practical Ways to Improve Customer Satisfaction Scores Kristin Monaco, Anne Palmerine, Kristy Powers, and Erica Marois (mod) Recorded: Mar 30 2017 46 mins
    Customer satisfaction (CSAT) is one of the most commonly used contact center metrics. In fact, ICMI research estimates that you’ll find CSAT on 87% of contact center dashboards. Measuring satisfaction is straightforward, but acting on that data to improve the customer experience isn’t always easy. Want to know a few secrets to raising CSAT scores? Some of our 2017 ICMI Global Contact Center Awards finalists are ready to share their best tips.

    Join us for an interactive panel-style discussion with three industry thought leaders, including awards finalists in ICMI’s prestigious Best QA/Customer Experience category.

    Attend this webinar to learn:

    * Practical ways to improve customer satisfaction
    * How improved CSAT scores can impact your bottom line
    * Unique strategies you can apply to deliver an outstanding customer experience

    Join us for this interactive and informative discussion—complete with best practices, practical tips, and live Q&A.
  • The Pursuit of Award-Winning Service Improvement: A Case Study from CGI Federal
    The Pursuit of Award-Winning Service Improvement: A Case Study from CGI Federal Shane Knipschild, Tom Wible, and Leslie Cook (moderator) Recorded: Mar 30 2017 60 mins
    The HDI Service Improvement Award recognizes an organization that has successfully implemented or improved one or more service offerings. Attend this webinar to learn how the 2016 award winner, CGI Federal, implemented world-class service improvements. Shane Knipschild and Tom Wible will share:

    * The state of the organization before CGI Federal launched its service improvement initiative
    * The strategy for CGI Federal's service improvement initiative
    * The outcome, including lessons learned and the impact on CGI Federal
  • Evolving Customer Support in a Shift-Left World
    Evolving Customer Support in a Shift-Left World Roy Atkinson and Peter Zeinoun Recorded: Mar 21 2017 61 mins
    More and more organizations are using the shift-left approach to support, bringing more complex work down to Level 1 and moving more repetitive work out into self-service. Likewise, more customers are seeking to solve their own problems before contacting support. With Level 1 work becoming more complex and more urgent for customers, remote support teams must optimize their processes and rethink their customer support strategies.

    In this webinar, HDI’s senior analyst, Roy Atkinson, will tell you why organizations are shifting left. You’ll discover how robust remote tools are enabling support teams in high-performing organizations to provide quick resolution to half or more of their issues.

    What you’ll learn:
    * Industry expert tips on how to run a more efficient, more cost-effective support center
    * Best practices for identifying when, where, and how to shift left
    * Actionable advice on leveraging remote support to improve the delivery of support across the support center and desktop support
    * Effective use cases for deploying technology to enhance the support teams value and optimize their role in a shift-left world

    Who should attend:
    * Support center managers seeking to improve the performance of their support centers
    * Desktop support managers seeking to familiarize themselves with the latest practices and tools
    * Anyone in technical service and support seeking a better understanding of remote support capabilities

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