CCNG speaks with Denver member Shane Collins, Director, Application Development at Ticketmaster about several areas of best practices in contact center operations including -
* Driving performance while holding down Attrition
* Results of having trainers and recruiters meet to discuss applicants once they are in the training process
* Defining the skills and attributes needed to target a candidate that best fits into the "sweet spot"
* And much more....
Come listen and ask Shane questions about how TicketMaster accomplishes results from these call center best practices.
Shane Collins contact center management experience includes his current work at TicketMaster, and past experiences at
NCO, T-Mobile, Gateway and MCI call center operations.
RecordedJul 29 201033 mins
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Tim Gogal, Director US East Digital Engagement, Avaya
As customer service professionals, we sit in the midst of the most important paradigm shift within the industry today – the Digital Transformation. This shift has brought more focus on and relevance of the business potential of contact centers than ever before. In this session, we’ll take a look at why Digital Transformation matters, what it means, and how organizations are successfully redefining their contact centers for extended reach and impact. No longer can we hide behind old technological limitations that may have prevented responsive, personal interactions. Today customers are demanding great experiences and are driving change. Either we give them the TLC they are looking for…. or our competitors do it for us.
Delivering an outstanding Customer Experience while maintaining or reducing costs is a dichotomy – On the one hand you’re under pressure to improve both self-service and contact center efficiency, and on the other hand you have a mandate to improve the customer experience across a number of metrics such as NPS and more. These goals are seemingly at odds and makes your role as a CX practitioner all the more difficult.
Join this webinar to explore the CX challenges organizations are facing today and how to most effectively accelerate your CX initiatives. The discussion will cover three primary topic areas that are hot in the industry: (1) How to improve self-service utilizing Visual IVR, Natural Language and chatbots, (2) Techniques for improving contact center efficiency while removing the digital to voice disconnect, and (3) How to optimize your back office processes with Robotic Process Automation.
This is an interactive session and participants are encouraged to submit questions.
Brad Smidt, Senior Vice President, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Over the past two decades, the Greater Phoenix region has become a dynamic hub for contact center operations. Industry titans such as USAA, American Express, State Farm, and Charles Schwab all call the region home and have significant business here. Not only are these operations still growing, others are following and ultimately finding success. From the business-friendly tax and regulatory environment, to a unique and vibrant quality of life for employees, find out how the history of Greater Phoenix has created the perfect environment for customer care operations to thrive.
Casey Kostecka, Chief Business Development Officer, Convergent
Gamification has been the hot new topic within the contact center world for the past year or two. Most all contact center leaders understand the appeal of incorporating game mechanics into their operations, and can visualize the excitement and subsequent employee engagement the games will promote. Yet most contact centers still haven't implemented gamification, due to the limited, real world ROI information available. Convergent Outsourcing has been utilizing games tied to key performance metrics for the past two years. During this webinar, Casey Kostecka, Convergent Outsourcing's CBDO, will share Convergent's gamification experience, actual metric improvement results, and ROI data.
In today’s market, in almost every buying process, companies are struggling to choose which way to deploy new technologies to support their customer service strategy. Moving applications to the cloud is no longer just a fad or buzzword. Large enterprises are building their entire IT strategy around the cloud. The problem is that there are some significant factors that cannot be ignored when considering deploying a customer facing, mission critical solution like the contact center technology in the cloud. In today’s discussion, we will explore some of the market trends, recommended steps to take to assess what is the right path forward, and key things to consider when deciding on a deployment strategy.
When your mother told you to “listen twice as much as you speak” she was right! With survey fatigue at an all-time record high, common sense will prevail to stop asking for feedback in bad surveys and start to listen more to what our customers are saying with the right survey techniques. Join Roger “Dr. WFO” Lee from OpenText Qfiniti and CCNG President David Hadobas as they discuss the alarming upsurge in bad surveys and best practices for collecting feedback that requires more “listening” than “asking”.
CCNG, in partnership with Tenacity, conducted a survey of CCNG members to see how they measure the cost of attrition. The findings surprised us! Participate in this webinar to learn from your peers how to properly measure attrition costs, and discover what steps you should take to prepare your organization to address this chronic problem.
During this webinar with Ron Davis, CEO of Tenacity, we will discuss:
*What your peers are doing to measure the costs of attrition
*Key errors to watch out for when you calculate your costs
*A framework that any executive can use in order to comprehensively measure the costs of attrition
Roger Woolley, CCNG Member and Independent Consultant
In the fast pace world we live in today, customers are looking for quick, easy and effortless experiences to solve their problems. Companies, on the other hand, are striving to engage with their customers more often and build stronger relationships.
Online communities are well suited for these ongoing conversations where companies can strengthen their brand, lower support costs, and provide an easy way for customers to learn from each other.
Online communities are one of the fastest growing destinations for asking product questions, requesting product enhancements, and obtaining technical support. Learn how these five tips will maximize your online customer community and elevate your customer’s experiences.
Joseph Michelli, Chief Experience Officer, The Michelli Experience
As you know, outstanding customer experiences don’t happen by default. They are the result of well-designed products and processes that consistently meet needs, reduce effort, and deliver memorable moments.
Dr. Joseph Michelli, a Certified Customer Experience Professional, has helped and written about companies recognized for their customer experience excellence (e.g. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Zappos, Starbucks, Mercedes-Benz). In this webinar, Joseph will outline the “essential competencies” needed to "deliver outstanding experiences to every customer, every time – no excuses.” Join us for context and tools to elevate the experience of your internal and external customers by focusing on and integrating people, process, and technology.
Brad Snedeker, Director of Innovation, Calabrio & Nancy Jamison, Principal Analyst - Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan
Millennials have been flooding the workplace for a number of years, and with them they have brought change. In particular, this emerging workforce has had a big impact on customer contact with different requirements, attitudes, and technology. Is your contact center ready to handle the changing needs of the new workforce?
Mike Berlin, Senior VP Global Sales & Business Development, TelStrat
This webinar introduces Engage WFO SaaS™ (Software-as-a-Service), a managed service from TelStrat providing advanced call recording, quality management, analytics, and workforce management. We will describe the benefits of moving to a cloud-based subscription model, explore deployment options and multiple use cases. Learn how you can lighten the workload for your IT department while always having access to the most current software features. If you need to do more with less, increase productivity and customer satisfaction, and provide a clear view of performance, don’t miss this webinar.
Best Practices means many different things to many different people, but there are some common themes across all contact centers where best practices can be applied. In this webinar we will discuss the Top 10 industry-proven Best Practices for Workforce Optimization and techniques for applying them to your contact center.
Richard Kenny, Head of Global Contact Centre Marketing, Plantronics
With the increasing pressure on organizations to both reduce costs and improve service quality, organizations are re-inventing their service & support to automate tasks and understand customer intentions to provide a more personalized experience.
Bob Davis, Founder and CEO, Robert C. Davis and Associates
Get an overview of Robert C. Davis and Associates’ exclusive methodology called The Quality Conversation. RCDA founder and CEO Bob Davis will talk about this winning approach, his book The Quality Conversation, and practical examples of how the approach drives desired results in contact centers. The results have included higher close rates, exceptional sales and retention numbers, dramatically improved customer experiences, millions of dollars in added revenue, and more. Bob will tell the success stories of clients DIRECTV/AT&T and Police and Fire Federal Credit Union after RCDA implemented customized programs in their contact centers.
Contact centers are plagued with three customer experience issues and how to address them – CX differentiators, delighting customers, and the digital experience. Customer experience programs provide remarkable opportunities to improve customer satisfaction and reduce costs, but many companies fall short and struggle with ways to solve these issues.
In his new book, The Curated Experience, Amas argues that customer experience efforts often fail because leaders do not start with the why. Many leaders do not clearly articulate the business case of delivering on the Customer experience in a language that even the CFO can get behind. Amas then goes on to lay out the how ... he talks about the three pillars – Liberating Structures, Empowered People and Data Driven Technology. You may learn more about Amas from his blog at amastenumah.com.
Collaboration is the name of the game these days. The contact center industry is too big for any one person or company to have all the answers. We all need to have a cadre of like-minded experts available at a moment’s notice (or at least at the swift click of a mouse). Join us to learn how the collaboration between iLearnCallCenter.com and CCNG members is going to build the first and only smarty pants “do it yourself” call center network. The launch pad is ready – are you?
This webcast with President of Aria Solutions, Rob Church, will give a brief overview of Omni-Channel products and services provided by Aria, including full project implementations, workforce optimization solutions, contact center analytics, and agent productivity.
Richard Kenny, Head of Global Contact Centre Marketing, Plantronics
End users say the industry runs customer service teams and contact centers, and analysts write about customer experience. What do we call our industry and where does it fit into the wider organization? Richard Kenny and David Hadobas discuss how organizations have evolved from a call center model into a wider organizational approach that helps brands deliver enhanced customer experience.
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