Monthly Archives: June 2017

Call Center In-House Vs Outsource: Company Culture

If you like the idea of an in-source call center but do not want to undertake the startup investment, you might consider a virtual, distributed call center. Your leadership team should have a healthy discussion around five main considerations above. Continue reading

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Call Center In-House vs Outsource: Customer Experience

Of course, your own contact center can also frustrate callers. How many of calls go to voicemail? How many go altogether unanswered? More training and better quality control can solve many internal issues. Designation of a few of your best appointment-setters as representatives of your distributed call center can solve the problems of local knowledge and quick response. Continue reading

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Call Center In-Source Vs Outsource. The Expense

Building your own physical contact center can be expensive in the short term (with labor, facilities, furniture, hardware and software) but can have some great long-term financial benefits. If you plan on operating your facility for ten years or longer, it could be a good investment. The depreciation looks good on your P&L, plus there may be some government incentives. The main considerations are: how much capacity do you need, and what financial benefits will you gain. Continue reading

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Two Special Ways To Nail Call Center Compensation

If the compensation plan penalizes agents in comparison to what they had before, they feel this is retribution, and turmoil ensues. They want to know why the plan has penalized them. They want to know why they should continue to perform at the same level, or even a higher level, when they are being paid less. Continue reading

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Call Center Compensation Will Drive Numbers

Management must create a new compensation plan once, and it must be very good: one that can last for the short term, and for the long term. Management must make a strong effort to consider the emotions of their agents in creating the new agreement. Continue reading

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Call Center Flash Contests Drive Results

If my company won’t give me a budget to motivate my agents, then my company was going to get a purchase order for liquid paper supplies like they had never seen before. Continue reading

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