Addressing agent stress with well-designed technology

Sources of agent stress In her recent article, Patty Yan identified 10 sources of agent stress. The top source was “Dealing with angry customers”. Number 6 was “Inadequate technology or equipment”. She described how one source could have a compound effect on the others. Slow loading applications make customers angry because they have to wait, […]

Speech Analytics – The “bigger boat” for bigger data.

“You’re going to need a bigger boat” Early in the film “Jaws”, the main characters go out on a fishing boat and have their first encounter with the great white shark. When they understand just how big and dangerous it really is, Brody, the Sheriff, then tells the captain: “You’re going to need a bigger […]

Self-service: How to handle increasing volumes without breaking the bank

Context In the late 20th century, companies recognized that serving customers remotely was more cost-effective than serving them face to face. The contact center industry was born. Since then, interaction volumes have risen sharply, as has the number of agents employed to handle them. The greatest cost is people. Thomas Moroney, writing for Customer Think, […]

Contact Centres and the Insurance Industry

Evolution In his recent article, Tony Iero describes how insurance companies have been using contact centres since the late 1970s. Originally, they only operated during office hours and were intended to supplement brokers and insurance agents by allowing policyholders to ask questions over the phone, make changes to an existing policy or to file a […]

Speeding up the Mona Lisa with Amazon Connect

Speeding up the Mona Lisa with Amazon Connect-OMNINGAGE Connect - Happier Staff Better CX

Every second counts – especially on cloud contact centres The cost of a call is directly related to how long agents spend handling it. For cloud based contact centres such as Amazon Connect, every second counts and every second is charged for. Average Handling Time (AHT) is the KPI that contact centre managers watch constantly. […]