Contact center insights: Realize the value of teaching your people how to fish

By Brad Baumunk, President and COO, Robert C. Davis and Associates We have all heard the quote, “Give someone a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach someone to fish, and you feed them for a lifetime.” In our contact center consultancy, this sums up two critical components surrounding how we drive sustainable performance: skill transfer and the Socratic method. With skill transfer, we use...

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RCDA drives KPI achievement through call flow enhancement and agent and leadership development

By Brad Baumunk, President and COO RCDA has invested many years in research to drive KPI achievement through call flow enhancement and agent and leadership development. We have validated our approach through dozens of engagements with our clients. Our success has provided a solid foundation, giving our company the reputation for being one of the best full-service training, coaching and...

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Call Center Security: What are the risks for credit unions?

Fraud and identity theft are old crimes, but the integration of digital means of sharing information makes the statistics of identity theft much easier to track. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Justice, 7% of households reported some type of identity fraud in 2013. Identity fraud occurs across all subsets of the American population, with a slightly higher incidence for those...

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Credit Union Strategic Planning for 2014

With adequate planning, training and coaching, credit unions can capture big opportunities for growth in 2014 Beginning in the summer and continuing into the fall, credit unions are engaged heavily in planning for next year. Near the start of the planning season this year, Credit Union Magazine published an article on some of the industry’s top trends influencing strategic planning. According...

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Are Credit Unions Suffering from Growing Pains?

Credit unions have high member satisfaction rates, but studies have shown that with the growth from migration of customers from banks to credit unions, member satisfaction in some cases has fallen. A report by the American Customer Satisfaction Index published on December 11, 2012, showed that higher fees at banks, including the $30 million consumers paid in overdraft fees in 2011 and planned...

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