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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What is REALLY happening on your contact center floor?

By Lisa Pustelak, RCDA Senior Consultant Have you observed first-hand how much coaching your team leaders are doing? Have you listened to your agents talk with your customers, and are they following the call flow with enthusiasm? What about training? Have you participated in new-hire or leadership training? Ask yourself, “When is the last time I sat in on a coaching session, listened to calls...

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Transitioning your customer contact center from service to sales? Deal with attitude first

By Bob Davis “I am not going to do it, and they can’t make me do it!” This may sound like a five-year-old whining about eating the spinach on her plate. In fact it came from an adult customer service agent when she heard that her organization was moving from customer service to sales. Hers is not the only customer contact center moving from service to sales. Research indicates that 70...

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How cruise lines can navigate to higher revenue for the 2013-2014 season

Turn more shoppers into buyers in your customer contact centers By Bob Davis I wrote about this subject back in 2011, and the time has come to bring it to mind again looking toward the 2013-2014 season. Here’s the story: The call came into a cruise line’s customer contact center. The caller, an older man, was having trouble navigating the company’s web site. He wanted to know how to select...

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Counterintuitive Approaches to Customer Service from Top CEOs

Even as people working in the customer contact field, we, too, are consumers. We have all been the person dialing through automated messages or dealing with faulty voice recognition software. We have all been that person wondering, why I can’t just talk to a real person. We have all been there. Which makes us wonder, if we have all been there, why do companies continue to automate their...

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