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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Training contact center supervisors around the internal CX is key to reducing agent attrition in tightening labor markets

By Brad Baumunk, President and COO As the labor market continues to heat up, the impact of attrition in the contact center will only get worse. People who took jobs in the contact center often took the job because they couldn’t find the appropriate job in their field of choice. In May 2018, the unemployment rate (U3) hit 3.8% before ticking up to 4.0% in June because more people are entering...

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Want to exceed expectations in your contact center? Have your supervisors put their primary focus on coaching and development

By Brad Baumunk, COO It is hard to believe it is 2018. So much has changed, yet so much has stayed the same. When it comes to contact centers, the opportunities seem to be the same year in and year out. Case in point, the findings from two recent surveys Contact Center Challenges & Priorities for 2018 by Lori Bocklund – The #1 priority is coaching and development. Read article (PDF) Contact...

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You don’t have to do it alone (the value of asking for the right help)

By Lisa Pustelak, RCDA Senior Consultant It’s the last day of the month, and as a bonus, it’s also the end of the quarter. You are not a quitter, so you are still trying to figure out how to come up with a miracle to hit all your metric goals to avoid “the talk” once again. You know at some point if the numbers don’t change, the talk will change, and you will be on the unemployment...

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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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