Defining Contact Center Priorities

Hanna Walther, Ytel |  

Contact centers are a dime a dozen these days, it seems. With so many to choose from, you have to find a way to make your business stand out against the competition. The best way to do so is by establishing priorities early on that reflect your business model and your bottom line. We're sharing the three things our call center customers typically prioritize to ensure success and growth.
Define Contact Center Priorities

Contact centers are a dime a dozen these days, it seems. With so many to choose from, you have to find a way to make your business stand out against the competition. The best way to do so is by establishing priorities early on that reflect your business model and your bottom line. We're sharing the three things our call center customers typically prioritize to ensure success and growth.
Define Contact Center Priorities

1. Agent training


It all begins with the agent. Prioritizing your agents and their training will set your business up for success very early on. Agents are the ones who interact with your customers on a daily basis. If they're ill-prepared for handling customers who are frustrated, upset or emotional, the experience for both parties will most likely be poor. Employ training programs that fully prepare your team for the job at hand. Learn more about agent training tips and tricks here

 

2. Customer experience


Once your agents are trained, you should be focusing on the experience that your customers are having while interacting with your business, your customer service team, and your product. The goal with customer experience and satisfaction is simple; customer retention, and ideally some referrals, too. A key strategy in optimizing the customer experience is achieved by listening to what they want and need. Read more about discovering what your customers want here. 


3. Technology 

Having up to date and functional technology seems like it would be a no-brainer, right? You'd be surprised at how many companies use old, outdated systems and expect to see the same results as the biggest and most successful names in the business. Technology has a hand in every facet of the way we do business today. It can make or break your business, so choose wisely which route you take. Ensure that your agents are set up for success with the best options in call center software.

Making these points a priority within your business will set the tone for the year ahead. Good luck! 

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Hanna Walther, Ytel

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Hanna manages Ytel's Communications strategy and has worked in Marketing for five years. She has a Master's in Communications and is passionate about connecting customers and businesses by building authentic relationships online.


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