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Cut Every Customer Call By One Minute - Verint Monet - ContactCenterWorld.com Blog

Cut Every Customer Call By One Minute

Add up how many calls your contact center receives every week. Let’s say the number is one thousand – now consider what would happen if you reduced the length of each of those calls by one minute. We’re no math geniuses, but we believe that comes to 1,000 minutes – or more than 16.5 hours.

Among other benefits, that one improvement would cut average wait time, which inevitably improves customer service. Can you make it happen?  Here are five ways to achieve this goal.

1. Skill-Based Call Routing

Send the easy calls to the new agents. Send the angry calls to the agents who know how to calm agitated customers. Send the tough questions to agents who can answer them. A workforce management (WFM) solution makes skill-based scheduling a breeze, so you’ll always have the right combination of agents on the floor to handle every type of call.

2. Faster Information Access

With a WFM system that delivers quick access to caller information, the agent won’t have to ask basic questions or go through the same information-gathering already covered by your IVR.

3. Polite Pushing

Sometimes (ok, a lot of times) the reason calls run long is that customers won’t get to the point. Agents have to remain courteous in these situations, but test out methods for steering the conversation back where it should be, and try different, pointed questions that will shorten the path toward answers.

4. Don’t Just Hear – Listen

Train agents to focus on what the customer is saying, and to carefully enter notes into the system. Even if the agent is confident in his or her memory skills, it’s better to have a written record of the key points of each call. Also make sure an agent’s station is free from distractions, and that personal cell phones are turned off during work hours.

5. Rewards

If nothing else works, try this: “All agents that cut an average of one minute from their calls this week will receive a special reward” (whatever you believe will get results). However, if you try this monitor the situation closely to make sure agents reduce call times the right way.

Find out more about Monet WFM, our workforce management solution

Or see Monet WFM in action with a free online demo!

Source: http://www.monetsoftware.com/blog/Workforce-Management/post/cut-every-customer-call-by-one-minute

Publish Date: October 1, 2018 5:00 AM


2020 Buyers Guide Help Desk Software

 
1.) 
eGain Corporation

eGain CallTrack™
eGain CallTrack™ is a dynamic call tracking and case management solution that helps companies provide quick, high-quality, and cost-efficient resolution of customer issues across traditional and emerging interaction channels. It is one of the many innovative customer interaction products in eGain Solve™ suite, the unified customer engagement and knowledge management software suite, which helps businesses transform their traditional call centers into omnichannel customer engagement hubs. eGain CallTrack will enable you to track, manage and resolve cases and maintain service level agreements (SLA), across channels.

2.) 
Knowmax

Knowmax
Knowmax is an omnichannel knowledge management platform. Our mission is to transform contact centers into resolution centers and drive customer self service.
The platform is an industry-agnostic enterprise-grade knowledge platform with components helping in easy findability of actionable information at the right time across the desired touchpoint.
PH: +91 9702626568

3.) 
Nuxiba Technologies

CenterWare
Nuxiba's Help Desk Software is ideal for delivering top-level contact help desk services. It not only tailors to your existing technology resources but also allows you to set staff priorities that forward clients to the most knowledgeable agents.

Give personalized assistance, and analyze performance with our real-time monitoring, recording, and reports. Integrate Salesforce or VTiger CRM systems, be TCPA compliant, protect your cardholder's data during calls, and more!

Request a quote or demo today and start the journey to increase your first-contact resolution percentages in less than three months!

4.) 
OneDesk

OneDesk's software combines Helpdesk & Project Management into one application. No need to purchase, integrate and switch between applications. Your team can support your customers and work on projects in one place. Aimed at SMBs as well as departments at large enterprises, OneDesk is frequently used by project managers, customer service, IT, professional services and more. This easy-to-use, feature-rich, and highly configurable software can manage both ticket & task workflows.
PH: (514) 731-6878
 



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