News : Indiana Enrollment Broker Operations Certified as a Call Center of Excellence
Santa Barbara, CA, Oct 15, 2013 -- The Indiana Enrollment Broker Services customer contact center operated by MAXIMUS has been certified as a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal, a contact center research and consulting organization. "Only the top 10 percent of those benchmarked annually achieve this distinction," said BenchmarkPortal CEO Bruce Belfiore. "Achieving Center of Excellence certification is an acknowledgement of strong management and leadership in the call center industry. Contact centers that achieve certification are remarkable in their ability to balance a commitment to service excellence with cost effective service strategies"
To achieve certification as a Center of Excellence, a company must undergo a rigorous benchmarking process, which compares the organization’s operational metrics to those of its peers, using a database of contact center metrics. During this process, BenchmarkPortal experts audit and verify key data from the contact center applying for certification.
Factors (called key performance indicators) such as first call resolution, cost per call, call waiting time, customer satisfaction, agent satisfaction and utilization of human resources are taken into account. BenchmarkPortal is able to scientifically gauge how the contact center being studied compares to other centers in the same industry, and if the performance of the contact center is superior. Customer satisfaction, which relates to customer loyalty and business growth, is the goal, balanced by financial metrics which show that the center is being operated efficiently.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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MAXIMUS is a leading provider of government services worldwide and is devoted to providing health and human services program management and consulting services to its clients. The Company has more than 6,500 employees located in more than 220 offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Additionally, MAXIMUS is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.
Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013