Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School of Business interviewed call center and telemarketing industry expert, Angela Garfinkel, for the drive-time segment on SiriusXM 111 titled, “Work of Tomorrow”
Christian Terwiesch, Professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania hosts the segment each week which looks at how new technology is causing disruptions in existing industries, changing the meaning of work along the way.
In the episode featuring Angela Garfinkel, Christian and Angela discussed how call centers are evolving and how live agents are critical to business success in 2018. The episode aired on 1/15/2018 at 5 pm ET and is being repeated throughout the week.
Contact center management is equal parts art and science. The art is knowing how to relate to people and motivate them. The science is knowing how to accurately forecast, how to read the metrics and how to use the systems deployed in your contact center.
Today I’ll focus on the science side of the equation.
Forecasting for Contact Management Services
It is important to look to the past to plan for the future. To maximize efficiencies and to provide good customer service look to your historical call volume, chat volume and email volume during similar time periods to determine the probable amount of contacts you will receive not only on a given day, but most importantly during the peak time of each day. QCS drills down with “Deep Dives” into the data. With a great data team, you can get great forecasting! Continue reading →
So, you’ve started looking for a third party call center services company to assist you with handling your inbound customer service needs. What, exactly are you looking for? What is most important to you? What are you hoping this external team will help you support?
There are many third-party call center services companies (also known as inbound telemarketing firms) to choose from and the array of options can be overwhelming. However, if you approach the process like buying a new car, you’ll find that getting from the research stage to a successful launch will be easier if you know what you’re looking for from the beginning. Continue reading →
In today’s day and age, we are all looking for more convenience, less hassles, affordability, less time spent on mundane tasks, and increasing productivity by automating what we can, in our lives.
Personally, this allows me to do more, spend less and free up time to spend with family and friends! Professionally, this means increased profits, superior customer experience and satisfied clients. This is a driving force in how I view things – pursuing efficiency within my personal and professional life without sacrificing quality or taking short cuts to get there. Continue reading →