Telemarketing Compliance Consulting Success Story

By Rich Hamilton, Director of Marketing & Product Development

Creating the perfect telemarketing compliance program is challenging.

telemarketing complianceOutbound telemarketing managers will tell you that ensuring their outbound telemarketing is compliant is one of the things that keeps them up at night. Whether the telemarketing operation is internal or outsourced, the responsibility for ensuring compliance with the ever-changing telemarketing laws, regulations and statutes can be a tough job. Continue reading

Call quality monitoring best practices: Making the case for collaboration

By Marcia Jenkins, Senior Operations Manager

Question: Do your call center agent supervisors and quality assurance analysts partner for success?

Call quality monitoring best practices In this article, you’ll learn why best in class call monitoring is based on collaboration between supervisors and quality assurance analysts. In fact, there are 3 primary components of building collaboration.

Here’s the most common issue. All too often, quality assurance is a remote department rarely seen and never directly heard from. In my experience, a really great call center team works to integrate the feedback to the agents to ensure a consistent message is delivered to the agents. Quality assurance is not on an island or behind closed doors. Quality assurance is part of the team. Continue reading

Call Monitoring: The Case for Quality over Quantity

By A.J. Windle is the Director of Client Engagement

People ask me all the time. How many evaluations should be done for an effective call monitoring program in our call center? The mindset is the more evaluations the better. While conceptually that makes sense, listening to more calls doesn’t make your representatives great. In my opinion, it is the quality of the call evaluation, who delivers the feedback to the agent and how the feedback is delivered which impacts behavioral habits. Continue reading

Outbound and inbound call center manager’s formula for worthwhile work

By Shannon Svasek, Operations Manager

Inbound Call CenterWith almost twenty years as an operations manager that is responsible for leading a team of business to business salespeople in an outbound and inbound call center setting, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on why I enjoy my work and see it as worthwhile work.

Worthwhile work in an outbound and inbound call center setting can mean lots of different things. The ability to work effectively, efficiently, swiftly, completely, whole heartedly and all the while displaying integrity and attention to detail. Does this sound like everything on your want list when hiring for Outbound or Inbound call center agents? Many other Outbound and Inbound call center managers would agree with you. But in the end…is all the work you are doing and the time you spend doing it worthwhile? Employees that display these traits day in and day out are hard to find. So, as management it is up to us to cultivate, display and enforce good work habits. Continue reading

Call Center Outsourcing: From Good to Great

By Megan Hottman, Operations Manager and Brand Evangelist

call center outsourcing I’ve lived in the land of call center outsourcing for over 17 years. I’ve been on the client side as well as in the supplier corner. I’d like to think that I have a pretty good perspective and understand the landscape of the call center outsourcing industry on each side. To be honest, I’ve had a few not so great experiences with different call center outsourcing organizations that I’ve worked with as a client throughout my time. The opposite of that is also true, there have been partners that I’ve worked with that clearly stood out and were great to work with. But I’ve often wondered, why are there such big differences in these organizations and what sets them apart? Continue reading