What story do call center metrics tell about your business?

Jaime Scott | July 26, 2016

Call centres today handle literally millions of calls. Now add the rise of multichannel capabilities and the huge upsurge in digital technologies and it’s no wonder that businesses of all sizes are now producing data by the terabyte. But what can all this data tell us about the call centre?

Agent unhappiness costs call centres £2.3 billion a year

Ali Zaman | July 19, 2016

Almost everyone has had a poor or experience with a call centre at some point. Many of the UK's biggest brands struggle with providing a great and consistent standard of customer service, which isn’t surprising when we remind ourselves that call centre staff are typically faced with low pay, high stress, and little job satisfaction.

Lord Heseltine and EvaluAgent: sharing the same vision for the Tees Valley

Jaime Scott | July 18, 2016

Ever since EvaluAgent was founded, our mission has been to challenge the status quo by delivering innovative solutions to one of the North’s biggest employers; the region’s numerous contact centres.

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The Team Leader’s Guide to Motivating Disengaged Agents

A guide for call centre Team Leaders and Managers who want to address attrition and disengagement amongst their teams

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Agent Empowerment

5 proven ways to reduce call centre employee turnover

Jaime Scott | July 12, 2016

High turnover in the call centre is a complex issue, but there’s little doubt that ignoring the well-being of employees leads directly to disengagement and consequently agents walking out the door.

Does your call centre performance data leave your agents dazed and confused?

Jaime Scott | July 4, 2016

Metrics usually exist to help management get a clear view into the performance of their agents, but when the same metrics are then used to improve agent performance, are they fit for purpose?

Call centre culture: do you walk the walk or simply talk the talk?

Jaime Scott | June 27, 2016

Developing a winning call centre culture is no easy task. But if successfully created and implemented, the right culture can have a powerful impact on performance.

5 things customers hate about your contact centre surveys

Jaime Scott | June 20, 2016

As customers, we find ourselves frequently inundated with requests to provide every week. But sometimes we can't help but become frustrated with poorly designed surveys from brands who should know better.

EvaluAgent

How much are disengaged call centre staff costing you?

Jaime Scott | June 13, 2016

Check out our Call Centre Return on Engagement Calculator, a simple tool that helps you find out exactly how much disengagement could be costing you. 

Customer Experience

The worst six words in the call centre: ‘We’ve always done it this way.’

Jaime Scott | June 7, 2016

Your customers are changing, why aren't you? One of the biggest barriers to call centre innovation is the infamous phrase: ‘We’ve always done it this way.'

Agent Empowerment

How agent empowerment made Orange the most successful mobile brand of all time

Andy Smith | May 31, 2016

Genuine empowerment creates increasingly productive, efficient and happy employees who are equipped to deliver great customer experiences. In many cases, customer service agent empowerment can create customer experiences so great they elevate the brand to a status nothing short of legendary.

Customer Experience

The Telstra CEO has got it wrong about the future of customer experience

Jaime Scott | May 23, 2016

Telstra CEO Andrew Penn believes the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning are leading the way in customer experience innovation. This is why he's wrong.

Agent Empowerment

What happens to a brand without customer service empowerment?

Andy Smith | May 16, 2016

What does ignoring empowerment mean for the call centre, and its customers? The unfortunate truth is that we have a wealth of examples of a lack of customer service empowerment to reference from major brands, every single week.

Agent Empowerment

What exactly is call centre agent empowerment?

Andy Smith | May 9, 2016

Empowered employees are committed, loyal and conscientious. They are eager to share ideas and serve as strong ambassadors for the company brand. But what does does empowerment mean for agents in the call centre? 

Agent Empowerment

Why are big brands like EE failing their customers?

Jaime Scott | May 3, 2016

It’s a story we tend to hear time and time again, big telecoms firms are letting down their customers with the level of service they provide. Why are EE and Vodafone struggling to deliver the very basics to their customers, and how can they take measures to really improve customer service?

EvaluAgent

Tech North illuminates the path to regional growth with Northern Stars

Jonny Bradshaw | April 29, 2016

As a fast-growing startup on a mission to make call centres home to happy staff and great customer service, our work is closely linked to the businesses and people of the region we call home - The North.

Agent Empowerment

How will generation Z change the call centre?

Chris Keelan | April 25, 2016

Most call centres are massively multi-generational workplaces, with millennials being the latest addition to the army of customer service professionals in the UK today. Last week, we published a blog…

Agent Empowerment

How do you motivate millennial agents?

Chris Keelan | April 18, 2016

Millennials make hard-working and loyal employees, but they’re some of the most difficult people to manage and retain. What does this mean for the call centre when motivating millennial agents?

Agent Empowerment

What makes a customer destroy a call centre with a hammer?

Andy Smith | April 11, 2016

We may feel like we understand what a genuinely frustrated customer looks like, but have you heard of anyone actually smashing a call centre to pieces with a hammer?

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