Employee Engagement

A Three-Phased Guide to Happier Agents

As customer service agents grapple with high volume and increased pressure, it’s harder than ever to perform well. Agents who are good at their jobs are happier (and vice versa) — happy agents are less likely to leave. But long ramp times and short tenure mean many agents only achieve proficiency right before churning. Read this blog post to learn more why contact center should want to make their agents happy.

How Gamification Can Keep Your Contact Center Agents Engaged

Gamification is the secret to some of the most successful contact centers. It encourages reps to achieve goals, motivates them to be more productive, and makes them feel more fulfilled in their roles. The happier the employee, the better the customer experience.

Contact center employee churn: How to stop the revolving door

Employee churn isn’t new — but today’s businesses are experiencing never-before-seen attrition levels. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employee turnover rates are at near-record levels across the U.S., including retail, healthcare, and the foodservice industry.

Can You Hear a Smile?

Increased sales, larger deals, greater retention –– the benefits of offering great customer experiences (CX) are many and well documented. But significantly less research has been conducted into the relationship between customer experience and employee experience (EX) in the contact center. In short, so much time and energy are focused on the benefits of pleasing customers we forget there’s a serious upside to pleasing agents. And this is a big miss for those in CX leadership.

3 Compounding Benefits of AI-Driven, Real-Time Coaching

Cresta’s real-time coaching provides contact center agents with versatile coaching in-the-moment. By going beyond 1:1 coaching sessions and putting coaching into action during customer conversations, teams are able to unlock new levels of productivity.

Close the Retention Performance Gap with Real-Time Coaching

Our performance gap analysis of almost 20,000 conversations from a Fortune 50 software company revealed that top performers had a 65% higher retention rate than bottom performers. And through our additional analysis of 70,000 conversations from a leading telecom company, we determined that the bottom quartile performers had 42% more churn per conversation and 48% more lost revenue per conversation. These discrepancies in our metrics represent massive opportunities for retention teams.

2021’s Top 5 Contact Center Agent Swear Words

Unsurprisingly, these are three utterances that were completely absent from the 1.84 million customer conversations we analyzed from more than 15 contact centers to determine which swear words are most used by contact center agents.

Investing in Cresta: Supercharging Agents in Real-Time

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Nailing customer experience is tough. Every conversation, across every channel, counts. And while much in our lives has changed since the 1960s, the site of these customer conversations has not: the contact center.