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Top VoC Metrics Needed to Reach the Summit of Contact/Omni-Channel Customer Experience

There is much debate on what the best metrics are for measuring, benchmarking, and improving a contact channel and/or an omni-channel customer experience for resolving an inquiry or problem. Many contact center managers think internal metrics such as service level, hold time, call transfer, call length, channel completion rate, repeat contact...

September 28th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Celebrating Customer Representative Service Heroes

Recognizing customer representatives for resolving tough customer calls, and at the same time providing great customer experience, is one of the best practices for improving first call resolution and customer satisfaction.

September 20th, 2016|Tags: , , |

FCR is More Than a Metric, it’s an Operating Philosophy

SQM is frequently asked, “What are the potential financial gains that can be expected from improving First Call Resolution (FCR)?” SQM’s research shows that, for the average contact center, a 1% improvement in FCR performance equals $285,000 in annual operational savings from the call volume reduction due to improving FCR.

World Class Certification for CSRs and Supervisors

Recognition practices are one of the lowest rated attributes by front line CSRs. Only 35% of CSRs are very satisfied with their center’s recognition practices.

August 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , |

Business Case for One Contact Resolution

When the mission is to deliver world class customer satisfaction on any given contact channel, lower operating costs, increase customer referrals and reduce customer defections - one contact resolution is a must!

August 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Enterprise Wide Customer Satisfaction is Mediocre for Most

SQM conducted an enterprise customer satisfaction study with leading North American organizations and we interviewed over 250 senior executives about overall organization customer experience strategy and practices. Most organizations are grappling with improving enterprise wide Customer satisfaction (Csat). In fact, the average enterprise wide Csat is only 65% (top box response).

Multi-Channel and Omni-Channel Customer Experience Difference

The vast majority of organizations state that they are trying to improve their customer experience using contact channels to resolve an inquiry or problem. However, it has been SQM’s experience based on benchmarking over 500 leading North American contact centers that very few organizations know their customers’ satisfaction

May 31st, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Customer Contact Channel Usage

SQM is proud to share some of our Customer Contact Channel Usage and Experience Research with you. The research data reveals 20% of customers who used a call center did so because a self-service contact channel failed.

Call Center Customer Experience Research

The call center channel is still highly used for handling low- to high-complexity inquiries and problems. In fact, SQM research shows that the call center channel has the highest contact volume of all contact channels for resolving an inquiry or problem. Interestingly, the call center channel makes up 40% of total contact channel volume.

April 12th, 2016|Tags: , |

Customer Contact Channel Preference

The call center channel remains the customer’s contact channel of choice for resolving an inquiry or problem. Many people are surprised about the continued popularity of the call center channel given the expansion of contact channels available (e.g., web self-service, IVR self-service, chat, email, mobile)

April 7th, 2016|Tags: |