Articles by Matt McGillicuddy

5 tactics to improve call centre efficiency

4 Jan 2023 in

5 tactics to improve call centre efficiency

Despite the increasing number of contact methods for customers in the digital world, your call centre is a critical point of contact for many of your customers. If they have an enquiry that’s best resolved with a quick chat, they want to clarify something before committing to a purchase, or they...

What’s next? Contact centre predictions for 2023

19 Dec 2022 in

What’s next? Contact centre predictions for 2023

The holiday season is upon us, but as we bid farewell to 2022 with many, many mince pies, we also have one eye on the future.

UK retail Christmas sales expected to hit £82.2 billion for brands that prioritise call centre experiences

15 Dec 2022 in

UK retail Christmas sales expected to hit £82.2 billion for brands that prioritise call centre experiences

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As brands battle for consumer spend in this key retail period, our data is showing there has been a significant year-on year-spike in call volumes to retailers during Black Friday sales chaos.

Customer experience: creating the calm in the chaos

5 Dec 2022 in

Customer experience: creating the calm in the chaos

Almost half of consumers agree they have been on the end of a poor call in the last 6 months, according to our recent Moments That Matter survey. Call centres often represent the only form of real human interaction with a brand, having the ability to completely transform their brand perception.

How to supercharge your customer engagement strategy [with examples]

30 Nov 2022 in

How to supercharge your customer engagement strategy [with examples]

Every relationship involves give and take. You cook dinner; your partner does the dishes. You take your dog for a walk; they don’t chew your slippers. The same is true of business, if you want your customers to remain loyal, you need to demonstrate you value the relationship by making sure they’re...

How to spot talking points that make-or-break the customer experience in your call centre

23 Nov 2022 in

How to spot talking points that make-or-break the customer experience in your call centre

Have you ever felt the mood of a conversation change? When it comes to driving successful call outcomes, being able to spot those make-or-break moments in a call is a key skill. Your call centre teams need to be able to identify and respond to shifts in mood, sentiment, and tone in real-time, but...

What is First Call Resolution? Ways to measure & improve FCR

16 Nov 2022 in

What is First Call Resolution? Ways to measure & improve FCR

Have you ever called customer service… and then been forced to call again days or even hours later because your issue wasn’t resolved properly? It’s frustrating for everyone. Your customer is annoyed that they have to spend more time on the phone and your busy call centre has yet another call to...

Pulse Check: Consumer anxiety increasing as banks struggle to meet call needs

15 Nov 2022 in

Pulse Check: Consumer anxiety increasing as banks struggle to meet call needs

As the economic uncertainty deepens in the UK and interest rates continue to soar, our call tracking data over the last few weeks has shown a major spike in call volumes to banks and FSIs. The increase in calls around interest rates, and consequently mortgage payments, skyrocketing emphasises...

Understanding the Moments That Matter for your customers

10 Nov 2022 in

Understanding the Moments That Matter for your customers

It’s often said that time is money. But what if it wasn’t the time you spend on phone calls that impacted your bottom-line, but the specific moments that make-or-break the customer experience? Poor customer experiences can be damaging for both your revenue and your reputation. And we’ve got the...

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