Call center scripts: when and how to use them
Customer service reps are less engaged in their work when they use call center scripts that don’t have the flexibility they need to interact with customers
Let the robots have those jobs—the evolving AI-agent relationship
AI-supported automations can have a huge impact on your agents. Here are some things to keep in mind as you implement new workflows and leverage technology for increased productivity and agent satisfaction.
How AI assistants close the gaps in customer service
AI assistants are capable of quite a bit more than their living room responsibilities. In the workplace, they’re helping to fill the gaps that commonly plague customer service: miscommunications, uninformed support agents, and meeting customers’ expectations.
6 steps towards developing a customer support career path
As with any profession, a customer support career path can movie in many different directions
Will your support team work from a central location or virtually?
If you find yourself in the position of needing to expand your support team, one important factor will be whether you want your agents to work from a central location or a dispersed workforce
6 keys to ticket escalation
Ticket escalation helps you identify tickets that require special attention and route them to the appropriate agents
Omnichannel vs. the other way
Let's look at how an organization that doesn’t use an omnichannel support solution compares with one that does
What to consider before you offer global support training
Global support training, when done correctly, can ensure you continue to provide great support as you expand to new regions
Zoom + Zendesk: the benefits of video for remote support
We spoke with Zoom’s head of support and our own experts about the benefits of using Zoom’s video app in Zendesk, and we’ve included a few additional benefits for agents that use video for remote support in customer service
Stairway to success: How to grow in your support role
Agent turnover can be a real problem for support teams worldwide. Manila-based Tier 2 agent Esperanza "Zsa" Trias shares her tips on charting a career path in customer service.
Collaborate across your ecosystem with Side Conversations
Getting the right information to or from the right people in a large organization is easier said than done. True collaboration can then sometimes seem like a pipe dream. Enter Side Conversations, part of the Collaboration add-on for Zendesk Support designed to save time and streamline internal operations.
Keep your knowledge base healthy with the newest innovations
The healthiest knowledge bases are iterated and improved upon over time. Learn how the newest help center innovations can streamline and automate that process for your support team.
International relations 101: The keys to multilingual support success
Zendesk customer advocate Teresa Rosado-Sanna takes a global, nimble approach to support, guided by one key philosophy for work and life: Where there's a will, there's a way.
Introducing Guide Enterprise
Guide Enterprise makes it easy for large teams to collaborate on help center content processes and manage knowledge internally, externally, and across multiple brands
The dynamic, long-term impact of self-service
Self-service is often considered an end goal for a support organization. In reality, it's much more dynamic, driving long-term efficiencies and customer-first philosophies across the entire business.
Using more than technical skills to solve technical issues
We've turned the spotlight on David Lowe, a premier support engineer. Here he shares the value of using soft skills when solving complex technical issues at the tier 3 level.
Knowledge management cultivates high-performing teams
The secret weapon of great customer service teams is two-fold: excellent internal knowledge management and thoughtful training on how to make the most of that resource
Everyone is an SME in the self-service economy
The same self-service content that helps your existing customers succeed is becoming increasingly important in obtaining new customers. Amid this self-service win-win, the role of subject-matter expert (SME) has broadened—here's how.
Building real relationships through technology
Read our customer spotlight on BombBomb to learn why the company switched from Zendesk—and why they came back
The key to great service? Saying “I don’t know”
Meet Zac Renault, a Zendesk customer advocate who provides French language support. He's an avid table tennis player and someone who isn't afraid to say, "I don't know" when he encounters a tricky customer issue.
Be a good neighbor, become a good business with CSR
As a global company with more than 2,000 employees in 13-plus offices, we're scaling our CSR efforts into a global strategy.
Choose wisely: What to ask a potential vendor
The Request For Proposal (RFP) and vendor evaluation process doesn't have to be painful
Why staffing can make or break your omnichannel strategy
A critical part of actualizing your omnichannel strategy is how you organize and manage your team to staff multiple channels
SEO and customer service: The benefits of aligning efforts
Did you get here after googling a search term? Your customers find you this way, too.