From content manager to cross-functional collaborator
As bonafide subject matter experts collaborating cross-functionally across the company, agents play an important part in knowledge management. Set them up for success by putting the right processes in place.
How to make your workflow flow
As your support teams grow, here are some tips on how to optimize operations at scale
These consumer contradictions mean AI opportunities in CX
Your customers still aren’t entirely comfortable with AI, nor do they understand how it’s already affecting them. Here’s how to help them — and your agents.
How to keep that personal touch as your company grows
As businesses grow, they often grapple with a perplexing problem: how can a customer service team maintain that personal touch as it scales?
The 3 keys to silo-free, scalable self-service
Having a knowledge base is one thing; but how do you manage content as it gets used across your business, in new and different contexts? Scale it smartly with these tips in mind.
Solving your customer problems without causing more problems
What your agents experience and how they keep track of customer needs is the crucial difference between a business that works and one that works well
4 tips for springboarding from Tier 1 support
See how Leah Guest used her training ground in Tier 1 support as a jumping-off point for her current position as a Voice of the Customer Platform Coordinator at Zendesk
Employees are customers, too: why building a better internal help desk matters
Focusing on customers' needs is crucial, but creating a rich employee experience can be just as important to a company’s long-term success
Help your multilingual knowledge base thrive with AI
With customers all over the world opting to self-serve, turning your knowledge base into an international resource can have a big impact on your customers and agents—especially if you supplement it with AI
Enhancing the agent experience with contextual workspaces
Support agents don't benefit from clunky interfaces or confusing processes - to ensure that agents have everything they need at the right time, they need a contextual workspace
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.
Content Cues: for agile and collaborative help content
Staying on top of knowledge management for help centers can be tricky, but it’s a lot easier with help from artificial intelligence
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.
Every ticket is a puzzle: One advocate’s drive to solve them
Carl McDowell is a Tier 2 Technical Support Engineer at Zendesk in Melbourne. In this interview, he talks about life as a Talk Product Champion.
Using a smart knowledge base to unlock agent potential
Arm your agents with a smart knowledge base to help them become more efficient, more effective, and enjoy higher levels of satisfaction
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
Three things to keep in mind when recruiting customer service agents
Here are some key activities for everyone involved in the process to make sure you’re effectively recruiting customer service 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.
Agents need cross-channel communication
Here's why omnichannel support for agents and customers is a necessity