Conduct an agent satisfaction survey

August 17, 2017

Our employee satisfaction survey guide shares insights on who to survey and how. Engaged employees mean a healthier business

The science behind satisfaction prediction

August 9, 2017

We dive into the guts of Satisfaction Prediction to explain how it can help raise your company’s overall CSAT score and maintain happy customers

Communication is key to great tech support

August 8, 2017

Alex has a background in technical support, but it was his experience as a history and French teacher that fine-tuned his knack for communicating

Be a better listener

August 7, 2017

Customers are always willing to tell you how they feel about your product. The question is, though: is there a better way to listen?

Sharing customer feedback

August 3, 2017

Simply collecting responses isn’t enough: sharing customer feedback properly is required for your company to make truly informed decisions.

Transforming your customer service in 4 steps

July 25, 2017

What are the keys to transforming your customer service operation? It could be the literal million-dollar question

Knowledge management is power—and empowering

July 19, 2017

Implementing self-serve knowledge bases is one thing. But how do you take knowledge management a step further: by empowering both customers and agents?

Agents need context to give personalized support

July 19, 2017

By taking this time to prepare ahead, the agent is better equipped to address a potential issue and the consumer also feels taken care of

How to make room in agents’ schedules to lend a hand

July 17, 2017

It can be hard enough to manage regular and vacation schedules against queue volume, let alone work in additional time for volunteering or team-building activities

Why there’s no substitute for IRL support

July 14, 2017

The Madison office participated in the Zendesk's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to log a collective 1129 hours at 28 local non-profits

Meet multichannel demands with agile QA

July 12, 2017

As the communication between customer and agent has become more multifaceted, an agile QA approach must evolve to reflect this complexity

Fantastic voyage: Customer journey mapping is well worth the effort

July 7, 2017

The path a customer takes from Point A to Point B is a key source of truth in determining what they loved, what they hated, or where they got stuck. Learn why it's wise to walk a mile in their shoes.

Are proactive chat scripts the answer?

June 16, 2017

How your agents handle the delicate back and forth of a live chat conversation matters. Some may say proactive chat scripts are the answer. But are they?

Mix it up: rotating customer support jobs

June 12, 2017

Mixing up customer support jobs for agents can have a huge impact on individuals' and teams' personal and professional fulfilment

Improve your support tickets with video

June 9, 2017

A well-done, just-the-right-length how-to video can yield big relief at one more problem off the table. Which is where our friends at Wistia come in

Keeping your word: the support SLA

June 5, 2017

A support SLA boils down to ensuring a baseline level of quality for your customers. So how do you choose, support, measure, and improve your SLAs?

First contact resolution: beacon of good support?

May 30, 2017

First Contact Resolution is a metric that, when used judiciously, can help drive improvements in customer experience. But it’s not without its pitfalls

Customer service terms everyone should know

May 29, 2017

To “translate” the language of the business, we’ve put together a glossary of customer service terms commonly encountered in a support organization

Taking the long view: agent life cycle

May 29, 2017

No matter the type of business, customer service agents are very often the first people customers and prospects speak with

You don’t always need call center scripts

May 25, 2017

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

Setup your agents and end-users for success with Chat

May 25, 2017

You’ve made the important step of deciding to implement a new Chat channel, but now what? There are many things to take into consideration, from where you place the Chat panel to how you’ll staff your Chat agents

Improve the agent experience for happier customers

May 22, 2017

In contrast to the big picture challenges of hiring and training agents, agent experience includes everything from resolving support queries to writing knowledge-base articles to improving operational efficiencies

Ticket deflection: the currency of self-service

May 22, 2017

New tech and tools are making self-service a better option for customers and businesses. It’s easier than ever to vastly improve ticket deflection

Work smarter: live chat best practices

May 17, 2017

As with any communication channel, there’s a right way and a less effective way to offer live chat to your customers