Questions to ask when staffing chat
Here are some other considerations to keep in mind when deciding on the number of agents to hire for chat support
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
How self-service helps Reverb hit the right notes with customers
Emphasizing strong knowledge management practices, the team at Reverb gets ahead of customers’ needs with a truly omnichannel approach to customer service.
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
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
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
Agent education: 3 top priorities
Three Zendesk experts share insights into what companies should emphasize when considering agent growth and continuing education
Take a customer-facing approach to your internal knowledge base
Self-service portals save agents and customers valuable time; more and more companies find that an internal knowledge base helps accomplish the same thing for employees. Here’s how to optimize a knowledge base for internal use.
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.
De-stress the change management process
Without a change management process to ensure success, all kinds of disruptions can occur, slowing down productivity and eating away at resources
Be ready for anything: support forecasting and scheduling
Good support teams can meet the everyday challenges. Great ones use support forecasting to predict future scenarios and build for them.
How Strava cracked mobile support and engagement
Strava creates fiercely loyal customers using a single, cross-device communication flow. Here's how they do it.
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
Differentiate your brands with unique help center experiences
Brands that fall under the same parent company have unique customer bases, branding, and personalities. Why should their help centers be any different? Learn more about multibrand functionality in Guide Enterprise.
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.
Tap into the right self-service analytics to measure success
If you're unsure how knowledge management is moving the needle on customer support, let self-service analytics be your guide as you plan for the future
The four C’s of cherry-picking
With cherry-picking, rather than choosing the next available request your agent chooses one they’d rather work on
Time to build a support operations team
It might be difficult to determine how and when to add a support operations team. Learn how we did it.
Happier agents go with the flow
Being in the zone feels great, because it is great. These tips will help make flow state a steady part of your experience as an agent.
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.