A fun and informative on-line program for the customer service industry. Broadcast monthly, directly over the Internet to your desktop, CallTalk covers hot topics that impact today’s call center. CallTalk airs without the participation of vendors so that topics will be free from their influence and guided by the needs of its listeners. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, send it to CallTalk@BenchmarkPortal.com
The Surprising Value of Accurate Language Screening in Contact Centers | Guest: Brigham Tomco
Operating a contact center efficiently and profitably is not an easy task due to balancing so many challenges—high employee turnover usually being at the top of that list. Not only is it expensive to hire, but it is also not cheap to train and onboard. The average contact center turnover rate is between 30-45%, which means they hire for the same seat every year or two. In contact centers with bilingual agents, yet another element of expense and complication is added—hiring based on language proficiency. With so many factors to improve hiring, an efficient process for agent recruiting is key.
CallTalk™ is hosted by Bruce Belfiore, CEO and Senior Research Executive of BenchmarkPortal. He is a frequent speaker at industry events in the United States and abroad. Bruce is Chancellor of the College of Call Center Excellence, which provides certificated courses to call center professionals, and has taught the course “Call Center Management” at Purdue University. He is the author of the book Benchmarking At Its Best for Contact Centers and has written numerous research papers and best practices studies focused on contact center topics. He is a consultant to call centers in a wide variety of industries seeking to improve their results, and is noted for helping to calculate the financial impact of proposed changes.
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