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SQM is dedicated to helping call centers improve their First Call Resolution, customer and employee experience, and lower their operating cost. To help you with that, we have developed blog posts based on research and best practices for people, processes, and technology to improve customer’s experiences doing business with your call center and employees working in your call center.

What separates our call center customer service blogs from other organizations is that they are based on customer, employee, and operational research. SQM blogs are based on our research for conducting over 500 VoC benchmarking studies with leading North American call centers on customer service on an annual basis.

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First Call Resolution (FCR): A Comprehensive Guide
Uncover the definition, benefits, measurement, and tips for improving one of the most crucial call center metrics – first call resolution. FCR is a metric that measures a contact center's ability for its agents to resolve a customer's inquiry or problem on the first call or contact.
Call Center Quality Assurance Impacts for Customer Service KPIs
This blog focuses on Call Center Quality Assurance (QA) impacts on Customer Service Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Call Center Benchmarks
Learn how you compare to industry peers, the call center industry average, and world-class performers for the top call center benchmarks and industry…
Agent Self-Coaching: How Agents Can Coach Themselves to Achieve World-Class QA and Csat Scores
Agent self-coaching creates ownership for improving agent performance. The more agents turn to themselves for the answers, the more self-confident…
Call Center Quality Assurance Tips – To Improve QA Scores & Csat
We thought it would be helpful to share call center quality assurance tips for improving your QA Scores and customer satisfaction.
Call Center Attrition Rate – Is It Now the Most Important KPI?
As a result of the higher agent turnover, job burnout, absenteeism, and operating cost, you can argue that call center turnover is the most important…
Call Center Quality Assurance (QA): Comprehensive Guide
If Customer Quality Assurnace (CQA) is properly implemented, a call center can expect up to a 10% improvement in FCR. Discover why customer quality…
Call Center Burnout Rate Problem: Defining, Measuring, and Tips for Recovering From It
In this week's blog, we cover 7 tips to measure and recover from call center agent burnout, one of the call center industry’s biggest problems.
Customer Quality Assurance – Call Calibration: Comprehensive Guide
This blog provides a comprehensive guide on the importance of call calibration, including tips on conducting sessions to help agents improve customer…
Call Center Agent Turnover Problem: The Great Resignation and Quiet Quitting and Top 3 Tips To Improve It
Based on our research with over 500 leading North American call centers, we have determined the top 3 tips for improving agent resignation and quiet…