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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.
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Follow the CX Leader
In this article I will introduce you to one of those great leaders, Ken Baur, to discuss customer experience and what advice he has for other…

Customer Service 7 min read
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The Best Kept Secret - SQM's CSR of the Year
We announce the top 25 finalists for this award as everyone realizes the impact this award can have on that one extraordinary individual.

Customer Service 8 min read
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Employee Engagement Impact on CX and Profitability
We have all heard the old adage, “happy employees make happy customers.” SQM’s research definitely confirms that this saying is true.

Customer Service 4 min read
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An Interview with SQM’s Women Leaders
Special Interview with 3 of SQM’s Leaders for National Business Women’s Week. Learn about these women and how they have become leaders in the CX…

Customer Service 9 min read
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SQM CX Conference Makes Headline on Global News TV!
On May 24, 2018, SQM Group Inc. recognized award-winning contact centers and front-line employee performances for over 50+ different award categories…

Customer Service 3 min read
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Contact Center CSR Recognition Best Practices
A recognition program will greatly help in motivating CSRs to excel at providing call resolution and to retain the top call resolution performing…

Customer Service 4 min read
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Top 10 Repeat Call Reasons for Complaint Callers
Shhh! SQM’s research shows that 14% of customers who call a contact center define their call as a complaint. In fact, most contact centers believe…

Customer Service 3 min read
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Outside-In or Inside-Out CX Operating Practices
We share our experience about the differences between Outside-In and Inside-Out CX operating practices.

Customer Service 8 min read
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What Customers Really Want For Their Call Center Customer Experience
Today’s connected customers expect to resolve their inquiry or problem on the first contact regardless of what contact channel they choose to use.…

Customer Service 8 min read
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Customer Experience Strategy – Pulse Check
Most organizations are interested in developing a customer experience strategy because they are grappling with how to improve enterprise wide Customer…

Customer Service 3 min read
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Celebrating Customer Service Representative Heroes
Recognizing customer service representatives for resolving tough customer calls is one of the best practices for improving first call resolution and…

Customer Service 4 min read
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World Class Certification for CSRs and Supervisors
Recognition practices are one of the lowest rated attributes by front line CSRs. Only 35% of CSRs are very satisfied with their center’s recognition…

Customer Service 8 min read