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10 Great Quality Assurance Call Monitoring Tips

We’re proud to have participated in this year’s Quality Assurance and Training Connection (QATC) Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. There were hundreds of great quality assurance call monitoring and training tips shared by some of the top customer-facing organizations in the world. Here are 10 of my favorite: 1. Recognize and reward agents that come up with

Denise Amber Lee Foundation and VPI Partner to Launch ‘9-1-1 QA Every Day’ Initiative

The Denise Amber Lee Foundation, the driving force behind many improvements to public safety 9-1-1 center procedures and quality assurance (QA), and VPI, the global leader in emergency communications recording and QA systems, today announced that they have forged a trailblazing partnership. The two organizations will unite their expertise and passion for 9-1-1 QA to

Call Recording Compliance Questions Answered: PCI, HIPAA, Dodd-Frank and Telemarketing Sales Rule

Recently, Pelorus Associates and VPI hosted a webcast on the latest requirements for compliance with PCI DSS, HIPAA, Dodd-Frank, Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and other regulations, along with an introduction to solutions for compliance call audio and screen recording. We received a number of great questions from attendees of this event. The following article provides answers that

35 Inspiring Ways to Improve Your Call Center Quality Assurance Program

I was recently honored to be asked to join a panel of esteemed Call Center Quality Assurance experts at the QATC Annual Conference (Quality Assurance and Training Connection), ICMI Contact Center Expo and the CRMXchange Quality Assurance & Analytics Virtual Conference. Here are my 35 favorite, most effective tips shared by panelists which I thought

APCO/NENA Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA/QI) Standard Approved by ANSI

Great news for the quality of emergency communications! The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the standard that members of APCO and NENA have been collaboratively working on together for the “Establishment of a Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Program for Public Safety Answering Points.”   This very helpful APCO / NENA ANS 1.107.1-2015 standard defines the

New APCO NENA Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA/QI) ANSI Standard Highlights

On April 2, 2015, APCO and NENA released the new ANSI-approved Standard for the “Establishment of a Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Program for Public Safety Answering Points”.  This APCO NENA Quality Assurance standard aims to establish a long awaited quality assurance and improvement process to all of America’s 9-1-1 telecommunicators to ensure call taking and radio

20 Call Center QA and Performance Management Questions Asked and Answered

VPI recently hosted a Webcast on the ‘Top 10 Call Center Quality and Performance Management Best Practices.’ We have received a number of great questions during the event and afterwards. The following article provides answers based on a combination of our extensive experience, QATC research, and industry best practices. 1.  What percentage of customer calls

Hope is Not a QA Strategy: Don’t Leave Your Contact Center Quality to Chance

In his bestselling book, Hope is Not a Strategy, Rick Page – one of the foremost experts in sales management and selling and founder and CEO of The Complex Sale – outlines a simple yet strategic process for winning sales. He asserts that successful sales, which he calls ‘Consultative Sales’, focus upon pinpointing specific problems

Win/Win: Converting a Challenged Call Center QA Score into a Coaching Moment

The Call Center Quality Assurance (QA) department spends a lot of time listening to and scoring calls.  And when an agent disputes the scoring of a call, it can become a contentious situation.  But you can take a potentially negative situation and turn it into a positive.  Here’s how!  Take this scenario: Customer Service Representative (CSR)

Compare Call Center Quality Monitoring Scores Against other Metrics for Operational Insights

An interesting way to review your quality monitoring scores is to compare them against all types of other call center performance measures. One of the most important comparisons is between quality monitoring scores and overall customer satisfaction scores. You should see a high correlation. Higher monitoring scores should happen as customer satisfaction scores go up and

Contact Center QA Olympics – A Great Way to Boost Quality, Motivate Employees and Improve Hiring

The contact center business can be a tricky one when it comes to motivating and praising agents. It’s a sentiment that was widely recognized and shared at the 2010 Quality Assurance and Training Connection (QATC) Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. I had the pleasure of attending and sponsoring this exceptional 3-day, information-packed event where we

Accelerating Call Center Quality Assurance and Workforce Optimization with Desktop Screen Analytics

Call center quality assurance software is now a fundamental technology in virtually every competitive call center environment. As the economy begins to recover, 2010 is expected to be another tough year for enterprises, with contact center managers asked once again to reduce their operating expenses while improving the customer experience and satisfaction scores. They will