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“Not Applicable” is Definitely Applicable

  • October 14, 2019

When auditing a quality assessment scale or QA scorecard in call centers, I commonly find that there’s no allowance given for an element to be “not applicable” (NA). For those experienced in quality assessment, this may seem like basic common sense, but my experience has proven that it is a frequently overlooked element when scoring or analyzing phone calls. If you’re…

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How Many Calls Should Your QA Analyze?

  • September 12, 2019

I spoke a few weeks ago at the LOMA conference on Customer Service. LOMA is a great organization that caters to the insurance and financial services industry and my workshop was about “Avoiding Common QA Pitfalls.” I’m always interested in what I learn from these conferences. You get a feeling for the hot issues in call centers. The question that seemed to raise the…

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5 Ideas for Putting the Conversation in Your Coaching

  • September 12, 2019

I was sitting in the corner of a small conference room as the supervisor started their call coaching session with a CSR. The supervisor cut right to the chase, playing the call in question. I sat and listened. It was a decent call. Sure, there were a few little things that needed to be addressed, but it wasn’t bad at…

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