Call Centers For Dummies

3.56 avg rating
( 45 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780470677438: Call Centers For Dummies
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Tips on making your call center a genuine profit center

In North America, call centers are a $13 billion business, employing 4 million people. For managers in charge of a call center operation, this practical, user-friendly guide outlines how to improve results measurably, following its principles of revenue generation, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. In addition, this new edition addresses many industry changes, such as the new technology that's transforming today's call center and the location-neutral call center. It also helps readers determine whether it's cost-efficient to outsource operations and looks at the changing role and requirements of agents.

  • The ultimate call center guide, now revised and updated
  • The authors have helped over 60 companies improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their call center operations
  • Offers comprehensive guidance for call centers of all sizes, from 20-person operations to multinational businesses

With the latest edition of Call Centers For Dummies, managers will have an improved arsenal of techniques to boost their center's bottom line.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Learn to:

  • Locate, design, and build a call center
  • Measure productivity and quality and set appropriate goals
  • Gain efficiency through scheduling and technology
  • Build and retain high-performance teams

Your friendly guide to profitable call center management

The call center industry is one of the world's most rapidly growing and fastest changing. For call center managers or anyone who just wants the inside scoop on this exciting field, this guide is a must-read. Loaded with best practices from the most successful call centers around the world, Call Centers For Dummies covers everything you need to know, whether you're just setting up shop or looking to improve your operations.

  • Start from the ground up — investigate where to locate and how to build a call center, understand the roles and responsibilities in a call center team, and consider the outsourcing option
  • Call center business basics — create a successful call center business model, determine achievable goals, and measure your center's progress through business drivers
  • Ensure proper resource management — discover how to always have the right staff levels — including home agents — through forecasting and scheduling
  • Gain efficiency through technology — see how advances in call center technology, such as interactive voice response and Voice over Internet Protocol, can help your call center agents be more productive
  • Build high-performance teams — recruit and retain the best people by providing great training and keeping your agents motivated
  • Keep improving — explore strategies to identify areas of improvement and learn how to manage change within your call center

Open the book and find:

  • How to develop a positive company culture and high employee engagement
  • Strategies to improve your customer satisfaction scores and first-call resolution
  • Tips for designing the ideal space for your center
  • How to select the right outsourcing partner
  • How to create people-friendly work schedules
  • How to set up a home agent program
  • Ways to decrease costs and increase efficiency

About the Author:

Réal Bergevin is executive vice president of Transcom Worldwide. Afshan Kinder, Winston Siegel, and Bruce Simpson are partners in SwitchGear Consulting, a company specializing in call centers and change management. SwitchGear's clients include companies such as Scotiabank, TELUS, and Ceridian.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 24.99
US$ 18.12

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Réal Bergevin
Published by FOR DUMMIES, Canada (2010)
ISBN 10: 0470677430 ISBN 13: 9780470677438
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description FOR DUMMIES, Canada, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd Edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Tips on making your call center a genuine profit center In North America, call centers are a $13 billion business, employing 4 million people. For managers in charge of a call center operation, this practical, user-friendly guide outlines how to improve results measurably, following its principles of revenue generation, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. In addition, this new edition addresses many industry changes, such as the new technology that s transforming today s call center and the location-neutral call center. It also helps readers determine whether it s cost-efficient to outsource operations and looks at the changing role and requirements of agents. The ultimate call center guide, now revised and updated The authors have helped over 60 companies improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their call center operations Offers comprehensive guidance for call centers of all sizes, from 20-person operations to multinational businesses With the latest edition of Call Centers For Dummies, managers will have an improved arsenal of techniques to boost their center s bottom line. Seller Inventory # AAH9780470677438

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 18.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Réal Bergevin
Published by FOR DUMMIES, Canada (2010)
ISBN 10: 0470677430 ISBN 13: 9780470677438
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description FOR DUMMIES, Canada, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd Edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Tips on making your call center a genuine profit center In North America, call centers are a $13 billion business, employing 4 million people. For managers in charge of a call center operation, this practical, user-friendly guide outlines how to improve results measurably, following its principles of revenue generation, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. In addition, this new edition addresses many industry changes, such as the new technology that s transforming today s call center and the location-neutral call center. It also helps readers determine whether it s cost-efficient to outsource operations and looks at the changing role and requirements of agents. The ultimate call center guide, now revised and updated The authors have helped over 60 companies improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their call center operations Offers comprehensive guidance for call centers of all sizes, from 20-person operations to multinational businesses With the latest edition of Call Centers For Dummies, managers will have an improved arsenal of techniques to boost their center s bottom line. Seller Inventory # AAH9780470677438

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 18.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Real Bergevin; Bruce Simpson; Winston Siegel; Afshan Basith-Kinder
Published by John Wiley and Sons
ISBN 10: 0470677430 ISBN 13: 9780470677438
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0470677430

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 14.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Bergevin, Real
ISBN 10: 0470677430 ISBN 13: 9780470677438
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780470677438

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 14.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Bergevin, Real
ISBN 10: 0470677430 ISBN 13: 9780470677438
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780470677438

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 15.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Bergevin, Real; Kinder, Afshan; Siegel, Winston; Simpson, Bruce
Published by For Dummies
ISBN 10: 0470677430 ISBN 13: 9780470677438
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description For Dummies. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0470677430 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI933442

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 16.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Bergevin, Real; Kinder, Afshan; Siegel, Winston; Simpson, Bruce
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd (2010)
ISBN 10: 0470677430 ISBN 13: 9780470677438
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2010. Condition: New. 2010. 2nd Edition. Paperback. With coverage of the various technological advancements and developments in the field of call centers, this guide helps put value on customer relations efforts undertaken in call centers and shows you how to implement different strategies for continual improvement and superior customer service. Num Pages: 408 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: KJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 189 x 22. Weight in Grams: 524. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780470677438

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 23.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Bergevin, Real; Kinder, Afshan; Siegel, Winston; Simpson, Bruce
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN 10: 0470677430 ISBN 13: 9780470677438
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Condition: New. 2010. 2nd Edition. Paperback. With coverage of the various technological advancements and developments in the field of call centers, this guide helps put value on customer relations efforts undertaken in call centers and shows you how to implement different strategies for continual improvement and superior customer service. Num Pages: 408 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: KJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 189 x 22. Weight in Grams: 524. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780470677438

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 23.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Bergevin, Real; Kinder, Afshan; Siegel, Winston; Simpson, Bruce
Published by For Dummies
ISBN 10: 0470677430 ISBN 13: 9780470677438
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description For Dummies. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0470677430. Seller Inventory # Z0470677430ZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 23.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Bergevin, Real; Kinder, Afshan; Siegel, Winston; Simpson, Bruce
Published by For Dummies
ISBN 10: 0470677430 ISBN 13: 9780470677438
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description For Dummies. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0470677430. Seller Inventory # Z0470677430ZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 23.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book