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How to Write a Contact Center RFP

So, you’ve completed the process of determining you need a new contact center, and have the buy-in from upper management to proceed with the project. Now it is time to select a vendor to help you get there, but selecting the right one is an important decision not to be taken lightly since they are […]

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Have You Considered Call Center Consulting?

Because of our background in owning and managing centers, we often get a consulting contract to help a client improve or revamp their contact center process.  We’ve engaged in consulting projects all over the world.   Recently we submitted a proposal for a city college system in a major metro area to help them consolidate seven […]

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Coaches are Just Teachers Trying to Help Us Win

When asked “Who was the most influential person in your life growing up?” the most common answers (after “my mom” or “my dad”) are usually a teacher or a coach. At GCS, we refer to the most influential people in our CMRs’ business lives as Supervisors but, aren’t they really teachers or coaches? They work […]

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Marketing to bank customers has gone from sky high to ground zero…

Our clients need a hug. That’s the feeling I got at the conference in Phoenix this week. The ABIA is the industry association for insurance carriers that market through banks. Over the last two years, marketing to bank customers has gone from sky high to ground zero with almost all marketing being suspended. So, with […]

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Global eConnect

You cannot do it all. In almost every client presentation we are asked to provide a service that is NOT our core competency. GCS provides outsourced teleservices for customer sales, service and support (CSSS). Oftentimes there are fringe services that bolt on to CSSS and it makes sense to subcontract those activities through us. In […]

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Keeping Customer Service Available During Natural Disasters

Minimize damage to your call center operations in the face of disaster With Hurricane Sandy on everyone’s mind we would like to take a moment to provide some helpful information on disaster preparation from a contact center standpoint. Safety is everyone’s first concern, both for employees and customers, and an abundance of resources exist to […]

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Tips for Collaborating in the Workplace

In his famous one-hit-wonder “Ice, Ice, Baby,” Vanilla Ice tells us to “Stop, collaborate and listen.” It’s catchy and there’s also some truth to what he’s saying. Collaboration is an important workplace practice. Whether you’re giving a supervisor your input on a new program or you’re building out a proposal for a potential new client, […]

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Is B2B for Me?

We know customers. The majority of the interactions we make are B2C (business-to-consumer). Although we’re comfortable and confident with that type of business, GCS has the skill set and knowledge to handle multiple verticals. B2B (business-to-business) contact center environments differ from the traditional B2C side of customer interactions. Both focus on relationship management, but B2B […]

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How Are Customer Communication Habits Changing? Or Not Changing?

The communication preferences of consumers continue to shift in America. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Americans are digitally connected now more than ever. “As of September 2012, 85% of American adults have a cell phone, and 45% have a smartphone. As of early 2012, 58% have a desktop computer, 61% have […]

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10 Reasons to Outsource with GCS

There are many reasons why someone should look to GCS as their source for outsource. Here are 10 solid reasons: We keep the customer #1. We are committed to serving as a professional extension of our client’s company to their valued customers. We perform outstanding customer service with zero defects. GCS has less than a […]

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