An inside look at the National Coronavirus Helpline

One of the most important contact centre initiatives in Australia over the past 2 years has been the establishment of the National Coronavirus Helpline. Managing the Helpline is Denise Tan, Service Director at Healthdirect Australia, who gave Matchboard this exclusive interview. Tell us about the National Coronavirus Helpline – when did it launch? How many….

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Trends in inbound and outbound call centres in Australia and offshore

Back in the good ol’ days, when life was oh so simple, most call centres were either inbound or outbound. Inbound teams dealt with customer service, and outbound teams focused on sales. In the last 20 years, the rise of omnichannel and the demands of customers have blurred the lines, and changed both functions completely…..

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A guide to increasing contact centre agent productivity

While it may once have been seen as counter-intuitive, working from home is perceived as a way to unlock greater employee happiness and productivity. But it’s not the only way to uplift efficiencies. Managers can also leverage enhanced quality processes and training programs, outsource non-core work and deploy smart technologies. Some of the technologies covered….

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Interview with Celeste Carnovale at Hertz: Customer Service, Culture and Covid

Celeste Carnovale is Customer Care Centre Lead, Asia Pacific at Hertz. In this exclusive interview, she shares Covid learnings, cultural differences in customer service, and the big trend in contact centres.   In what ways did customer service at Hertz change during Covid? As you can imagine, when the breakout initially happened, many customers had….

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2021 Global Contact Centre KPI Benchmarking Report

This KPI benchmarking report* is based on the average performance of a sample size of 2,200+ organisations around the world, from a wide range of industries. The pandemic has changed contact centre metrics across the board, and those examined include: – average talk time – average speed of answer – abandonment rate – hold time…..

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Interview with Mattie Minas, GM, Customer Contact Centres at Spotless Group

In this exclusive interview with Spotless Group, Mattie Minas, General Manager, Customer Contact Centres, reveals COVID learnings at one of the largest providers of integrated facilities services in Australia. How did the Spotless contact centre change through Covid? The biggest change for our Contact Centre was a transition from a 100% office-based environment to a….

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