Quality monitoring stuck in the dark ages

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A number of contact centres are still using “time-consuming” quality monitoring techniques.

Business Systems (UK) Ltd have launched a guide to Quality Monitoring which indicates that a number of contact centres still engage in live side-by-side monitoring of agents or use Excel spreadsheets to manually log evaluation results after listening to call recordings.

These contact centres have typically not invested in any formal quality monitoring technology and rely on time-consuming, labour-intensive processes to review contact centre call quality.

The guide goes on to pre-empt some of the concerns contact centres may have when it comes to implementing a quality monitoring system by highlighting some common pitfalls that can be avoided if an organisation knows what features to look for in some of the latest systems available.

Historically, contact centres have been reluctant to invest due to concerns about making sure enough calls can be evaluated to be representative, targeting the ‘right type of calls’ for evaluation and making sure that insights gained are actually being used to effectively coach and improve agent performance.

With quality-monitoring technology costs decreasing with the availability of hosted options, and more feature-rich functionality being developed to help better target calls for evaluation, it is easy to identify what may drive some of this expected growth.

Those contact centres currently functioning without a quality monitoring system due to lack of resource, budget or a belief that the technology will be under-utilised should take the opportunity to re-assess whether their needs can now be met following some of the latest technology developments.

Brent Bischoff

“To develop a high-performing contact centre workforce, it is imperative to have some kind of quality programme in place to review progress, refine practices and coach staff on an ongoing basis,” said Brent Bischoff, Quality Consultant at Business Systems. “Quality monitoring technology has evolved in recent years with inclusion of features like agent learning centres for agents to review and self-learn. This, coupled with basic audio analytics which can be integrated with QM packages to facilitate more targeted call monitoring and evaluation, will help drive some of this predicted growth in quality monitoring, whilst addressing concerns over evaluating enough of the right type of calls.”

Click here to download the Business Systems “Guide to Quality Monitoring”

Author: Megan Jones

Published On: 22nd Jan 2014 - Last modified: 12th Dec 2018
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1 Comment
  • I agree with your points about use of inappropriate technology but side by side listening is vital to ensure proper coaching and development of staff

    Stephen Jacobs 30 Jan at 18:39