Buyer's Guide Directory
Call Center Skills Assessment
Award-winning customer service, sales, and coaching training. Endorsed by top contact centers.
Your contact center will achieve profound business results, ahead of schedule, with Ulysses Learnings’ artful blend of patented simulation-based e-learning, facilitated exercises, coaching, and support tools, that redefine the way customers are respected and cared for and transformcustomer service, sales and coaching cultures.
A 2017 Stevie® Awards winner, Ulysses has the only training proven to build emotional intelligence or “EQ” (in both agents and coaches) so that Judgment@WorkTM can be confidently, consistently, and expertly applied on every call.
Ulysses Learning was founded in 1995 as a joint venture with Northwestern University’s Learning Sciences department and continues to bring clients new, innovative enhancements to its industry-leading training.
Many are surprised to learn that Ulysses was the first in the world to create and recently receive a patent for its “Overlay Modeling” software system. The system transformed the way computer-based training is developed and has been cited by Microsoft, IBM, and Reuters as being foundational to the development of several of their own innovative software products.
While other e-Learning products are built using more predictive or contrived modeling, Ulysses’ software continually adds or “overlays” real-life responses representatives provide while going through the training simulations. The software, in this sense, is not static, but lives and is further enriched with each interaction. This is one reason why Ulysses’ clients report that training delivers more realistic and meaningful learning experiences that produce desired results in a shorter period of time such as:
· • Escalated calls reduced by a minimum of 27% (One Ulysses client just reported escalated calls decreased from 38 per supervisor to 4!)
• Increased customer satisfaction by 21%
• Decreased call backs by 25%
• Improved average handle time up to 10 seconds or more
• Improved first call resolution up to 22%
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Employment Technologies can equip you to hire the best Call Center Agents and identify your next Team Leaders—with the highest precision and accuracy. Our talent prediction systems use simulation technology to create an interactive, online test-drive for job applicants based on real-life customer situations and compelling storylines. They are immersed in the challenging role of a contact center agent, transforming employment testing from “words on a page” to immersive problem-solving scenarios.
Once a decision is made to integrate simulations into your hiring process, training and set-up is “challenge free” and takes just a few hours. HR personnel can share the simulations with candidates onsite or remotely. Results are easy to understand and available 24/7. On-going customer care from Employment Technologies’ experienced team is available to all clients.
Our award-winning products are offered under the industry’s widely recognized brand name, EASy Simulations®, that more than double the accuracy of predicting job success compared to traditional testing methods. People who score high on EASy Simulation® for Contact Center Agents are twice as likely to:
• Communicate with clarity and enthusiasm
• Discover customers’ true needs
• Resolve customer issues and complaints
• Expedite customer requests to avoid extended hold times
Contact Center Suite of Products: Employment Technologies offers a comprehensive suite of simulation and interview tools designed specifically for key contact center jobs, such as Team Leaders, Collection Agents, eReps, jobs requiring advanced multitasking, and more. We also offer clients an opportunity to brand their entire hiring process through our EASyView job preview and virtual interview platform.
To speak with a simulation consultant, call Employment Technologies at 877.382.3279. You can also learn more by visiting their website – www.EmploymentTechnologies.com.
Q-Solutions Group offers a variety of services and implementations to identify and improve Call Center skills. Our Skills Assessment will provide center management with a road map for training. Alternatively, if desired, Q-Solutions Group will conduct onsite training classes.
Our Assessment analyses the following areas:
- · Agent skill levels
- · Management skill levels
- · Customer skill demand
- · Skill deficit impact
If warranted, we will work with you and your staff to develop the identified opportunities by designing programs to close the gap between your current skill levels to those at a significantly enhanced operational level. This results in saving your organization both costs and, more importantly, customer and staff churn. In addition, Q-solutions Group can implement onsite training as well as train the trainer programs.
Caras Training is a consultative training organization which specializes in customer service, sales, retail and coach learning and development programs. We work with clients to improve the way their front line staff engages with customers and prospects in the store, in the boardroom, on the phone and by email. Our clients include publicly traded corporations, privately held companies and non-profit organizations.
We create highly customized learning modules and implementation programs that go far beyond what pre-packed or canned training content can achieve. Custom audio, video, case studies, and elearning reduce training time and increase adoption of new skills for companies and departments of all sizes.
Clients get powerful methodology for influencing customers and prospects and creating long-lasting relationships.
Consider a collaboration with us when your firm needs to make the most of every interaction with customers and prospects. That’s how our training solutions become your powerful results. By phone, email, live chat or in person, your sales, service and support teams can do more in less time when they know how.
President, Caras Training
Established in 2003, The Taylor Reach Group is an award winning, Call/Contact Center and Customer Experience consulting and advisory firm. The company is based in Toronto and has offices in New York, Atlanta, Sydney, Phoenix, Ottawa, London, Ireland and Beijing and Bangalore.
We are vendor agnostic and do not partner with technology or outsource agencies. All of consultants possess a minimum of 20 years of ‘hands-on’ call/contact center operational management experience. We do not sell the pyramid, the seasoned experts you deal with through the sales process are the same people who will complete your project. We offer our services with a risk-free guarantee and have a perfect 100+ NPS.
PowerHouse Consulting, Inc.
“We simplify complex business processes.”
Founded by Kathleen Peterson in 1987, PowerHouse Consulting is an internationally recognized management consulting firm specializing in all aspects of Contact Centers and Telecommunications. We offer Strategic Planning, Contact Center Assessments and Solutions, Telecommunications Assessments, IT Assessments, Workforce Optimization, Outsourcing Management, Custom Learning Programs, and Procurement Management. Chief Vision Officer Kathleen Peterson is a sought-after expert in the in the field of Customer Experience.
PowerHouse works with top leaders across Fortune 500 companies to develop plans that align operational practices with corporate vision. We combine business savvy and technical acumen to yield quick, practical, and cost-effective results. We have collaborated with hundreds of clients across the U.S. and Canada - working with organizations of differing sizes and with varying budgets. PowerHouse has performed assessments for Contact Centers ranging from five to 3000 seats and across industries. These include B2B, Catalog/eCommerce, Education, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing/Media, Non-profit, Technology, Telecommunications, and Utilities. Dozens of repeat clients continue to be our best endorsement.
As members of the Society of Communications Technology Consultants (SCTC), PowerHouse has no formal relationships with vendors of telecommunications, cabling related equipment, or software. We are the two-time recipient of the Members’ Choice Award - Best in Class, Best Consultancy Company in the Americas Region - from ContactCenterWorld.com. PowerHouse is certified as a WBE in MA and NY and as a DBE in MA and NH.
Kathleen is widely published and has shared her humor, philosophy, and experience in keynotes in the US, London, Paris, Turkey, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Kathleen’s insightful Rants and Raves are featured monthly in Call Center Times. Her new book, Backstage at the Customer Experience: Musings for Contact Center Leaders, is available on Amazon.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chris Hastings, PowerHouse President at 603-488-0203. Visit us at www.powerhouse1.com.
SHL is the leader in talent measurement solutions, driving better business results for clients through superior people intelligence and decisions - from hiring and recruiting, to employee development and succession planning. With a presence in over 50 countries, SHL delivers more than 35 million assessments annually in over 30 languages - allowing over 10,000 business customers to benefit from both global expertise and local insight. Along with its world-class consulting practices and 24-hour support center, SHL clients can access over 1,000 assessments through an easy-to-use technology platform. SHL was acquired in 2012 by CEB, the leading member-based advisory company. By combining the best practices of thousands of member companies with advanced research methodologies and human capital analytics, CEB equips senior leaders and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. Headquartered in London, UK, SHL has offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. For more information, visit www.shl.com.
Jason Finney | –SHL Account Executive