Call center outsourcing services offer round the clock services to the clients and their customers. They address the grievances of customers, take their feedback and answer the calls involving technical assistance and resolution of queries. A BPO team is accountable for customer support, the deployed technology, and your business process they have undertaken.
Managing an outsourcing BPO Services is not easy. There is so much to handle in terms of people, technology and infrastructure. For instance a business process management has to ensure that they meet the requirement of respective project of the company they have signed SLA with. They have to keep proficient agents handy as they are always running short of them because of attrition. Their technology should run to the last and have extra back-up just in case if something goes wrong and the list counts on.
The fundamentals of successful business process outsourcing are many. We have managed to narrow down the list to few which according to us, are the most important ones.
The Process Managers are the ones who could organize the process to the tip with all the requirement in place. They are the ones who can align the resources and manage the manpower in accordance with the requirement. They should have experience and expertise in varied domains and streams of industry. They should be well qualified and trained professionals.
Call center agents should be trained and keep updated on the projects and products as their managers. After all, they are the ones who have to speak to customers. They should know about the particular product or services and competitors so that they would be able to answer any question or response coming along in the way. Staff is the true image of any company and a well trained staff can yield in good results and leads for the company resulting in good market reputation for the call center.
Infrastructure & Facilities
To have a well trained and dedicated team, as management you need to know what they want. A better and happy environment leads to more productivity in staff. Management should reward the workers with incentives and bonuses to show the appreciation towards their work. It should also be careful of their comfort and basic facilities such as clean work stations, cafeteria and transportation. Their should always be endeavors to motivate workers as well.
Cally Parkar is one of the lead researchers associated with Call Centers India, delving into the realm of BPO Services , Call Center Outsourcing and inbound call centers.