As the saying goes, teamwork makes the dreamwork. Building an effective and successful team takes time, and it’s even harder in the case of distributed, remote teams. How can you run effectively a team of persons without, well, meeting in person? With the rise of remote work worldwide, many teams have found themselves juggling projects, deadlines, and goals while spread all over the country, or even all over the world. When the team works like a well-oiled clock, they can achieve big things.
How a support agent is introduced to a new role and how they’re coached until they can get up to speed plays a huge role in their performance throughout their career. In fact, organizations with a strong training and onboarding process improve new hire retention by 82% and productivity by over 70%1. So, it’s vital that you train and onboard your agents well, especially in a remote work environment.
According to the Zendesk Benchmark, it takes an average of 24.2 hours to provide the first response to an internal support ticket. And internal support teams receive around 492 tickets per month. This means that help desk agents in internal support teams have to spend approximately a whopping 11906.4 hours to solve tickets per month which leads to attrition. Moreover, the cost of manually handling a help desk ticket is $22.
The right B2B customer support software means never having to say goodbye. In our first blog post in this four-part series we introduced the top pain points reported by B2B customer support professionals and how the right B2B customer support software will help you solve for all of them, starting with using a B2B help desk ticketing system instead of your inbox to resolve issues in a more timely, efficient manner.
People barely consider email tracking to be a new thing these days. Salespeople and marketers have been using it for the last 15 to 20 years to engage with leads in a better manner and develop an email marketing strategy that actually delivers! Some of you might be wondering – what exactly is email tracking? And is there a hidden opportunity to use email tracking to provide better customer service? Keep reading to find out.