Every ticket is a puzzle: One advocate’s drive to solve them
Carl McDowell is a Tier 2 Technical Support Engineer at Zendesk in Melbourne. In this interview, he talks about life as a Talk Product Champion.
Using a smart knowledge base to unlock agent potential
Arm your agents with a smart knowledge base to help them become more efficient, more effective, and enjoy higher levels of satisfaction
6 steps towards developing a customer support career path
As with any profession, a customer support career path can movie in many different directions
Will your support team work from a central location or virtually?
If you find yourself in the position of needing to expand your support team, one important factor will be whether you want your agents to work from a central location or a dispersed workforce
6 keys to ticket escalation
Ticket escalation helps you identify tickets that require special attention and route them to the appropriate agents
Three things to keep in mind when recruiting customer service agents
Here are some key activities for everyone involved in the process to make sure you’re effectively recruiting customer service agents
Omnichannel vs. the other way
Let's look at how an organization that doesn’t use an omnichannel support solution compares with one that does
What to consider before you offer global support training
Global support training, when done correctly, can ensure you continue to provide great support as you expand to new regions
Zoom + Zendesk: the benefits of video for remote support
We spoke with Zoom’s head of support and our own experts about the benefits of using Zoom’s video app in Zendesk, and we’ve included a few additional benefits for agents that use video for remote support in customer service
Stairway to success: How to grow in your support role
Agent turnover can be a real problem for support teams worldwide. Manila-based Tier 2 agent Esperanza "Zsa" Trias shares her tips on charting a career path in customer service.
Agents need cross-channel communication
Here's why omnichannel support for agents and customers is a necessity
Agent education: 3 top priorities
Three Zendesk experts share insights into what companies should emphasize when considering agent growth and continuing education
Take a customer-facing approach to your internal knowledge base
Self-service portals save agents and customers valuable time; more and more companies find that an internal knowledge base helps accomplish the same thing for employees. Here’s how to optimize a knowledge base for internal use.
Support agents can improve the ecommerce experience
Given the importance of streamlined solutions, it’s as important as ever for ecommerce companies to also streamline how agents solve customer problems
Collaborate across your ecosystem with Side Conversations
Getting the right information to or from the right people in a large organization is easier said than done. True collaboration can then sometimes seem like a pipe dream. Enter Side Conversations, part of the Collaboration add-on for Zendesk Support designed to save time and streamline internal operations.
Keep your knowledge base healthy with the newest innovations
The healthiest knowledge bases are iterated and improved upon over time. Learn how the newest help center innovations can streamline and automate that process for your support team.
International relations 101: The keys to multilingual support success
Zendesk customer advocate Teresa Rosado-Sanna takes a global, nimble approach to support, guided by one key philosophy for work and life: Where there's a will, there's a way.
Introducing Guide Enterprise
Guide Enterprise makes it easy for large teams to collaborate on help center content processes and manage knowledge internally, externally, and across multiple brands
The dynamic, long-term impact of self-service
Self-service is often considered an end goal for a support organization. In reality, it's much more dynamic, driving long-term efficiencies and customer-first philosophies across the entire business.
Using more than technical skills to solve technical issues
We've turned the spotlight on David Lowe, a premier support engineer. Here he shares the value of using soft skills when solving complex technical issues at the tier 3 level.
The four C’s of cherry-picking
With cherry-picking, rather than choosing the next available request your agent chooses one they’d rather work on
Knowledge management cultivates high-performing teams
The secret weapon of great customer service teams is two-fold: excellent internal knowledge management and thoughtful training on how to make the most of that resource
Time to build a support operations team
It might be difficult to determine how and when to add a support operations team. Learn how we did it.
Happier agents go with the flow
Being in the zone feels great, because it is great. These tips will help make flow state a steady part of your experience as an agent.