What does customer service mean?
Defining good customer service can be tricky, but forward-thinking companies realize that it’s customers who get to make that determination, not them
From content manager to cross-functional collaborator
As bonafide subject matter experts collaborating cross-functionally across the company, agents play an important part in knowledge management. Set them up for success by putting the right processes in place.
How to keep that personal touch as your company grows
As businesses grow, they often grapple with a perplexing problem: how can a customer service team maintain that personal touch as it scales?
The 3 keys to silo-free, scalable self-service
Having a knowledge base is one thing; but how do you manage content as it gets used across your business, in new and different contexts? Scale it smartly with these tips in mind.
4 tips for springboarding from Tier 1 support
See how Leah Guest used her training ground in Tier 1 support as a jumping-off point for her current position as a Voice of the Customer Platform Coordinator at Zendesk
Employees are customers, too: why building a better internal help desk matters
Focusing on customers' needs is crucial, but creating a rich employee experience can be just as important to a company’s long-term success
How to structure product support
Preparing agents and triaging tickets are especially important when it comes to structuring product support
Chat support models: shared vs dedicated
Here are two methodologies for channel assignment that can help improve the overall customer experience
Let the robots have those jobs—the evolving AI-agent relationship
AI-supported automations can have a huge impact on your agents. Here are some things to keep in mind as you implement new workflows and leverage technology for increased productivity and agent satisfaction.
Questions to ask when staffing chat
Here are some other considerations to keep in mind when deciding on the number of agents to hire for chat support
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
How self-service helps Reverb hit the right notes with customers
Emphasizing strong knowledge management practices, the team at Reverb gets ahead of customers’ needs with a truly omnichannel approach to customer service.
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
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
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.
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.
De-stress the change management process
Without a change management process to ensure success, all kinds of disruptions can occur, slowing down productivity and eating away at resources
Be ready for anything: support forecasting and scheduling
Good support teams can meet the everyday challenges. Great ones use support forecasting to predict future scenarios and build for them.