As a consultant i am trying to focus on CRM more specifique the Call Center aspect of it; Can someone assist me and provide some good URL’s / Articles / Books,…on performance measurement for Call Centers.
If there is a distinction between call centers and service centers (concerning the contents), I would like to receive some info on this topic as well.
there is a quality system called COPC (Customer Operations Performance Center) that is based on performance measurement and improvement. It emphasizes quality, service and efficiency and it has been designed especially for the Customer Service industry. In the standard’s item 4.3 Performance Measurement you can find a list of metrics for all types of transactions/customer related processes and different types of services (inbound, fulfillment, technical support/help desk, outbound, e-commerce).
Have a look at http://www.copc.com/Library/public/ex.htm.
You both seem like people who are in the industry. I am in the process of recruiting senior management, i.e. center manager, training, network and support / qa manager for an offshore center in asia.
Can you help me identify people, or where i should start advertising/looking for them
See if you can find some callcenter close to the SC you are staffing. Contact them and see if you can find out where they found their resources and through which channels. And know that in Belgium (and Europe in general) there are some offices specialised in finding and training Call and/or Service center employees from all levels.
Those should exist in Asia as well!