Employee/Customer Onboarding, Training and Enablement

Greg DeVore

Greg DeVore
CEO of ScreenSteps

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How to Build an Effective Customer Support Manual for Your Team

Greg DeVore - Nov 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Customer satisfaction is a major goal for every business, and customer support is the foundation of that goal. But without adequate support, customer service can turn into a frustrating experience where your team is constantly putting out fires or wasting their time answering the same low-level questions. So what does it mean to have effective customer service? And where does a customer support manual come into the picture?

At its simplest, a customer support manual is a set of resources provided to your customers to help them self-service basic support questions. It's built for an audience of customers, and its purpose is to decrease support requests by enabling customers to solve low-level support issues themselves.

Topics: Customer Support- Documentation

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Make Complex Procedures Easier to Understand With 3 Tools in ScreenSteps

Greg DeVore - Apr 3, 2019 5:16:42 PM

The problem with documenting complex procedures and workflows

Writing a simple "how-to" guide is easy. But, in reality, most businesses aren't dealing with "simple" procedures. Many procedures are complex, involving multiple steps, decisions that have to be made, sub-processes that need to be followed, and exceptions to the "normal" flow that need to be accounted for.

Topics: ScreenSteps Employee Training Platform- Call-Center- Ed Tech

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Your Call Center Agents Don't Want to Feel Stupid [Video]

Greg DeVore - Mar 28, 2019 2:58:50 PM

Call Center Managers often struggle with agent churn. Churn rates in the call center industry are extremely high, especially early on in the agent's time with the company. What many managers don't realize is that many of their agents "feel stupid". They are thrown into situations where they don't know the answers and are constantly having to either put the customer on hold while they talk to their co-worker, or pass the customer onto their manager. 

Topics: Call-Center

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How to fill your knowledge base in less time

Greg DeVore - Feb 7, 2019 5:01:19 PM

THE biggest challenge that we see companies encounter is getting started creating content.

We see two camps:

  • The "Document Everything We Can Think of" crowd
  • The "Create the Perfect Plan Before We Start" crowd

They both run into trouble. The first group starts out really strong, but quickly gets burned out. The worst part is they spend a lot of time writing articles that no one ever uses.

Topics: Call-Center- Ed Tech

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7 Reasons Change Management Consultants Should Use ScreenSteps Instead of PowerPoint For Handoff Training

Greg DeVore - Oct 29, 2018 10:53:13 AM

In most consulting engagements that involve any form of change management the consulting team is required to deliver some sort of training material to the customer. This often takes the form of a "train the trainer" approach.

Topics: ScreenSteps Employee Training Platform

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Resisting the Temptation to “Teach it all”

Greg DeVore - Jul 11, 2018 10:57:22 AM

If you have ever been on a backpacking trip, then you know that a backpacker has to deal with competing goals when packing.

Topics: ScreenSteps Software- Training- Teaching

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Improve Your Training: Create an Outcome Statement to Improve Employee Performance

Greg DeVore - Jun 26, 2018 5:53:20 PM

 

What will this article help you do?

This article is going to help you achieve better training results in less time by teaching you how to create clear training "Outcome Statements".


What if I told you that you were lost? But then I didn’t tell you where you needed to go? How would you develop a plan? How would you know if you were making progress? How would you know when you weren’t lost any more?

Create an Outcome Statement

In employee training, you clarify the destination by creating a clear definition of the outcome you want to achieve. We call this an “Outcome Statement.” Getting this definition right can make all of the difference.

An ambiguous Outcome Statement will make it difficult to create training materials, measure progress, and determine success.

A clear Outcome Statement will help you know:

  • Exactly what training materials to create
  • Exactly what to measure
  • Exactly when you have achieved success (or failure)

Attributes of a good Outcome Statement

Topics: ScreenSteps Employee Training Platform- Call-Center

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Four Rules to Improve Your Training

Greg DeVore - Nov 1, 2017 9:40:51 AM

Are you getting ready to rollout a new CRM system, or to onboard some new employees? Here are four rules that will help you use ScreenSteps to improve the success of your training.

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3 Ways to Use ScreenSteps: Save Time, Eliminate Mistakes and Apply Knowledge

Greg DeVore - Oct 24, 2017 2:08:00 PM

ScreenSteps isn’t just a traditional knowledge base - it’s a tool for giving your employees all the information they need to do their job in the context of where they are working. Here are three examples of how we have been using ScreenSteps:

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Are You Helping Your Employees Succeed When They Forget?

Greg DeVore - Oct 19, 2017 8:17:00 AM

Why do we assume that we need to learn everything? Our brains can only hold and apply so much information.


Do we really want to limit our performance and the performance of our employees to what information we can remember and actually apply? Not if we want our team to reach its full potential.

But what if L&D changed its strategy from trying to teach more information to trying to help employees be successful when they forget?

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