Call centers across America are training so-called “super agents.” These are call center representatives who are able to deal with any and all customer problems that come through the line. In an effort to reduce industry-high rates of turnover, call center recruiters are investing in hiring candidates who can go the distance.
The role of a call center representative is one of the few positions where assessment metrics during the interview process can reliably predict on-the-job success. Super agents need to have high achievement in things like communication skills, multi-tasking abilities, analytical skills, and more. As more companies begin to hire these super reps, the hiring process can begin to quantify the skills necessary to rise to the challenge.