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Month: 10/2014

When it comes making sure that new employees are successful, factors outside of hiring the right person for the job come into play, specifically in the new-hire onboarding process. In fact, recent studies are showing the increasing importance of making sure that company new-hires are properly oriented and understand their role within the organization. Particularly within the contact center space, where agent turnover can often exceed 100% on a monthly basis, assuring that your newest agents are onboarded correctly can help turn the tide and create a different culture of success. Using a multi-channel approach to the new-hire process can be a way to not only successful integrate a new agent within your organization in a manner that is consistent and meaningful to the employee, but can also be done without the risk of losing valuable production time.

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October 13, 2014, Conway, S.C. – Leadership of Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development (MBREDC) today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for STARTEK Inc., a customer support center located in Myrtle Beach, S.C. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, as well as county representatives and the project’s partners were in attendance to formally welcome STARTEK to Horry County and address the significance of a company of this size and scope with more than 615 jobs and an annual economic impact of more than $45 million selecting the area for expansion.

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