Answering Service Blog

Answering Service Blog

Read Ambs' blog for tips, tricks, and inside information from answering service veterans on how to create a culture of professional, customer-focused voices.

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Human Resources/HR Solutions

By: Aaron Boatin
January 18th, 2021

It's simply a fact of life. From time to time, employees are going to call in sick or have to miss work for another reason. And every time one of them does, it can wreak havoc on you as an HR manager.

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Human Resources/HR Solutions | How Answering Services Work

By: Jennifer McGlothlin
January 14th, 2021

When you’re a busy HR Manager at a mid-size to large company, staying on top of employee absences can be a burden.

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How Answering Services Work

By: Ryan Ambs
December 15th, 2020

Like most, you know about the great benefits of using a telephone answering service. What you might not know are the secrets to getting the best service possible at the lowest cost. Here are eight tips to reduce your answering service bill.

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Company News

By: Aaron Boatin
December 9th, 2020

Ambs Call Center was just awarded the 2020 ATSI Award of Excellence for answering service quality. This marks the 10th consecutive year that our team has earned this award and overall the 29th time we've won an Award of Excellence. We couldn't be prouder of our dedicated team who maintain such high quality standards. The reason we take part in these independent quality assurance programs isn’t for a trophy or a logo to put on our website. We do it because we want to have an outsider's view of how we're running our business. We do it because one of our core values is 'Service to the Customer above all else.' Having said all this, we are incredibly proud to have earned the 2020 ATSI Award of Excellence. Listen to our recent interview to hear about how our staff persevered in 2020.    

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Healthcare

By: Aaron Boatin
November 30th, 2020

Most health care providers send text messages and emails throughout their day. Unfortunately many are choosing unsecured methods of transmission. If your medical answering service is sending PHI via regular text messages, they should know better. It's bad news for protecting patient data and worse yet, a clear HIPAA violation.   

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Customer Service | How Answering Services Work | Virtual Receptionists 101

By: Jennifer M. Cronkhite
November 30th, 2020

Patching is essentially call center lingo for transferring a caller to your team. Patching is frequently used by switchboard operators, virtual receptionist and after-hours emergency dispatchers. In the telephone answering service industry, there are two common ways callers can be patched including, warm and cold.