answering services since 1985. Our newest center was built from the ground up in 1999 specifically for AnswerFirst and this operations center provides a safe and comfortable environment for our CSR agents. Located along historic Kennedy Boulevard, the center is close to downtown Tampa. Tampa was chosen as the corporate site because of its growing demographics & centralized location in Florida. With its beautiful white beaches and wonderful climate, Tampa is a great place to work and live.
Since the invention of the telephone, answering services have been helping businesses meet the needs of their clients. While many predicted answering services would go the way of the horse and buggy with the popularity of cellular phones, text messaging and newer technologies, answering services have become more prevalent than ever. There are several underlying reasons call centers have continued to flourish in this environment. First and most obvious is the fact people like doing business with other people. If you were looking for a product or service, would you rather speak with a live person or leave a message in a voice mail? The vast majority of the people prefer speaking with a live person, in fact, 33% of people will not even leave a message when reaching a voice mail. It only follows businesses looking for a competitive edge would see this behavior as a means to increase their bottom line.
Our work environment plays a primary role in the health and happiness of our operators. Happy agents equal more productive agents, not only for us, but more importantly, for our clients. Ergonomically correct seating, injury prevention training, and state of the art workstations all add up to reduce the possibility of repetitive strain.
Weighing heavily in the design process of our new center was the desire to provide maximum security for both our agents and client data. Our commitment to protect the integrity and secrecy of our clients' data along with our desire to ensure the safety of our employees was paramount in selecting appropriate security measures. Twenty four hour camera monitoring, electronic key pad access and extensive password protection are just a few of the security measures we employ. Server redundancy, data archiving, the logging of all voice conversations, surge protection and emergency power generation are utilized as well for client's data protection.
Our facility is also home to our state of the art computer and telephony hardware. Designed to blend our technological capabilities with our human resources, our center offers both an efficient and productive atmosphere. We're excited about our work environment and look to provide our quality telephone answering services to the public for the next 100 years and beyond.
2112 W. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606