Best Practice

How do you create super-agents in your organisation?

Published on: November 27, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

The rise of self-service means that the interactions personally handled by contact centre agents have become more complex and involved. This dramatically changes the skills and support agents need to be effective and meet changing customer needs. How can organisations find and nurture the ‘super agents’ required to deliver this more involved, empathetic level of customer service?

Delivering impactful results from your Voice of the Customer programme

Published on: November 13, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Understanding changing customer needs is vital if companies are to increase engagement, satisfaction and long-term revenues. Listening to the Voice of the Customer (VoC) is central to this – but where should organisations start when it comes to implementing and scaling their programmes?

How to build a collaborative contact centre with Microsoft Teams

Published on: October 23, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Collaboration and communication are at the heart of creating a successful, customer-centric business. That’s why an increasing number of organisations are adopting Microsoft Teams to bring their people together seamlessly, wherever they are located...

Remote Working 2.0: Optimising Contact Centres

Published on: October 16, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Lockdowns caused by the pandemic led to contact centres switching to remote working for their agents, often overnight. But as businesses look forward the solutions they quickly put in place to enable remote working may no longer meet their ongoing needs. How can they plan for remote working 2.0?

Guest Post: Emotive CX for Customer Interaction

Published on: September 23, 2020
Author: Guest author: Martin Hill-Wilson

Thanks to increased focus and investment in customer experience companies are now improving outcomes when it comes to dealing with customers and reducing the effort involved. However, emotion is still a neglected area. In our latest guest blog CX expert, Martin Hill-Wilson, explains the vital importance of emotion...

Why listening is key to bridging the CX gap

Published on: August 19, 2020
Author: Steve Nattress

There are two competing approaches to transforming customer experience – central control or delegating it to every team company-wide. Steve Nattress outlines how a hybrid approach can bring the benefits of both...

Why now is a great time to optimise your customer service – Part 3: Putting the right resources in place

Published on: August 05, 2020
Author: Anne-Merete Jensen - Senior Business Consultant

It’s essential that businesses are ready for changing customer needs, especially as we move closer to Peak. In the final part of this three-part series to help companies optimise their customer service operations, Anne-Merete Jensen explains 5 areas to focus on to ensure you have the right resources in place...

Does your customer experience pass the #MakeMomProud test? Part 2

Published on: July 29, 2020
Author: Guest author: Jeanne Bliss

In our latest guest posts, CX expert Jeanne Bliss has been sharing case studies from her new book Would You Do That To Your Mother? These highlight the need to understand the personal impact of your decisions on customers – essentially, would your mother be proud of what you are doing when it comes to customer experience?

Why now is a great time to optimise your customer service - Part 2: Analyse your business

Published on: July 22, 2020
Author: Anne-Merete Jensen - Senior Business Consultant

In this post we look at auditing your organisation and listening to your frontline staff who spend their days dealing first-hand with queries and issues from consumers. Consequently, they have an unrivalled amount of experience of where there might be gaps and how processes can be improved. Start by asking both agents and managers these nine key questions...

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