Trends & Markets

5 ways to make your customer service more agile and flexible

Published on: October 08, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

From fuel shortages to freak weather events, businesses are facing a range of disruptions caused by factors outside their control. Many of these are impossible to plan for or predict. Here are five ways to ensure your contact centre can cope with unplanned disruptions...

Why contact centres need to embrace omnichannel

Published on: September 17, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Customers are now more demanding – and want to be able to contact organisations across more and more channels. They expect to be able to swap between these channels as their needs change, meaning the contact centre has to become omnichannel.

How emotional intelligence can help you cope with Christmas

Published on: September 10, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

In our latest guest blog, industry expert Sandra Thompson explains what Emotional Intelligence (EI) is, and how it can help your teams better deal with the Christmas rush.

Which channels do consumers prefer for customer service and why?

Published on: July 30, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

With consumers using an increasing number of channels for customer service, ensuring your company has the right mix backed by the correct level of resources is becoming even harder.

Understanding the benefits of moving your contact centre to the cloud

Published on: July 16, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Embracing the cloud delivers major benefits for contact centres in terms of efficiency and flexibility. However, many businesses still have questions about the impact that moving their operations to the cloud would have...

The 3 business benefits of focusing on your agents

Published on: June 25, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Looking after your agents has always been important to successful customer service. However, the pressures of the pandemic and remote working have brought it centre stage.

Successfully managing the shift to hybrid working

Published on: June 04, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

The switch to hybrid/blended working provides contact centres with opportunities to become more flexible and efficient while accessing a greater pool of talent. But competition to retain agents is likely to be fierce...

How Housing Associations can transform customer service in 2021

Published on: May 28, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Customer satisfaction is a key metric for Housing Associations – and the focus on customer service is increasing post-pandemic. How can they deliver innovative service that efficiently meets the needs of their tenants?

Increasing agent retention in the hybrid workplace

Published on: May 21, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Research has found that over 90% of contact centre agents will change jobs in 2021. Stress and burnout are amongst the key reasons for this churn. How can contact centres ensure they are retaining their best people?

Successfully embracing AI for customer service

Published on: May 14, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

How can artificial intelligence help deliver a better customer experience and how far down the path to AI has the industry travelled? What will be the impact on agents and customers?

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