Trends & Markets

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?

The benefits of building emotional intelligence in your team

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

The pandemic and lockdowns have increased the focus on the human side of customer service, and particularly, the need for agents and organisations to develop emotional intelligence skills to meet their own and customers’ changing needs...

3 areas to focus on to meet changing customer needs

Published on: March 12, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Today’s consumers are increasingly demanding when it comes to customer service, particularly around digital, omnichannel and mobile. How can organisations meet their needs in these three key areas?

Building the hybrid contact centre with Microsoft Teams

Published on: March 05, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Moving forward the needs of customers – and customer service staff – are changing radically. How can contact centres transform successfully?

4 key trends from the 2021 ICS UK Customer Satisfaction Index

Published on: February 12, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

How are customer needs changing and how satisfied are consumers with the service they are receiving? The latest Institute of Customer Service UK Customer Satisfaction Index provides key insights for everyone in the industry...

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