The ninth annual National Customer Service Awards took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England. The atmosphere was electric! Given the current economic climate and all the doom and gloom surrounding the credit crunch, the Customer Service Awards 2008 were a great opportunity to boost morale and recognise the positive achievements within the [...]
Customer service – especially when it is delivered both professionally and consistently – will beat price both as a customer retention and as a customer attraction tool just about every time. But customer service is not always what its name would imply..
Tell me about your employees who are 25 years of age and younger” is a favorite question of mine during one of my workshops, “Communicating and Managing the X and Y Generation Employee..
When I was at Lands’ End, Fortune Magazine did an article on us called, “Getting Customers to Love You.” The big revelation about why we were loved was that we could be counted on..
If your company is really about customer service, you do not want to stop providing service to customers just because they decide not to do business with you..
Jerry King customer service cartoons to lighten your day!
J.D. Power and Associates has recognized AmerenUE for customer satisfaction excellence as part of its Certified Call Center Program..
Customer service expert Shep Hyken comments on a recent J.D. Power and Associates customer service survey..
American Express has come top of the list of credit card companies that gave the greatest satisfaction to customers..
Following a year of falling ratings, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) has made its first gain in a year..
According to a University of Michigan report, customer satisfaction with U.S. airlines has dropped to its lowest level since 2001..
A new national study conducted by the Gantry Group LLC, Linking Customer Satisfaction & Compensation, reveals that 92% of providers of technology solutions and technology-based services have active or planned initiatives in place to align customer satisfaction metrics to employee compensation. The primary objectives for companies implementing customer-centric compensation programs are to align employee behavior [...]
Research from the Professional Planning Forum shows that only 11% of centres use advance routing options with a tactical or strategic approach. While 76% of Call Centre Resource Planners believe they have a fair or good understanding of routing options, only 37% of respondents (approximately 1 in 3) felt that they were even close to fully using [...]
Certegy have announced it will close its Middleton call center. The closure comes after a recent merged with Fidelity National Financial, Inc. 350 Certegy employees located in Middleton, will either lose their job or be offered work elsewhere. Certegy, now FNIS provides credit card, debit card and merchant card processing for more than 4,000 credit [...]
Sometimes giving good customer service doesn’t have to cost a fortune..