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Customer service: what you can learn from great historical figures

Published on: June 11, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

To help inspire customer service teams, we’ve looked back through history to pinpoint key insights that help deliver best practice today. In the first of our three-part-series we focused on the thoughts of the great minds of classical antiquity. In this follow-up, we focus on pearls of wisdom from key historical figures from the Renaissance to the late modern period...

Customer service: why you can learn from the classics

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

To inspire today’s customer service leaders we’ve collected key quotes from great thinkers and writers from across history, explaining how they can drive improvements across your organisation. This week’s post focuses on classical philosophers, playwrights, emperors, orators, poets and fabulists...

The impact of worsening UK customer satisfaction

Published on: February 05, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Customer satisfaction in the UK is getting worse, according to the latest Institute of Customer Service’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI). Why are brands slipping back and what do they need to put in place to meet rising customer expectations?

4 ways to differentiate with superior email customer service

Published on: January 15, 2020
Author: Steve Nattress

In a multichannel world neglecting email for customer service risks both satisfaction and revenues. How can brands therefore successfully cope with the rising volume of email queries? We outline 4 ways to empower agents to differentiate your service.

With customers becoming more demanding, can self-service really help?

Published on: November 27, 2019
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Customer service is continually increasing in both complexity and the volume of interactions. Gartner estimates that 61% of customer journeys require a mix of live agent and self-service to complete – here are 4 ways to maximize self-service while preserving choice...

Why the future of customer service is AI and humans together

Published on: July 31, 2019
Author: Pascal Gauvrit - CTO

Since AI moved center stage, commentators have been queuing up to voice their concerns about its negative impact on people and jobs. However, CX success means balancing humans and technology – as the latest Forrester research explains…

Analyzing CX sentiment in 2019

Published on: April 12, 2019
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

It’s been a busy few weeks in customer experience, with the Institute of Customer Service’s Annual Conference and the Call and Contact Centre Expo both happening in the UK. What do the events teach us about the state of UK CX?

How CX is central to Digital Transformation

Published on: December 12, 2018
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

All businesses are focusing on digital transformation as they endeavor to become more agile and fast-moving. With more and more people engaging with brands through digital channels, improving the customer experience (CX) is a key part of digital transformation - but how can you ensure your strategy delivers?

Supporting excellence through National Customer Service Week

Published on: September 25, 2018
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Delivering excellent customer service has never been more important to the bottom line. Ahead of National Customer Service Week we look at the key factors underpinning successful customer service today...

How artificial intelligence can transform your customer experience

Published on: May 16, 2018
Author: Anne-Claire Bellec - Marketing Director

When interacting with brands, consumers want the process to be easy, effective and based on an understanding of their emotions and the individual needs. Recent research from Forrester outlines 3 ways that AI can help meet these changing customer expectations.

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