Customer satisfaction

Customer service: what you can learn from great business leaders

Published on: July 02, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

In previous posts we’ve identified insights that modern customer service teams can learn from the great thinkers of classical antiquity and from key historical figures. In the next instalment of our series we delve into significant quotes from modern business leaders – what can they teach you and your team?

The impact of knowledge on current customer satisfaction

Published on: May 20, 2020
Author: Steve Nattress

Being able to deliver fast, accurate and consistent information to consumers and their queries has always been a central part of successful customer service. In the current crisis its importance has deepened even more – we asked consumers about their experience of knowledge in the COVID-19 era and the lessons for businesses…

What will customer self-service look like in 2025?

Published on: April 01, 2020
Author: Steve Nattress

Self-service is already a key part of delivering the customer experience that today’s consumers expect. How will it develop over the next 5 years due to AI and other innovations?

Customer Service in 2020: Reflect, Refocus, Reignite

Published on: March 11, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

The recent Institute of Customer Service Conference provided the perfect opportunity to bring the industry together to share best practice, highlight strengths and look to the future. The event’s theme “Reflect, Refocus, Reignite” perfectly summed up what companies and organisations really need to do during these challenging times, as our report explains....

Why you need to give consumers channel choice to drive engagement

Published on: February 28, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

The number of channels available to consumers has skyrocketed with the telephone, email and the web joined by the likes of chat and social media. But which channels do consumers want to use – and what are their expectations in terms of speed? Our latest research gives more insight into channel choice…

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?

3 customer churn symptoms and cures

Published on: January 24, 2020
Author: Tom Walmsley - Business Development Manager

Despite the focus on big picture CX, the reasons why customers leave a brand are often subtle and can even be the result of an overzealous desire to attract, engage and delight. Here are some of my top customer churn symptoms and cures...

4 Christmas customer service lessons from Santa

Published on: December 18, 2019
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Christmas is nearly upon us and children all around the world are eagerly awaiting the sound of sleigh bells and the arrival of Father Christmas with his sacks of presents. What can hard-working customer service teams learn from Santa Claus this festive season?

Taking stock of customer service in 2019

Published on: December 11, 2019
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

As the end of the year approaches, now is the perfect time to evaluate how the customer service sector has performed in 2019. And what better way of doing this than exploring the 2019-20 Contact Babel UK Contact Centre Decision-Makers’ Guide, sponsored by Enghouse Interactive. Here are 5 key trends that the guide highlights…

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