First Contact Resolution

The secrets to driving up First Contact Resolution rates

Published on: November 19, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Being able to resolve customer queries on the first call is one of the hallmarks of good customer service. Our latest blog explores why FCR is such an important metric, why it is particularly relevant today, and how organisations can improve their own FCR rates.

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?

How good is Santa at Customer Experience?

Published on: December 18, 2018
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

As we count down the days until Christmas, children all over the world are getting excited about the imminent appearance of Santa Claus, his reindeer, and his big sack of presents. But how good is his customer experience and what lessons can brands learn from him?

5 ways to get your email customer service ready for 2018

Published on: January 17, 2018
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Despite the rise of new channels such as social media, email is still the number one digital channel for customer service, making up an average of 20.5% of incoming interactions to customer service teams. So how can organizations respond quickly, accurately and efficiently?

Overcoming the knowledge challenges in customer experience

Published on: June 22, 2016
Author: Dharmesh Ghedia

In today’s fast moving economy, businesses rely on knowledge in all formats to drive their operations. In this digital world we know more and more about our customers and their needs, and successful organizations use this to deliver an improved, consistent and faster customer experience that builds customer satisfaction, loyalty and increases revenues.However, creating a ...

Meeting the needs of contact center agents

Published on: May 18, 2016
Author: Anne-Merete Jensen - Senior Business Consultant

Delivering a great customer experience is vital to every organization today – and much of the responsibility for delivering this comes down to contact center agents. They are at the frontline of every business, and their performance is crucial to your brand reputation, consumer satisfaction and overall customer retention. Rising contact volumes, across more and more channels...

How APAC brands can improve the customer experience

Published on: December 07, 2015
Author: Vincent Giraud - Business Development Manager

Increased competition and ever more demanding consumers mean that organizations across the Asia Pacific region need to focus on continually improving the customer experience that they offer. However, given the complexity of today’s multichannel world, knowing where to begin with customer experience can appear daunting. Jeff Rajeck, APAC research analyst at Econsultancy, recently published...

The evolution of contact center performance

Published on: September 28, 2015
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

In the past contact centers were often viewed as a cost center, meaning that the primary goal of companies was to run them as efficiently as possible while still responding to customers competently. As companies are becoming more customer-centric, this is approach is changing. Now businesses realize that they need to use the customer experience as a differentiating factor if they want...

Reducing the cost of telephone customer service

Published on: July 15, 2015
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Despite the rise of digital channels and the growth of multichannel customer service, the telephone remains vital for businesses and consumers. In fact, while customers are certainly increasing their use of online self-service resources, web chat and social, research from Forrester indicates that 73% still use the phone for customer service. However, one of the biggest issues...

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