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Two key themes that are driving UK customer experience post-pandemic

Published on: September 16, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

2020 has been a turbulent year for everyone – but what has been the impact on customer experience in general, and contact centres in particular? Based on primary research, Contact Babel’s 2020-21 Customer Experience Decision-Makers’ Guide delivers deep insight into the current state of the industry...

5 key trends that are impacting call recording in 2020

Published on: September 09, 2020
Author: Trevor Davies, Head of Products, Enghouse Interactive

Whether you are looking at upgrading or implementing a new call recording solution, transformations in the quality management space driven by new technologies or legislation mean that the call recording market is evolving quickly so there are plenty of exciting developments to consider...

Turning a crisis into an opportunity: greener and more sustainable contact centres

Published on: September 03, 2020
Author: Jeremy Payne, Group VP of Marketing & Alliances of Enghouse Interactive

Staff commuting to and from UK's call centres generate an annual 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions alone plus then there are environmental impacts of heating, cooling and powering bricks and mortar contact centre...

Why listening is key to bridging the CX gap

Published on: August 19, 2020
Author: Steve Nattress

There are two competing approaches to transforming customer experience – central control or delegating it to every team company-wide. Steve Nattress outlines how a hybrid approach can bring the benefits of both...

Why now is a great time to optimise your customer service – Part 3: Putting the right resources in place

Published on: August 05, 2020
Author: Anne-Merete Jensen - Senior Business Consultant

It’s essential that businesses are ready for changing customer needs, especially as we move closer to Peak. In the final part of this three-part series to help companies optimise their customer service operations, Anne-Merete Jensen explains 5 areas to focus on to ensure you have the right resources in place...

Does your customer experience pass the #MakeMomProud test? Part 2

Published on: July 29, 2020
Author: Guest author: Jeanne Bliss

In our latest guest posts, CX expert Jeanne Bliss has been sharing case studies from her new book Would You Do That To Your Mother? These highlight the need to understand the personal impact of your decisions on customers – essentially, would your mother be proud of what you are doing when it comes to customer experience?

Why now is a great time to optimise your customer service - Part 2: Analyse your business

Published on: July 22, 2020
Author: Anne-Merete Jensen - Senior Business Consultant

In this post we look at auditing your organisation and listening to your frontline staff who spend their days dealing first-hand with queries and issues from consumers. Consequently, they have an unrivalled amount of experience of where there might be gaps and how processes can be improved. Start by asking both agents and managers these nine key questions...

Why a consistent customer experience is so important (and how to deliver it)

Published on: July 08, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Building trust with consumers relies on companies delivering fast, accurate and above all consistent answers to customer service questions. This delivers reassurance to customers, which is always been important but is now vital given the fast-changing nature of the current crisis. Here are 4 areas to focus on to drive consistency…

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?

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