In our latest guest post, Jo Causon, CEO of The Institute of Customer Service, explains how customer service teams have gone above and beyond to deliver an excellent experience, and why now is the time to reset, ready to prepare for an equally unpredictable future
As contact centres increasingly switch to Microsoft Teams, they need to deliver key functionality, such as call recording via the platform. There are multiple approaches to call recording in Teams – how can you ensure you pick the right solution for your current and future needs?
The rise of messaging apps has made them a key communication channel for chatting to family, friends, and colleagues. Using the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger for customer service is also growing – but what are the advantages, and what are the challenges?
Over the last 25 years Amazon has become the go-to benchmark for building a successful business. And much of this success has been built on valuing customers and ensuring they are at the heart of virtually every business decision.
Many businesses are migrating to cloud-based unified communications solutions (such as Microsoft Teams) and want their related software, such as call accounting, to also be available in the cloud. Here are the key considerations when choosing a cloud-based call accounting solution and how to pick the perfect partner.
From fuel shortages to freak weather events, businesses are facing a range of disruptions caused by factors outside their control. Many of these are impossible to plan for or predict. Here are five ways to ensure your contact centre can cope with unplanned disruptions...
As we celebrate National Customer Service Week, it is the perfect time for senior management to focus on the area and re-evaluate their customer service strategy.
In the old days, the contact centre was seen primarily as a cost centre. Managing it successfully relied on improving productivity and keeping costs low, without impacting the service that was delivered. How are these ideas are being superseded?
Customers are now more demanding – and want to be able to contact organisations across more and more channels. They expect to be able to swap between these channels as their needs change, meaning the contact centre has to become omnichannel.
In our latest guest blog, industry expert Sandra Thompson explains what Emotional Intelligence (EI) is, and how it can help your teams better deal with the Christmas rush.