Category: Complaint Handling & Contact Centres

Using Technology to Provide Agility to Contact Agents

Contact agents’ work is often thought of as synonymous with the physical contact centre. So, when the British government announced a lockdown at the end of March and most businesses had to empty their offices, customer service was instantly disrupted. The...

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A New Age of Customer Service? What does Teams mean for the Contact Centre?

The adoption of collaboration tools within many enterprises has created a revolution that’s driving a new age of customer service. This revolution is shifting to an evolution as businesses over the years have looked to extract added value from services such...

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High-Quality Customer Service in ‘The New Normal’ – Driven Entirely By the Cloud

The ongoing migration to cloud contact centres is continuing apace. Even before the pandemic, analyst, Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) landscape was projecting that by 2022, CCaaS will be the preferred model of adoption...

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Yearning for Human Engagement: Customer Service in The Next Normal

Human interaction is critical to our wellbeing, which is why many of us struggled with the COVID-19 lockdown. As Nicholas Christakis at Yale put it “The world called on us to suppress our profoundly human and evolutionarily hard-wired impulses for...

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UK Complaint Handling Awards: 2021 Entries now Open!

Entries are now open for the 2021 UK Complaint Handling Awards, Britain’s biggest celebration of CX-inspired initiatives to resolve consumer problems. 2021 will be the fifth year of the UK Complaint Handling Awards, this time held fully online, from start to...

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The Future Is In The Cloud: An Interview with Jeremy Payne

Group VP of Marketing & Alliances at Enghouse Interactive Jeremy Payne took the time to discuss with Customer Experience Magazine why organisations should consider moving their contact centre to the cloud and what the common misconceptions are that people often have...

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Staying Connected in Times of Crisis: How Contact Centre Services are Keeping Human Interaction Alive

During these challenging times, every industry has had to evolve and react to rapid changes in customer behaviour. Contact centres have been at the forefront of this shift and have been faced with unprecedented call volumes. While the UK looks to...

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High Visibility: The Importance of In-depth Visibility into Customer Complaints for Improved CX

As businesses of all shapes, sizes and scopes find themselves trying to mitigate increasingly transient customer demographics, we’re all having to work harder on our customer retention strategies. More than ever, the emphasis for most businesses has shifted to building...

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Customer Care Centre: The Success Hub of Your Organisation

Customer experience is known as the pillar of a company’s success. To ensure that the experience is at the top level each time, customer care centres are prepared for the usual surges in demand. Customer Care Managers are the ones who...

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Genesys Survey Reveals: More than Half of UK Contact Centres Were Not Fully Prepared for Remote Work Under the Lockdown

The findings of the survey show that 71 percent of UK contact centres were not fully ready for remote working under the lockdown restrictions. The recent nationwide survey conducted by the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions...

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Video Customer Support: A New Standard On The Horizon?

Video conferencing has been established as a new communication norm since the majority of the UK population began working from home. Whether it’s conducting work meetings or catching up with friends and family in the evenings and at weekends, major...

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Free Webinar: Turn Your Contact Centre Recession-Proof With Freshworks

The current situation has made it clear that businesses need to adapt and prepare for the contact centres of the future. Whether this crisis leads to an economic downturn or not, you need to start preparing your contact centre for the...

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Easing the Contact Centre Compliance Burden

Cyber fraud has seen a 55 percent year-on-year increase in the UK in recent years with criminals successfully stealing £1.2 billion through fraud and scams in 2018. The world of telecommunications is far from immune, with 170m fraudulent calls blocked...

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The Future of IVRs is No IVR At All

IVRs were invented in the 1960s as a way for businesses to automate the previously manual process of routing calls to the relevant departments. With the introduction of touch-tone dialling, the integration of IVRs into businesses ramped up in the...

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Medallia Announces Acquisition of Speech-To-Text Platform Voci Technologies

The global leader in experience management leader Medallia inc has recently announced the initiation of agreement to acquire Voci Technologies, the AI real-time speech to text platform, with the finalisation date in May 2020. The acquisition will result in joined forces...

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2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards: Meet the Winners

The 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards have taken place in London, celebrating the people, companies, and initiatives behind some of the best customer service operations in Britain. Hosted by Awards International – holders of an Independent Awards Standards Council Gold Trust Mark...

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Contact Centre Superheroes Need Saving Too

Anyone who has worked in the complaint handling industry will tell you that like any job, there are good and bad days. What isn’t like most other jobs is the emotional weight placed on a complaint handler when they have...

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Civica Partners 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards

Global digital solutions provider Civica has been revealed as a Gold sponsor for the upcoming 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards. Civica provides a wide range of solutions for the public sector and regulated private sector markets around the world. In the...

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TTEC Announces Pega Partnership for Contact Centre ‘Transformation’

Digital CX technology and services company TTEC has announced a strategic partnership with software firm Pegasystems, Inc, to offer clients “industry-leading digital transformation solutions” to optimise Customer Experience within their contact centres.  With the partnership, Pega’s intelligent automation and customer engagement suite, combined...

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Why I Love Complaints (and why YOU Should Too)

‘Complaint’ has traditionally been seen as a dirty word; whispered within organisations and one that most senior staff would have done anything to avoid admitting applied to them. The negative connotations that came with complaints meant that for years, anyone...

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