Category: Complaint Handling & Contact Centres

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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UK Banking Services Face Over a Million Complaints in Six Months

Banks and credit card companies in the UK faced over a million complaints in the first half of 2019, new data has revealed. The research conducted by Learnbonds.com found that of this total, current account holders registered the highest number of complaints. The...

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UK Complaint Handling Awards: 2020 Finalists Unveiled

The finalists for the 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards have been revealed, with high street and household names among the brands vying for success at the upcoming gala ceremony. The fourth year for the awards, the final of which will take...

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You Can’t put a Price on Being Nice: Top Tips for Call Centre Staff

For many organisations, the contact or call centre is still the shopfront of the business. At last count, there were 6,175 contact centres in the UK, employing some 772,500 agents. As the first port of call for clients and customers,...

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Huntswood to Sponsor 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards

Resourcing and consultancy specialists Huntswood has been revealed as a sponsor for the 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards. The company, which has featured in prestigious lists including the Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For and The Sunday Times Profit Track...

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Sharpening Skills at the Contact Centre Masterclass

A fresh crop of eager professionals has benefited from the expert knowledge of CX and contact centre guru Daniel Ord at the latest High Performance Management for Inbound Contact Centres Masterclass. Delegates from across the UK arrived in London for the two-day...

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Resolver to Partner 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards

Online complaints resolution specialists Resolver has been revealed as a sponsor for the 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards. The free independent service is the go-to for customers to connect with businesses around the world and successfully resolve issues. The firm joins...

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Free Webinar: The Future of Midsize Call Centres in the Digital Age

An upcoming webinar will shine a light on how midsize call centres can adapt and thrive in the digital era, with expert advice from Genesys and Frost & Sullivan. Hosted by Customer Experience Magazine, the free webinar will take place on...

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Seven Ways AI Transforms Your Contact Centre Team Into Superheroes

Far from replacing people, artificial intelligence (AI) has the power to enhance employee engagement and productivity and customer interactions in one go. New technology inevitably changes lives. However, rather than fear robots replacing front line customer service representatives, it’s time to...

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Diversity & Inclusion: The Keys to Improved Customer Contact

In the world of customer contact, the nurturing of a diverse and inclusive culture not only creates a team that reflects the market it is serving, but it generates an environment where people can bring their whole selves to work...

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Worksmart to Sponsor 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards

Financial services compliance solutions firm Worksmart has joined the 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards as a sponsor for the event, which will take place in London next year. The firm, which has been supporting Britain’s leading financial service businesses through the...

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Winning With Complaint Handling Conference 2019: Ticket Giveaway

Customer Experience Magazine is giving away three tickets to this month’s Winning With Complaint Handling Conference, which is taking place in central London. This not-to-be-missed one-day event on September 25 will bring together Gold winners from the annual UK Complaint Handling...

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Emotions: The Next Frontier for AI?

Explaining to a child how to cross the street in front of their school without being hit by a car only takes a few repetitions and their knowledge can then be generalised to most roads and vehicles. It would instead...

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First Contact Resolution: The key Measure in Contact Centres

There are many common customer service metrics in place in contact centres: CSAT, NPS, FRT, CES, AHT, FCR, the list goes on. Some are more valid than others and some are simply outdated and add confusion and conflict to both the...

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Ombudsman Services Unveils new Partner Platform for Businesses

The UK’s largest independent multi-sector ombudsman, Ombudsman Services, has created a new partner platform to facilitate its communications with businesses operating in its four key sectors of energy, communications, heat, and private parking. Designed and built by digital agency Code Computerlove, the...

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Contact Centre GDPR Compliance: 3 Simple Steps

Contact centres are challenging places. There is certainly plenty to think about with the rising cost of salaries, managing schedules to meet customer demand, looking after staff wellbeing, PCI DDSS compliance, and now the added requirements of GDPR (General Data...

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Revealed: UK Firms are Overrating Their Customer Experience

A global research study has found that businesses in the UK and elsewhere are overrating their Customer Experience, and are underperforming when it comes to providing omnichannel communication. The 2019 NICE inContact Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark report polled contact centre leaders in...

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It’s the end of Phone Support as we Know it (and I Feel Fine)

I rarely use and never want to pick up my phone anymore. That is, the phone part of the phone. I happily use my mobile phone all of the time – to communicate, read, and for entertainment. But using the...

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Why Contact Centres Should Think Before They Speak

We’re flush with new ways to engage with customers, but businesses should be more data-driven, rather than simply throwing more manpower on the frontlines. In the era of new contact centre touchpoints, the touchpoints themselves matter less and less because...

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