Category: Complaint Handling & Contact Centres

Warning for Finance and Utilities Over Growing Customer Satisfaction Perception Gap

UK financial services and utilities businesses are underperforming when it comes to complaint handling, despite their growing belief that customers are satisfied with their performance. That is according to Huntswood’s Complaints Outlook 2019 report, which combines research from financial services and utilities firms...

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People, Peaks and Personality: Getting Recruitment Right in Contact Centres

Recruitment has never been an easy task, regardless of which industry is facing the challenge. Difficulties in finding the right people, at the right time, with the right skills, is something all organisations encounter. One such industry is contact centres....

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Five Ways Cloud can Empower Your Customer Service Team

As any reader of CXM knows, Customer Experience is a key business differentiator. Businesses working in every sector, from IT to healthcare to retail, needs to deliver fast, effective, and memorable customer service to stand out from the crowd. Consumers...

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Putting the Pride Back in Customer Service

Working in a call centre has been seen as the very epitome of the “McJob” – a low-paid, unrewarding role that’s usually viewed as a stepping stone to more responsible, better-paid and more meaningful employment. It shouldn’t be this way. Customer service...

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UK Complaint Handling Awards: 2020 Entries now Open!

Entries are now open for the 2020 UK Complaint Handling Awards, Britain’s biggest celebration of CX-inspired initiatives to resolve consumer problems. 2020 will be he fourth year the awards ceremony will be held in the heart of London, and March 5...

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The Japanese art of Kintsugi: A Golden Guide for Complaint Handling

金継ぎ This might sound like a strange question in the context of financial services, but have you ever heard of Kintsugi? No matter if not because I’m about to explain exactly what it is – and why it matters to your...

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Inspiration & Ambition: Capita’s Winning Team on Awards Achievements

The UK Complaint Handling Awards has established itself as Britain’s premier showcase for customer service talent, and this year saw one of the event’s most sought-after Gold gongs go to one of the world’s most recognisable names in outsourcing and...

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Emotion, Empathy and Personalisation: How can AI Ever Replace Humans?

There is ever increasing interest in the role emotions play when managing Customer Experience in the contact centre. At the same time, there is a drive to introduce technology such as chatbots to make customer service teams more efficient; removing...

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Accelerating Revenue With Digital Transformation

The future is upon us, with companies digitalising their contact centres with disruptive technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Processing Automation (RPA), that are improving the Customer Experience beyond recognition. In the age of Brexit and political and...

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Winning With Complaint Handling Conference: Book Now!

The most exciting gathering of award winners and experts in the field of complaint handling will take place London this autumn at a brand new conference, and now is your chance to join them for a special  discount price. The Winning...

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Contact Centre Evolution: Keeping up With Customer Demands

In theory, it has never been easier for consumers to communicate with your business…but are the choices suitable and easy to access? Today’s consumers demand instant, fast, on-the-go interaction with companies, which is why web chats, texts, and social media have...

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Slow Customer Service Warning for Brands

Slow service is enough for more than half of British customers to ditch a brand, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 UK consumers revealed that 56 percent would stop shopping with a brand that forced them to endure...

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3 Steps to Creating a Kinder Call Centre Experience

We often hear about customer service being increasingly used as a business differentiator, but what does this really mean? After all, customer service comes in many guises and means different things to different people. Some people simply want fast service...

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Moving to a Collaborative Unified Communications World: A Migration Strategy for Customer-facing Businesses

Organisations of all shapes and sizes are looking to migrate from traditional PBX telecoms platforms to unified communications (UC) environments, integrating their contact centre for greater collaboration. The market is growing robustly. A recent report by Global Market Insights estimated...

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Doubts Among Mid-Size Call Centres on Meeting Customer Needs

A majority of European mid-sized call centres understand the advantage in a connected customer journey, but only 14 percent are confident in meeting current and future needs. That is one of the findings published in a new independent research study conducted...

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Call Recording and the Future of Enhanced Customer Service

Historically, businesses have primarily perceived call recording as a regulatory insurance policy. The typical process was that calls were recorded, archived, and then accessed whenever a complaint was made. Some organisations still see call recording primarily in this way today. Other businesses...

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Let’s Get Healthy Trains Co-op Staff to Help Vulnerable Customers and Colleagues

UK Employee Experience Award winner Let’s Get Healthy is behind a new campaign to help the Co-op support customers and colleagues who have suffered a bereavement. Let’s Get Healthy, which won Gold in the Health & Wellbeing category at the 2018 UK Employee...

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Ten Worst Phrases a Contact Centre Worker can Say

“Calm down” has been voted the worst thing to say to customers over the phone, according to a new poll of more than 100 call centre and customer service professionals. In a survey carried out by enterprise communications company Fuze at the...

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Seven Steps to Effective Contact Centre Transformation

Everyone is someone’s customer, and every single one of us knows how we want to be treated. Yet we’ve all had experiences that have influenced our opinion of a brand, but actually little or nothing to do with the product...

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Efficiency through Contact Centre Basics

In order to run a successful contact centre, operational efficiency needs to be continuously upheld. There are different components to contact centre efficiency, including how your staff interact with customers; how streamlined procedures are; and whether operations are running in...

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