Category: Employee Experience

Focus on the Employee Experience to Get a Better Customer Experience—and a Better Bottom Line. Here’s how….

If you are responsible for leading a customer experience effort at your brand, you may have already felt how daunting those first steps are. Everyone wants a clear line of sight to a successful finish—a measurably better customer experience. However,...

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Investing in Employees a must

So, the UK Customer Experience Awards are now behind us and what a great day it was. I feel rather honoured to have been involved, chairing one of the judging panels and presenting an award. More than anything else, I was...

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Salaries on the rise

Advertised salaries appear to be on the rise for the first time since the financial crisis, according to the jobs search engine Adzuna. The average advertised salary in July 2014 rose to £33,873 – a 0.9% advance on the previous year....

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BPA singing under a new roof!

A company that has doubled in size over the last two years has introduced their existing 120 staff to brand new offices in Exeter with an innovative singing workshop. BPA, a world-wide customer service quality monitoring company, who have been trading...

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Matching world class brands with world class service

Petra Krivinskas, Head of Customer Service Centre Operations for Volkswagen Group UK tells Customer Experience Magazine about her role, and how she ensures her team is the lifeblood of the business. For the past 15 years Petra Krivinskas has been digging...

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Hiring Customer-Ready Employees

In the last two weeks, I have been consulting clients on how they can improve their Customer Experience and hire people who are emotionally intelligent and Customer-ready. Hiring the right people for your position is a priority for most organizations,...

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What’s the point of Incentive Travel?

Can you really achieve true employee engagement, interaction and fulfilment for your employees through Incentive Travel? Does your Incentive Travel organically deliver a natural team bonding experience, which inherently leads to increased productivity, motivation and loyalty? Employees are becoming more demanding. They...

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Happy Staff: The Recipe for Happy Customers

When it comes down to it, employee satisfaction is a cornerstone of good retail. It makes sense from every angle; when customers talk to someone that can represent their brand with a smile and a charming demeanour, that customer has...

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People build success: the most engaged people have the happiest customers

Paul Smedley, Chairman & Founder, Professional Planning Forum People do amazing things when given the space, freedom and tools to do so. This article from the Professional Planning Forum builds on previous research by MacLeod, who identified four primary enablers of...

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Time to shout about your Employee Experience initiatives

How does your business retain reward and retain employees? Would you like to share your case study through the NEW UK Employee Experience Awards 2014? Organised by the operators of the success and established UK Customer Experience Awards, the UK Employee...

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Six things to consider when assessing employee requests for flexible working

SUMMARY: New UK Flexible Working Regulations and Part 9 of the Children and Families Act 2014 came into force in June. As an employer, are you treating flexible working requests in a reasonable manner? On June 30th 2014, new UK Flexible...

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Employee engagement – how do you measure it? Designing and using an Employee Engagement survey.

One of my closest friends is a teacher, who is absolutely dedicated to the job and loves seeing young people thrive and learn. The school has an excellent academic reputation and a very strong sense of community. However, poor communication...

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The Inseparability of VoE and VoC

You’ll have seen from my previous articles that I’m keen to highlight the close relationship that exists between the Voice of the Employee (VoE) and the Voice of the Customer (VoC). In this article, I really want to demonstrate just...

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How you can be a family friendly employee

Shared Parental Leave. Flexible Working. Family-friendly. These are all phrases that get said a lot in the workplace but what do they really mean for you as an employer and how do you go about dealing with the changes? ...

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Happy staff make better workers

Employers need to focus on staff wellbeing, according to research commissioned by global office furniture firm Steelcase. A rise in vacancies has enabled workers to be in a better position to call the shots. In such an environment, companies know they...

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Push for more women on boards

Business secretary Vince Cable has launched an enhanced code of conduct for executive search companies in an effort to get more women on boards. The “Enhanced Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms” has emerged from a review of the...

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Getting Britain’s youth and over 50s back to work

Recruitment company Blue Arrow has two new partners as part of its goal to help Britain get back to work. Both learndirect and the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy will work with Blue Arrow to deliver pre-employment and entrepreneurial skills training respectively...

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BridgeTalks

When driving a successful business, focus should be on employee engagement, creative leadership and culture management as this can lead to impressive and unprecedented returns on investment. Bridge Training and Events have developed a new event series called BridgeTalks to allow...

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Are You Giving Your Employees a Great Experience? Enter the new UK Employee Experience Awards!

The new UK Employee Experience Awards 2014 have been launched to recognise and celebrate best practice in the delivery and improvement of outstanding employee experience. The Awards recognise organisations, teams, leaders, managers and specialist professionals including those in HR, Learning &...

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Going beyond the call of duty

For a company like ours customer service is the very backbone of what we do. If we don’t treat our customers well, they’ll find someone who will. It is made clear to all members of staff that the customer experience...

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