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How can we assist call centre agents to sustain their energy levels? Is providing sugary drinks really the best answer? Author Alison Mathiebe explores. Peaks and valleys of energy and motivation Dealing with the peaks and valleys of energy and motivation can be a challenge for anyone, but it is particularly so for call centre [...]
This week we bring you the third cheat sheet in our latest series of downloadable training materials. This training will help you to Add value to routine calls Convert disappointed customers Identify “nice touches” Click here to download the Creating Advocates sheet. These cheat sheets are all available in a downloadable Microsoft Word format so [...]
There are many common misconceptions about WFM. For example, “Overtime is always bad” or “True labour costs are easy to calculate”. In this webinar, The Call Center School and injixo will explore the top 5 common WFM myths and provide insights that you can take away to improve your WFM practice without disruptive change (and [...]
Meeting the cost of social care: the role of customer service standards in promoting quality and value for money
Much of the debate following the budget has focused on whether the government has struck the right balance between stimulating growth and controlling the deficit, which is critical given the challenging times in which we live. Key changes which will have far reaching impact for all of us are the reforms to the financing of social care. We examine what the measures mean for individuals and organisations, and the critical role for customer service.
The Eurozone unemployment figures announced this week highlight the urgent need to stimulate sustainable growth across the whole of the European Union. The UK’s welcome, if modest, growth of 0.3% in the first quarter of 2013, has been underpinned by the performance of the service sector, which grew by 0.6%, helping stave off the negative growth afflicting much of the Eurozone.
First Direct first for customer service, but customer satisfaction with banking sector remains muted
• First Direct pulls ahead in customer satisfaction rankings • The Co-operative Bank overtakes Nationwide • Banks continue to lag behind other sectors