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Mar

17th

The A-Z of Customer Contact Jargon

Wanting to outsource your customer service, but unsure of the lingo? Take a look at our A-Z of Customer Contact Jargon…   ACW (After Contact Work) Work completed by the Customer Service Advisor following customer contact- this usually involves taking notes or completing actions promised to the customer.   AHT (Average Handling Time) The average […]

Mar

3rd

A Day in the Life of…a PA

A Day in the Life of PA to CEO, CFO & Directors, Sharon Hilton…   5.30-                Alarm goes off… jump in the shower and get ready for work. 6.15-                Check that hubby has gotten up for work and head downstairs to […]

Feb

24th

5 Key Traits of a Great Customer Service Advisor

Customer service can make or break any business. But how do we deliver the top-notch customer service we strive for? Well, the key is the people! Your Customer Service Team are on the frontline of customer communication, and are your brand representatives. So, in this ever-increasing world of relationship marketing, how can you be sure […]

Jan

6th

7 Customer Service Resolutions for 2017

Ahh, the New Year! A time for fresh starts and good habits. So, we’ve made a list of our top customer service tips for your Customer Service Team to adopt (or reaffirm) throughout 2017. Either that, or we’ll do it for you… but we would say that, wouldn’t we…   Know Your Stuff and Be […]

Nov

25th

Role Profile: Customer Service Advisor

The role of the Customer Service Advisor has changed throughout the past few years. Long gone are the days where an Advisor would answer calls only to help place orders, or to direct customers towards other customer service methods, with scripted responses. Now, Customer Service Advisors are expected to perform a number of different duties, […]

Nov

18th

6 Ways to Improve your Customers’ Live Chat Experience

Live Chat is fast becoming the most popular customer contact method; with recent surveys suggesting that 73% of consumers prefer chat, compared to just 44% preferring calls and 61% favouring emails (2000 consumers, eDigital).  With that being said, it’s important to ensure that your customer service team are at the top of their game when […]

Nov

11th

How to be a Good Listener

Being a good listener allows you to see the world through the eyes of others and to understand their feelings. This is especially important in the world of customer service; you need to empathise with the customer and fully understand their interests/customer service needs, in order to do the very best you can…   Simply […]

Nov

4th

6 Reasons you Should Consider Outsourcing your Customer Service

Customer service can make or break an organisation. In this very public and social-orientated age, relationship marketing should be top of your agenda. Happy customers are ambassadors for your organisation and customer service is a high-priority for customer satisfaction. Outsourcing can be a great way of making sure that you get this right, from the […]

Oct

28th

How to Retain Employees and Avoid an Attrition Nightmare

With Halloween fast-approaching, our thoughts turned to scary scenarios and potential nightmares within the workplace… Near the top of our list was employee retention and well-being. Every business wants to hire the best staff- and keep them! The best way to do this, is to keep your employees happy; respect them, value them and listen to them. […]

Oct

19th

7 Things Friends Taught us about Customer Service

Ahh, everyone’s favourite group of friends… they taught us a lot: how to play poker, how to stand up to pushy parents, how to safely manoeuvre furniture and, of course, what not to do when you’re “on a break”. In fact, the coffee house-dwellers even taught us a little about customer service. Did somebody say marathon?… […]

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