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Oct

10th

How to Hire the Right Customer Service Employees

Your customers are important. In a world of social media and review sites, customer service and experience is a huge deciding factor for consumers choosing brands to trust. So, what are the things you need to ask to be sure you’re hiring the right people to look after your customers? …   1. Why? The […]

Aug

3rd

The Top 5 Customer Service Skills Every Employee Needs

Whether you work in customer contact or not, every employee needs customer service skills. For those in a more traditional customer service role, interactions with your customers may be face-to-face. For employees in other roles, ‘customers’ may be colleagues; or perhaps the Board and the overall business (success of the organisation). Either way, you’ll find […]

Jun

2nd

A Day in the Life of… Business Development, Glenn Bennett

Working in the Business Development department is challenging and exciting – not one day is the same. From developing relationships with potential new clients, to completing government tenders, or showing new clients our fantastic facilities; it’s a real difference from working as an Advisor (which I used to be).   9:00am- First things first: a […]

May

9th

A Day in the Life of… A Learning & Development Trainer

The Contact Company Learning & Development Trainer, Phil Churchill, tells us what he gets up to on an average day…   08:00– Arrive at work. After all, apparently 80% of success is showing up! (Woody Allen). 8:30– Check through my emails and take a look at my calendar to make sure everything is where it […]

Apr

27th

A Day in the Life of… A Customer Service Advisor

Ever wondered what The Contact Company’s Customer Service Advisors get up to on a daily basis? …   08:00– Wake up and roll out of bed. Today’s shift is 10:00-19:00, so I’ve got plenty of time to get ready. 09:10– Leave the house to catch the bus. I catch-up with friends in the group chat […]

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 […]

Feb

17th

Office Lingo 101- Part 2

Still trying to work out what your colleagues are talking about? Well, we’ve got some more office lingo to put on your radar…   1. On my/your Radar What it means: If something is “on your radar”, you’re letting people know you’re aware of it. If you put something on someone else’s radar, you’re making […]

Jan

27th

10 Things Successful Employees Do

 What is it that sets successful employees apart from the rest? How did they manage to bag their dream job? Well, we’ll let you in on a few of their most simple tricks…   They Turn-up on Time Showing-up on time is a key trait of a responsible employee. If you progress, there may be […]

Jan

20th

A Day in the Life of… HR

Human Resources Adviser, Sam Bramhall, talks us through a day in the HR department…   6.00 – Thursday morning- gym is the first stop. 7.45 – Hit the showers, have some breakfast, get to work… 8.15 – Starting the day at Kingsgate today. Our job is to ensure that the employer/employee relationship is working well. […]

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