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May

17th

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?…   […]

Apr

16th

5 Customer Service Phrases you Should be Using

We’ve talked about which phrases to avoid, but what about the ones you should be using? The language you choose to use when speaking to a customer makes a huge difference to their experience. In fact, authors of Words can Change your Brain, Mark Waldman and Andrew Newberg, claim that even simple words such as […]

Apr

13th

Customer Service Phrases to Avoid: Part Two

Every brand makes mistakes sometimes, leading to negative experiences for customers. Interactions can be tricky for the Customer Service Team when customers are feeling frustrated, but it’s the team’s job to turn this around. As a Customer Service Advisor/Assistant, what you really don’t want, is to be the cause of that frustration- or to escalate […]

Jan

18th

5 Ways to Improve First Contact Resolution

First Contact Resolution (FCR) is simple: the lower the amount of interactions your customer faces to get their query sorted, the better. Lower amounts of customer interactions equal lower costs for your brand and- most importantly- a fantastic experience for your customer. So, how can we improve that all-important First Contact Resolution?…   1.Ask the […]

Jan

4th

A Day in the Life of… a Work-Based Apprenticeships and Learning Coordinator

The Contact Company Work-based Apprenticeships and Learning Coordinator, Stuart Lindsay, tells us what he gets up to on a day-to-day basis…   5:45am Up for work, showered, then down to let the dog out. I grab a cuppa’ and toast, then it’s on the train to work. 7:20am I arrive at work and pop in […]