Category Archives: Customer Service

Will the ‘Big 6′ lose their grip on UK energy?

The energy regulator Ofgem has announced that complaints against the big six UK energy suppliers are at record levels. Over the first 9 months of 2014, this group of companies faced a barrage of 4.9m registered complaints and it is expected … Continue reading

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How can telcos pay for rural broadband?

I read an Interesting article recently that describes some views from the new EU Internet chief, Günther Oettinger. He says that if telcos provide broadband to rural areas then they should be able to tie the customers in to long-term … Continue reading

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Teleperformance wins prestigious NOA award for CSR

Last night the National Outsourcing Association Annual Award (NOAAs) ceremony took place in London. The NOAAs are a bit like the Oscars for anyone involved in the service and outsourcing business. Teleperformance won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award, something … Continue reading

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Moving the customer experience moving from good to great

Industry analyst, Michael Gazala of Forrester, published a blog recently that will strike fear into the heart of any company with a merely average attitude toward customer service. Gazala said that the Forrester data on customer experience has seen the … Continue reading

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How can tech help improve #custserv?

Tech Week Europe magazine recently listed six ways that technology can improve the customer experience. Now my first thought when I saw this was ‘only six’, but then it’s true that people are only just starting to notice how important … Continue reading

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What price good service?

More than a decade ago, outsourcers sold themselves as technology partners, able to offer voice platforms that significantly reduced the cost of voice services.  Then came the age of ‘employee investment’, and those that could demonstrate the ability to attract … Continue reading

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Time to stop talking about call centres

Is it finally time to stop talking about ‘call centres’? Even the broader term ‘contact centre’ fails to acknowledge the strategic role that customer service teams now occupy. But how should we start referring to call centres instead? Perhaps the … Continue reading

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