Monthly Archives: October 2013

How can you empower your team?

Your business has clear ideas about how it should present itself to the outside world. This leads to rules and guidelines about how employees should communicate with customers and others on the outside. But when those rules become so rigid … Continue reading

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Is it possible to ‘humanise’ a big brand online?

When we talk about people engaging with a customer service channel it is often said that the consumer has interacted with a brand. Of course, the reality is that the customer has engaged with another person – an employee and … Continue reading

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Social Media in customer service isn’t just an opportunity – it’s happening already!

Call Centre Helper recently ran a story asking the question ‘What happened to multichannel customer service?’ The article focuses on the disconnect between support channels that many customers experience when seeking help or making a complaint. And the central argument … Continue reading

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30% of brands now offer Customer Service on Twitter

For the past couple of years, the executive team at Teleperformance UK has been blogging and tweeting. Our CEO Alistair Niederer now has over 1,000 people following his every tweet and analysts and customer service experts all over the world … Continue reading

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Why are our service expectations so low?

According to new data from Which? only 3% of British consumers believe that customer service has dramatically improved in the last three years. 66% believe that there has been a dramatic decline in service. Why do customers believe that the … Continue reading

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Listening to the voice of the customer

The Internet is full of good and bad examples of customer service. Many people make a living just documenting all these case studies, but one recent example that went viral caught my attention. When a customer used a chat session … Continue reading

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Are retailers missing out by not exploring the omnichannel?

An interesting study into the retail Omnichannel was just published in the US. Naturally the research focuses on US retailers, but the results are interesting because the urgency for change is applicable in any developed market. The new study was … Continue reading

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