Author Archives: Alistair Niederer

Teleperformance Shortlisted for NOA Professional Awards

I am pleased to say that the Teleperformance UK team has been shortlisted for three different awards in the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) 3rd Annual Professional Awards. The shortlist was just announced yesterday and all those shortlisted will attend a … Continue reading

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What Kind of Customer Service Do You Prefer?

For the past few years I have been blogging about how far and how fast customer service has changed. A decade ago companies would give you a phone number to call and an email (if you were lucky) and these … Continue reading

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Connected strategies for a relationship economy

Last week London hosted the annual conference of the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) with the theme this year being ‘connected strategies for a relationship economy.’ I was particularly interested in a talk titled “Relationships versus Contacts: Propaganda, Marketing and Feedback, versus … Continue reading

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When Was Your Last Great Experience as a Customer?

When was the last time you interacted with a brand and came away from the experience feeling really good – as if they really understood you and appreciated you as a customer? Unfortunately, for many people this is a difficult … Continue reading

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Vote now for the most respected contact centre professional!

Call Centre Helper is one of the most important sources of news and information for those of us involved in the contact centre and customer service business in the UK. CCH recently asked their readers to nominate who are 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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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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