Tag Archives: customer services

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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Virgin Money to shake up the British High Street

What interesting news that Virgin Money is buying up Northern Rock. Not only is Virgin saying that there will be no redundancies (at least for 3 years), they are also promising to open more branches and to expand. It is … Continue reading

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Getting transactional with customers

In 1964, the psychiatrist Eric Berne published his bestselling book ‘Games people play’. The book outlined his theory of ‘transactional analysis’ as a way of interpreting and describing social interactions. The title of the book refers to a series of … Continue reading

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Customer service jobs more important than ever

It is National Customer Service Week, drawing attention to the importance of the industry to not only the economy, but also society in general. In an uncertain environment, where people fear for the future, there is some good news from … Continue reading

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