Tag Archives: email

Managing work-life balance in a BYOD environment

Smart phones are more than just phones today. Each of us is carrying a small computer in our pocket that is online all the time and lets us check the web and stay in touch with friends via social networking … Continue reading

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Is Twitter really the least effective channel for #custserv?

Econsultancy featured an article recently that explored new research suggesting that Twitter is the least effective customer service channel in the UK. The research found that companies do respond to tweets, and some respond very quickly indeed, but it is … Continue reading

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Is email really the slowest way to ask for help?

New research conducted by KANA Software and published in the Daily Telegraph shows that most (59%) take at least eight hours to answer a customer service enquiry sent by email. That’s more than one entire working day. Contrast that to … Continue reading

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31 hours on hold at the call centre

Research published in the Retail Times shows that British adults can expect to spend 31 hours of their life on hold with a call centre. This isn’t an attractive prospect for anyone based on the headline, but what’s important to … Continue reading

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The omni-channel demands equal service for all customer service

Back in the day when writing a letter of complaint to a customer service centre was still the best way to get a response, how quickly did you expect to get a reply from the company you reached out to? … Continue reading

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Understanding the omni-channel is critical for success

An article in Call Centre Helper recently talked about web chat as ‘a disaster’ because web chats take far longer than calls and customers don’t feel that chat agents are as knowledgeable or as well supported as the voice agents. … Continue reading

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The real reasons to explore outsourcing

While I was flicking through the pages of a call centre magazine recently I came across an article titled ‘the top nine reasons to outsource to the Philippines.’ The article lists a whole range of reasons you should be outsourcing … Continue reading

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