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Job Satisfaction Surveys: 2 Templates for You to Use

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While being a customer-centric company is key for delivering great customer experience , you can’t forget about the employee experience. After all, happy employees result in happy customers. To identify the happiness level of your employees, you should use job satisfaction surveys.

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Complexity Is An Experience Killer

Experience Matters

I just spent two days in Miami with a great group of executives who are part of the SAP CX Client Advisory Board. One of their presentations described the company’s technology transformation, and included a stream of activity around “decomplexing.” ” I loved seeing that! Complexity ends up oozing its way into all types of experiences. Complex products, prices, or processes lead to ill-prepared employees and confused customers.

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How to Write Self-Service Support Material

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When done right, self-service support material help your customers complete tasks on their own. But for self-service support resource to work, they need to be easy to read and understand. In other words, customer support teams need to be savvy about copywriting.

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Hear Your Customers Tell Their Stories

MaritzCX

Engaging Customers with Video Many brands are now choosing to tell their stories through video, and it’s not surprising to see why. 90% of customers say video helps them make buying decisions and 64% of customers say that seeing a video makes them more likely to buy (Forbes).

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The Difference Between Customer Experience and Customer Feedback

Managing the CX is vastly different from soliciting customer feedback. Here’s why traditional customer feedback approaches (CSAT, NPS) are not enough to affect positive, customer-centric change.

The Human Experience Cycle

Experience Matters

As you think about your experience management (XM) efforts, it’s important to understand how people flow through the experiences in their lives — as customers, employees, patients, fans, citizens, students, etc. To help deepen that understanding, I’ve created a simple model, the Human Experience Cycle (HxC). As you can see in the chart below, the HxC is made up of five elements: Expectations: What a person anticipates will happen during an experience.

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DentalPlans.com Performance Soars with Workforce Management in its Contact Center

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With more than 340,000 members nationwide, DentalPlans.com has created a fast-growing niche in dental care by marketing dental savings plans to consumers as an affordable alternative to dental insurance. The company’s 110-agent contact center is a driving force in the company’s success, accounting for $17-$18 million of the company’s annual revenue. Outbound callers generate membership sales and renewals, while customer care agents handle provider and member care.

Predicting Customer Behaviors with Artificial Intelligence

MaritzCX

Defining AI and Machine Learning for Enterprise CX The market is seeing a significant emphasis on the need for predictive solutions, ranging from machine learning capabilities to artificial intelligence (AI).

3 Keys to Creating Excellence in Your Customer and Employee Experience with Horst Schulze

Customer Bliss

“Don’t look at yourself, look at your customer. Be sure you have your customer in mind when you create something.

What’s Your Plan in Case of a Service Breakdown?

Wired and Dangerous

Customers have changed! 79% of customers say they want brands to demonstrate that they care before they will consider a purchase! Made smarter by the internet, they are empowered and emboldened to accept nothing short of value. It has made them Fickle —quicker to leave if unhappy.

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To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

Customer Voice is More Important Than Ever—Here’s Why

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The customer voice, also known as Voice of the Customer (VoC) , is at the core of any successful customer experience (CX) program. It refers to the customers’ needs, wants, and expectations as it pertains to a company’s products or services.

Exceptional CX: The Business Case of Going from Good to Great

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According to Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research, over two thirds of organizations today, and in the future, indicate customer experience as their top way to compete for customers. Let that sink in for a moment. When it comes to growing their business, these organizations are betting that customer experience is more important than product or branding. This seems counter-intuitive – but is it?

Journey Mapping & Facilitation Bootcamp: May 8-9 in Chicago

Kerry Bodine

It’s the first day of spring, and we’re looking forward to enjoying a few days in our favorite Chicago season when we travel there for our Journey Mapping and Facilitation bootcamp on May 8 and 9. Day 1 mirrors that of our signature journey mapping bootcamp to help you build a strong foundation in the concepts and methods of journey mapping.

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New KPI Metrics in the Era of Self Service

TechSee

Once upon a time, measuring customer service success was straightforward. Hire some agents, train them, and use standard contact center KPIs to measure how well they perform. No longer.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

The First Key Journey Mapping Question: What is the Right Journey to Map?

Heart of the Customer

Editor’s Note: As we get ready for our book launch in May, we’re previewing the major topics. You can read more about our book at www.HowHardIsIttoBeYourCustomer.com. What differentiates a mapping program that drives action from one that doesn’t?

Survey Tools: Everything You Need to Know to Choose the Right Tool for You

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No matter what kind of business you’re in, you need to know your audience well in order to sell to them, educate them, and to ultimately retain them as loyal customers. So, how can you learn about them? Sending surveys. But, in order to be successful, you need to create surveys deliberately. You need the right survey tools. When it comes to choosing survey tools, there are a number of factors at play.

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CloudCherry – Tying Financial Goals to CX Metrics

CloudCherry

“Firms will continue to regard CX as a collection of continuous improvement projects until they see an irrefutable, directly attributable connection to returns.” – Forrester, Hardwire Customer Experience 2018. This is the challenge that every CX leader needs to overcome. In order to prove their value to the company, secure the budget and buy-in they need to make changes, CX leaders must demonstrate an “irrefutable” connection to business metrics.

The Upfront Agreement of Future Communication

ShepHyken

Not long ago, I wrote an article that featured Todd Hopkins, CEO of Office Pride, and his concept of core values being a decision filter. I had the chance to interview him for Amazing Business Radio and he dropped another big concept on us that’s worth bringing to our followers.

The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

Fake News Week Interview: Ania Korsunska on Scientific Misinformation and the Structures That Spread It

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4 Key Strategies for Effective Customer Experience Management

Upstream Works

When we speak of Customer Experience (CX) and strategies for improving it, we need to clearly define the inherent business value.

Make a Survey Online That Will Delight Your Customers, Not Annoy Them

GetFeedback

If you make a survey online without giving it much thought, you’ll find that your customers won’t care for it either. In fact, they’ll probably abandon your survey halfway through or avoid taking it altogether. This reaction to poor surveys is called survey fatigue. It’s not uncommon, and chances are you’ve experienced it yourself at least once. The old school, 20-question survey is no longer acceptable — customers value their time too much.

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11 Important Websites for Insurance Reviews

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Insurance reviews have a massive impact on the industry. Our online reviews survey revealed that insurance companies have an average of 4.53 stars , meaning that the competitive landscape in the insurance world is fierce.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

Amazing Business Radio: Mark Copeman

ShepHyken

Habits for Success. Fostering Good Customer Service Habits to Make Your Business Stand Out. Shep Hyken interviews Mark Copeman. They discuss his new book, Helpdesk Habits , which teaches employees how to turn good customer service practices into routine habits.

What Do Companies with High Net Promoter Score Have in Common?

Retently

Does your company retain its customers or take them for granted? Customer retention is one of the most important aspects of growing your company, yet it’s one that many companies overlook, focusing more on acquiring new customers.

Astea Sponsors Total Facilities 2019 in Sydney

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Visit Astea’s Asia-Pacific team at Total Facilities 2019 where industry professionals showcase leading innovation and thinking for driving efficiency and productivity through world-class FM.

How to Use NPS Data to Transform the Customer Journey

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So you’ve decided to use an NPS (Net Promoter Score) survey to improve your brand’s customer experience (CX). You’ve decided on the distribution channels and the interactions that will trigger the survey. You’ve also made a spiffy design to present the survey, showcasing the care you put into asking the NPS question. Finally, you’ve sent out the survey and you’ve sorted your respondents into Promoters, Passives, and Detractors.

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The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.