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The Importance of Customer Satisfaction

Lumoa

The importance of customer satisfaction is generally taken for granted. If you don’t have a solid understanding of why customer satisfaction is important, you risk undervaluing it. Here are five reasons why customer satisfaction is important. Feed generated with FetchRSS

Do You Use the Right Measures for Your CX?

Beyond Philosophy

What gets measured gets managed. This oft-quoted line from Peter Drucker is more pertinent today than ever concerning Customer Experience strategy. Every marketer should measure their performance in Customer Experience to understand what drives value for customers. .

The Wall is a Myth: Getting Closer to Your Customer Through Outsourcing

BlueOcean

For brand-conscious organizations who have never outsourced before, there’s a common fear that putting your customer care in the hands of an outsourced partner effectively builds a wall between you and your customer.

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

How to Use Customer Data: A Guide for Customer Success Teams

Totango

As customers use your product, they generate data just by going about their daily workflow. And you would be missing out on a huge opportunity if you didn’t capture that data, analyze it, and organize it.

Data 101

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The Benefits of Using Celebration Alerts in CX Surveys

MaritzCX

Encouraging Customer Response by Focusing on the Positive Recent MaritzCX studies show that voice of the customer (VoC) survey respondents who are prompted to share a positive or “celebration” comment during the survey are 5 times more likely to provide feedback.

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Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 1

NICE inContact

For seasoned workforce managers, predicting contact volumes and creating perfect schedules are second nature – even although, to those of us on the outside, they seem to speak a whole different contact center language!

More Than Just Data: Why Actionable Insights Matter

CloudCherry

Photo by Adam Le Sommer. Photo by Karla Vidal . There’s no question that customer experience (CX) is a data-driven discipline. After all, at the foundation of most CX programs are close-ended surveys designed to capture and analyze customer feedback.

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What to Do if You Have a Poor CSAT Score

GetFeedback

“How was your day today?”—that that question is about as ordinary as they come. . It’s a basic and seemingly benign thing to say, right? But by asking that question, we get a quick sense of how someone’s day went, and we have an idea of where to take the conversation next.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

The Best Ways To Improve Innovation With Better Ideation & Insights

C3Centricity

One of the most frequent questions I get asked by my clients is how they can improve their innovation. . Whether they are large or small, global or local, they all want to their new products and services to be more successful.

Consumer Demands are Changing Faster than Ever. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

NICE inContact

Brands of all sizes are learning that customer experience is no longer an afterthought: it’s the heart of what consumers want, and the foundation for profits. In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up? It used to be possible to win with a top product or a competitive price, but more than ever, customer experience is now top of mind for consumers — and crucial for bottom-line growth.

Don’t Make Customers Play the Service Waiting Game

Customer Bliss

In this week’s Daily Dose video, I share a short video inspired by the lessons of my most recent book, Would You Do That To Your Mother. . The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

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How to Use the CSAT Metric in Your CX Program

GetFeedback

Let’s talk about customer satisfaction. . What does it really mean? Is it worth it to track? It’s time to get serious about getting satisfaction. Just like Jagger. In customer experience (CX) terms, we often dismiss Customer Satisfaction Score (CSAT) measurement as too simple.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

DMPs, CRMs & CDPs. What Are They & Why Should You Care?

Vision Critical

There are so many acronyms in the software space and this can make it difficult to know what DMPS, CRMS, and CDPs really are, why an organization may have one or all of them, and the impact these systems can have in relation to infusing customer insights into your organization.

Consumer Demands are Changing Faster than Ever. Is your Contact Center Keeping Up?

NICE inContact

Brands of all sizes are learning that customer experience is no longer an afterthought: it’s the heart of what consumers want, and the foundation for profits. In light of fast-changing customer demands, is your contact center keeping up?

The telephone is a dying communication channel. And it’s being killed by robocalls.

Comm100

My phone rings. It’s a mobile number, and I’m expecting a call. I pick up the phone. An automated voice responds: “We are calling to inform you that the IRS has filed a lawsuit against you…”. I hang up, frustrated, and block the number. I’ve heard this same message all month long.

4 Steps to Improve Customer Experience At Your SaaS Organization

Customer Bliss

Have you just become a C-Suite leader for your B2B organization’s customer experience? Or maybe you’re looking to elevate and become a CX leader — if so, you’ll find this episode valuable.

Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.

More Than Just Data: Why Actionable Insights Matter

CloudCherry

Photo by Adam Le Sommer. Photo by Karla Vidal . There’s no question that customer experience (CX) is a data-driven discipline. After all, at the foundation of most CX programs are close-ended surveys designed to capture and analyze customer feedback.

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Empathetic Social Customer Service Means More Than Typing Sorry

NICE inContact

Ever heard the expression “don’t be sorry, just change?” Sure, you have. Nowhere is this more applicable than in social customer service. It’s easy for brands to say or type “sorry,” and that’s exactly what makes the phrase less-than-helpful for customers.

Winning Decisions Are Sometimes Tough Decisions

ShepHyken

I enjoy going to a baseball game. I live in St. Louis, and the fans of the St. Louis Cardinals are known throughout the sports world as being some of the best fans in all of baseball. Many fans remember Albert Pujols as one of the most skilled—not to mention beloved—members of the St.

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Lessons for Businesses from the First Big GDPR Fines

Vision Critical

When the GDPR came into force in 2018, one of the biggest questions on everyone’s mind was, “What will enforcement look like?” With the first major fines issued in July to British Airways and Marriott International, we now have an answer.

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5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

A Story of Availability, Convenience, and Consistency

Steve DiGioia

and donuts! I pulled into the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru and asked the man on the intercom if he had any glazed donuts. He said, “Sorry, we don’t have any more donuts”. WHAT? I know this was at 11 pm on a Saturday night but how can you not have any donuts? Isn’t that what you do?

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Gain Efficiency and Empower Agents with Cloud

NICE inContact

NICE inContact CXone call center software helps contact center managers deliver great customer experiences, engage contact center agents, and reduce costs. CXone provides unified administration that simplifies contact center management.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of August 12, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Everyone Hates Customer Service. This Is Why. by Sharon Terlep.

The Beginner’s Guide to Product-Led Growth Metrics

Gainsight

Since the beginning of business, we’ve been on a journey to accurately evaluate and predict customer needs. For people in Product, delivering products your customers love is just one of the challenges.

Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

One of the top trends driving a new communication experience is how companies are competing on the customer experience. Organizations that combine contact center and business communications see 3x higher customer satisfaction and 2.4x revenue growth.

Why You Should Attend Calabrio Customer Connect

Calabrio

Every year, Calabrio puts on a show with the annual customer conference. Sure, there are glitzy lights, more food than you could imagine, and swag as far as the eye can see. But at the center of Calabrio Customer Connect is the attendee experience, and this goes far deeper than swag and food. When attendees arrive in San Antonio, they’ll be treated to an unrivaled networking and learning experience.

Workforce Management (WFM) – Using Historical Data for Contact Center Forecasting

NICE inContact

Forecasting is a critical component of a call center’s workforce management program. The accuracy of your forecast has a ripple effect on almost all performance metrics and business outcomes. A bad forecast can directly lead to under- or overstaffing, which then has cascade effects on average handle time, CSAT, labor waste… the list goes on and on! Forecasting has often been described as part science and part art, and there are many factors that impact forecast accuracy.

Guest Blog: 7 Games to Train Your Team’s Communication Skills

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Michelle Jarsen who shares seven ways your support team can learn and practice essential communication skills. Any job that involves interacting with people requires clear communication.