The need for excellent customer service training

Peter Lavers

Amongst all the hype of customer experience, AI, chatbots and real-time personalisation, don’t forget that staff still need excellent customer service training – no matter how successful your company is right now! Training customer support agents in sessions early on isn’t enough.

Building an Onboarding and Training Program in Customer Support

Kayako

There are so many different ways to onboard new employees with a training program. To help you build your own customer support training program, I’ve collected some key insights from managers at other SaaS and tech-industry companies to help make sure you’re getting it right from the get-go.

10 Educational, Funny & Thought-Provoking Customer Service Training Videos You Won’t Have Seen Before

Comm100

Learning and training are at the heart of teams who are united in vision, strive for excellence and deliver the best customer experiences. I’ve created this blog post to share some customer service training videos I’ve used to create “wow” learning moments.

29 Customer Service Training and Coaching Tips

StellaService

If you’re in a call center performance management role, you’ve probably invested a lot of time and energy in your customer service training and coaching programs. These are the top- and bottom-line benefits your coaching and training programs should deliver.

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

customer issues or requests because they’re ill- equipped with technology and training. 14% THINK THAT LACK OF TRAINING CONTRIBUTES TO THE. 21 % more training. to train a new employee, customers. and training to succeed, something.

Customer support training is way too passive

Kayako

There are quite a few things that limit the value of lesson-based training sessions: it’s a form of passive learning; it’s usually tailored to a group rather than an individual; and it doesn’t happen regularly. It’s like training, but with everyone fully awake and active.

Guest Blog: Customer Service Training Ideas to Help Build Brand Advocacy

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Kristin Erikson writes shares great customer service training tips and ideas that will help your company build brand advocacy. Remember customer service training is not something you di, it’s something you do. – Shep Hyken.

Why Customer Service Training Is Essential

Customers That Stick

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Soft Skills Training Makes Even a TSA Screening More Pleasant

Who's Your Gladys?

Is soft skills training important at the airport? The post Soft Skills Training Makes Even a TSA Screening More Pleasant appeared first on Who's Your Gladys? Customer Service customer service article customer service training soft skills training

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

implementing new coaching and training within. training to drive. New Study Reveals Reliance on Too Few. Data Sources; Organizations Likely Missing. Opportunities to Meet the Real Needs of.

Can You Train Contact Center Agents in Empathy?

BlueOcean

That makes us curious: can you train contact center agents in empathy? Unless you’re hiring trained actors, the typical agent won’t be able to make a connection with a customer through a canned script. Training for Empathy. It is easy to understand and it is easy to train.

Building Your Training Team from the Ground Up

inContact

One of the most vital components of any contact center is the training department. Having an in-house training team provides a myriad of benefits to any center. Training is an important investment to make in your workforce and development of future leaders.

How to Improve Customer Service Training with Simple Metrics

360Connext

It is, therefore, little wonder that many company bosses invest heavily in their efforts to improve customer service training, in order to bring staff members up to scratch. The post How to Improve Customer Service Training with Simple Metrics appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

Voice and Accent Training: Re-learning English at Kayako

Kayako

Why we needed voice and accent training. And while we can’t fix that, the red flags we’ve seen led us to a conclusion that we must, as a matter of urgency, arrange for some voice and accent training (VnA) for the support team based out of our India office.

3 Ways to Add Magic to your Customer Service Training

360Connext

The post 3 Ways to Add Magic to your Customer Service Training appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting. Blog Culture customer service Featured Customer Experience employee engagement leadership linkedin management training

Everyone Has a Platform: Are You Training For that Reality? | Service Excellence

Michelli Experience

Since, according to the Institute of Customer Service (ICS), most customer complaints (62%) aren’t about products per se but rather about the way people treat customers during service interactions, investing time and money to, select, train and develop service talent creates a huge opportunity. What are you doing to train your team on who they work for and how they can even more effectively work for them? The post Everyone Has a Platform: Are You Training For that Reality?

Everyone Has a Platform: Are You Training for that Reality? | Infographic

Michelli Experience

Want more on service excellence and training? The post Everyone Has a Platform: Are You Training for that Reality? Read the blog post that inspired this. infographic. __. Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D. is a professional speaker and chief experience officer at The Michelli Experience.

Key Aspects of Customer Service Agent Training

Provide Support

Key Aspects of Customer Service Agent Training. Undoubtedly, some of them will be directed to improving the customer service agent training. Customer experience is now winning the leadership race to become the main business differentiator.

Come Join My Telephone Skills Online Training

Myra Golden

I try to make my training easy – for you, your employees, and even for me, by offering it online. I still do onsite training, of course, but online training saves time and money. Look through course outlines and take a test drive of the training right here.

Trust your training

Customer Enthusiast

Whenever Cooper goes to the free throw line to shoot a critical free throw, I encourage him with these words: “Trust your training.” You see, in the absence of all the time and effort he’s put into his basketball training, he would have no assurance of making one or both free throws.

Winning Live Chat Training for Your Customer Service Team

Comm100

You could simply give technical training on the new system, then let your agents loose. So if you haven’t yet thought about giving your agents more than just straightforward systems training, here are five things to consider when giving effective chat support training to your team.

Social Media Training Activities and Marketing Courses You Never Realized Your Team Needed

Comm100

How are you supposed to find social media training activities and courses that will bring everyone up to speed? The following blog post will give you helpful training tips, social media training exercises, and a brief list of courses that will help your social media team rise above and beyond.

20 Customer Service Training Ideas and Activities for Busy Teams

Comm100

Whether you’re planning a training course or using external courses, it’s important to take a break and have some fun in order to keep your team members engaged. Planning activities can take a lot of time that your training instructor might not have to spare.

Customer Service Training: When you’re done… you’re not done!

ShepHyken

So, I took a few minutes to talk to several people about how they were trained. I asked them what kind of customer service training they received from the companies they worked for. It turns out that when she was hired, she went through training. It happens all the time.

8 Social Media Marketing Training Courses to Learn New Skills

ReviewTrackers

To keep with today’s social media marketing , there’s a number of training courses out there for you to fine tune your skills or learn as a beginner. Social Media Marketing Training. The Hootsuite Academy has a free social marketing training. Social media is constantly changing.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Cross-Trained Contact Center Agents

BlueOcean

We believe that an out-of-the-box deployment of cross-trained agents can, in some instances, be a client’s best solution. The Advantage of Cross-Trained Contact Center Agents. Let’s be clear on the definition of “cross-trained” before we dig into this further.

Customer Experience Quality & Training – How to Build a Winning Framework within Your Organization

Comm100

Free Download] 50 Customer Service Training Activities for Live Chat and Telephone Teams. The activities in this eBook can be great training materials to improve customer service or morale in your team. Training As a Part of Quality Management. What are the key training topics?

Why Business Leaders Must Attend Service Training

Up Your Service

The most common question we hear when launching service excellence training programs inside large organizations is: “Do leaders really need to attend these workshops?”. Business leaders only need an overview of service training content, not actual participation.

3 Fantastic Things About Our Online Customer Service Training

Myra Golden

When your employees log in to their training, it feels like they are taking the training within your company because we give you a unique URL and upload your logo. Our training is interactive. Operations Manager, Shared Services Training & Development.

Training Customers = Losing

Heart of the Customer

We need to train them to fill it all out, and then we’ll be able to serve them better.” Training customers is a losing proposition. If your form or website isn’t intuitive, no amount of training is going to have a lasting impact.

[Interview] Improve Your Customer Service Training with This Expert Advice

Comm100

A lot of different concerns crop up when you consider the best way to train your team in customer service. It’s enough work to consider all of your options and find the best course ; you also have to learn how to implement the training to get the highest ROI.

Training the Customer Experience Athlete

CX Journey

Last week, I was training at a very popular gym. Image courtesy of mireilledelisle Today I'm pleased to present a guest post by Blair McHaney , president of Club Works, Inc. Great athletes have great proprioception. Great customer experience athletes have great “social proprioception.”

Here’s a Training Activity for Empathy In Customer Service

Myra Golden

I’m giving you the actual exercise I gave to the employees in the customer service training I delivered this morning, along with the discussion questions I used.

Mastering Value-Led Training

Smith+co CX

If a brand just happens to have a good team in any given department at any given time, and its culture and training hasn’t been delivered as intentional employee engagement, then that business is simply very lucky. This is where to dramatise the training also. Brand your training.

Guest Blog: Why You Should Train Frontline Personnel to Be Great Listeners

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Evan Hackel who writes about why it is important to train your frontline with excellent listening skills. You Can Train People to Listen. Yet there are other listening skills that should be part of your training for frontline staff.

15 Top Customer Service Training Courses for Your Agents (Half Are Free)

Comm100

” And customer service training is vital to maintaining excellent customer relations. But not every team has the resources or time to create their own training regime. Customer Service Training by ALISON. Customer Service Training Library by BLR Training Today.

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Train employees to make decisions

Customer Enthusiast

It was clear to me that while she had been trained to make a smoothie, she hadn’t been trained to make a decision in favor of the customer. Earlier this month my son, Cooper, and I were at Life Time Fitness.

Customer service training, or service education. What’s the difference?

Up Your Service

Many companies provide customer service training for some or all of their employees. To address this gap and answer this question, we must understand the difference between customer service training and actionable service education. Let’s start with customer service training.

Myra Golden’s Customer Service eLearning Training

Myra Golden

This customer service training is perfect for: Contact Center Professionals who speak with customers over the phone, via email and chat. Training Departments that have gaps in soft skill to fill.

Training the New Era of Customer Heroes

Talkdesk

For decades, customer service training has looked a lot like a typical classroom. But three weeks later, when an angry customer calls, does that employee remember the training and act accordingly? This lack of retention has puzzled and frustrated training managers for many years.