Category Archives: Best Practice

How Will Business Planning Change?

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had some interesting conversations with senior leaders particularly those operating in the planning space. Several conversations have been around Covid-19 and the impact it has had on their operations with lots of operations … Continue reading

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Accelerated Digital Transformations

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had some interesting conversations with senior leaders particularly those operating in the digital transformation space. A number of conversations have gravitated to the lack of ‘red tape’ during the latest digital transformation projects … Continue reading

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6 Top Tips For Video Interviews

With the nations home-working in full swing, there have been a number of changes for us all day to day. From battling with the youngest family members, prioritising home-schooling over spending time out in the garden whilst the sun is … Continue reading

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The Future of The Contact Centre Conference

I attended The Future of the Contact Centre conference in London last week, and I must say, I came away from the event absolutely buzzing. A big theme for me, taken from the conference, other events, and from talking to … Continue reading

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Attracting and Retaining The Skills For The Future.

I was at a recent event and talking to a Director of Customer Experience about the changing roles within the customer market, as well as the perception vs the reality of the pace of change, given that voice is still … Continue reading

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Customer Experience Stars

The start of a New Year, we don’t know about you but it always brings about a time of self reflection, of improvement, of new beginnings, even for those of us who strive for continued development and leanings throughout the … Continue reading

Posted in Analytics, Automated Customer Service, Awards, Best Practice, Candidate Experience, Career Development, Clients, Contact Centre Industry, CRM, Customer Experience, Customer Experience ROI, Customer Service Industry, Customer Success, Customers, Data, Douglas Jackson, Employees, Executive Search, Insight/Analytics, omni-channel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Europe’s finest- ECCCSAs 2019

It was the biggest yet, with 1300 attendees from over 24 countries arriving at the Battersea Evolution for the 2019 European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards. This year the event was hosted once again by Fiona Bruce, who was … Continue reading

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The Future of Work in Contact Centres

The Future of Work in Contact Centres was this years theme and a topical subject for the annual CCMA UK National Contact Centre Conference, which was once again held at the fabulous British Library. This event is always an informative, … Continue reading

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Voice Still King in Retail

I had the opportunity of attending a retail round-table event hosted by Ann-Marie Stagg and the CCMA in London last week, titled ‘The Future of Retail’. As you would expect, AI and Bots were heavily featured, although interestingly, voice was … Continue reading

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Retained Recruiter Academy

At Douglas Jackson, we are committed to keeping ourselves abreast with new and best industry practises, as well as brushing up on the more traditional ones. As a Senior Consultant within the business, and with over 8 years dedicated service, … Continue reading

Posted in Behavioural Assessment Tools, Behavioural Profiling, Best Practice, Contact Centre Industry, Customer Experience, customer service, Customer Strategy, Customer Success, Douglas Jackson, Employee Engagement, Executive Search, Recruitment, Recruitment Agency, Retained Recruitment, Retained Search, Retention | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Customer Experience Awards 2019

A 10th year anniversary for Awards International and the UK Customer Experience Awards. With almost 30 categories and 150 judges, the event was back at the amazing venue of Wembley Stadium, with the pitch being painstakingly prepared for the NFL … Continue reading

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The Culture Code for Customer Experience and launch of The Judge Club.

An early breakfast at The Ivy Covent Garden for the launch of ‘The Judge Club’ from Awards International. This independent, not for profit body has been created to help on board new judges, offer networking opportunities and advice across the … Continue reading

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Retained Search – Not Just For The C-Suite

Retained Search – Not Just For The C-Suite. A highly effective, thorough, professional process to help target and hire the right talent. Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Days- #ECCCSA18

So to the most prestigious event in the contact centre and customer service calendar. The European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards.  Once again held at the Battersea Evolution, this years theme ‘Around the world in 80 days’ a fitting … Continue reading

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