Category Archives: Customer Contact

Searching For Excellence and Geisha Recruiters???

Searching for excellence; Japanese culture strives for perfection, the bullet train, the geisha, sushi chef….many people see recruitment as easy but to become an expert takes time…… Continue reading

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The New Customer and Employee Landscape

What a few months, outside of the movies, I don’t think the majority of us could have ever planned or thought the country would be in lockdown, or in the grip of pandemic as we are. On the whole, we … Continue reading

Posted in AI, Best Practice, Business Planning, Contact Centre Industry, Customer Contact, Customer Experience, Customer Service Industry, Customer Success, Customers, Digital Experience, Diversity and Inclusion, Douglas Jackson, Employee Engagement, Employees, Executive Search, Hiring, Homeworking, Leadership, multi channel customer experience, omni-channel, Personal Development, Recruitment, Robotics, Self-Management, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Transformation/Change | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Personalisation Of The Customer Journey – CCMA Seminar

I attended another great CCMA seminar in London, focused on the customer journey and how personalising the approach with customers can affect productivity within the contact centre. The afternoon kicked off at the De Vere Connaught Rooms in Holborn with … 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

Posted in Best Practice, Candidate Experience, Candidates, Career Development, Contact Centre Industry, Customer Contact, Customer Experience, customer service, Customer Service Industry, Recruitment, Retention, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management | 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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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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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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CXFO – What We Can Do Tomorrow

This week we joined The CXFO for their inaugural London Launch meeting, ‘What We Can Do Tomorrow’, held at The Pirate Castle; a community boating charity and multi-use venue for water-based activities on the canal, as well as offering spaces for … Continue reading

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Customer Experience – What Does it Mean to You?

  What does Customer Experience mean to you? It seems there is still a lot of confusion around Customer Experience.  In an article from  Beth Richardson of IJ Golding Customer Experience Consultancy investigates customer experience job vacancies.  Beth highlighted something … Continue reading

Posted in Analytics Recruitment, Contact Centre Industry, Customer Contact, Customer Experience, Customer Experience ROI, customer insight, customer service, Customer Service Industry, Customer Strategy, Growth of Customer Experience, multi channel customer experience, Recruitment, Recruitment Agency, Retained Recruitment, Social Recruitment, Video Recruitment Tools | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards ECCCSA’s 2017

Wow, what a scene, it truly was a spectacular sight as we entered the grand hall at the Battersea Evolution for the ECCCSA’s, European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards.

Posted in Awards, Contact Centre Industry, Customer Contact, Customer Experience, Customer Service Industry, Customer Strategy, Digital Experience, Douglas Jackson, multi channel customer experience, omni-channel, Social Customer Service | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment