Category Archives: Leadership

Returning to the office…Covid Recovery for business…

Are you thinking about the key considerations for getting your team back to the office post Covid. Is your communication and employee engagement high enough? Continue reading

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Basketball, Burgers and Resilient Leadership.

What does basketball and burgers have to do with resilient leadership? Learn more in this short article. Continue reading

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Digital Online Innovation For The Digital Experience Awards 2020

A round up from a truly virtual UK Digital Experience Awards 2020 from Hannah Louise Cox, with Awards International. 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

Emergency Measures and The Future

I have had the pleasure of talking to some great senior managers across different industries throughout the UK over the last week. Having listened to several individuals and teams which have been implementing ‘emergency measures’ across their customer functions driven … 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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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

Posted in Best Practice, Candidate Experience, Contact Centre Industry, Continuous Improvement, Continuous Improvement/Process Improvment, Customer Contact, Customer Experience, Customer Experience ROI, customer insight, Digital Experience, Douglas Jackson, Employee Engagement, Employees, Growth of Customer Experience, Insight/Analytics, Leadership, Motivation, multi channel customer experience, omni-channel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Being Your Personal Best: Customer Strategy and Planning 2018

This week #TeamDJ were back in Harrogate, (who now have their very own Ivy restaurant for those foodies planning a trip), for the Customer Strategy and Planning Conference from The Forum. The Forum are now in their 19th year, in … Continue reading

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Are Your Leaders Hiring the Right Person?

How confident are you, or your leaders, when it comes to hiring the right person for your business? Following a recent business survey, The Recruiting Times found that 55% of business leaders believe their lack of recruitment credentials, process, or … Continue reading

Posted in Analytics Recruitment, Behavioural Assessment Tools, Behavioural Profiling, Best Practice, Contact Centre Industry, Douglas Jackson, Employee Engagement, Executive Search, Hiring, Interviews, Leadership, Recruitment Agency, Retained Recruitment, Retained Search, Retention, Social Recruitment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

UK Customer Experience Awards 2016

Last week we were back at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge for the 2016 UK Customer Experience Awards. With one of the best views from a hotel lobby in London,(in our opinion), this event just gets bigger each year, with … Continue reading

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The Customer, The C-Suite and The ?

Earlier this year in the Gartner Executive Survey CEO’s put customer service as the most important priority after growth. “The big rise of explicit mentions of the word “customer” was very noticeable in the results of this year’s survey,” Mark … Continue reading

Posted in Contact Centre Industry, Customer Contact, Customer Experience, Customer Experience ROI, customer service, Customer Service Industry, Customer Strategy, Customers, Employee Engagement, Employees, Growth of Customer Experience, Leadership, multi channel customer experience | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thinking About Relocating Your Contact Centre Career? Part 2

Following on from our earlier blog post Thinking About Relocating You Career to Exotic Shores which featured some tips, experiences and advice from some Contact Centre Managers and Leaders, who have relocated their lives and careers to India, South Africa … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement – Episode 2 ‘The Prequel’

For our Guest Blog this week we are delighted to welcome back Karen Wenborn, Customer Experience Evangelist and a real advocate for Employee Engagement.   Karen’s previous Guest Blog was one of the most read and searched Douglas Jackson articles in … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Hire a Customer Experience Director or Chief Customer Officer?

For those of us working across the Customer Contact space, Customer Experience is not a new concept, however, dependant on which company, or organisation you talk to, the understanding and use of Customer Experience and the people employed within this … Continue reading

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So You Want to Become a Customer Service Leader?

Attracting and Retaining Customer Contact employees is an on-going challenge faced by our industry.  We all want to see more of those who choose to start a Customer Service and Contact Centre career, stay,  prosper and where possible, go on to … Continue reading

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