Category Archives: Leadership

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

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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

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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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Enterprise social networks are changing the employee and customer engagement landscape

Our Guest Blog this week comes from David Naylor. David is the Managing Director of Chief Customer Officers, a specialist consultancy that helps companies who want to deliver great customer experiences but are struggling to understand their customers and frustrated by their inward … Continue reading

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Celebrating Success – How do you do it?

We don’t know if it is just us but there seems to be a fair amount of positivity and excitement in the air at the moment; perhaps it is the arrival of summer with temperatures predicted in the mid 20’s … Continue reading

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Contact Centres – The Future Leaders training ground

Given the number of headlines surrounding redundancies, unemployment and job shortages, a discussion ensued at DJHQ about opportunities and careers in general and how each of us have developed our careers based upon the opportunities available to us, which admittedly, were … Continue reading

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Creating a Winning Culture

For the first of the Douglas Jackson Guest Blogs we are delighted to welcome to the stage Jason Wright; Jason is a Senior Leadership professional presently working in the Contact Centre industry for a FTSE 100 company.  Jason has many years’ experience as … Continue reading

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Great Interview Presentation & Preparation

In our role of recruiting Executive & Managerial appointments for the Call Centre and Customer Service industry, the consultants at Douglas Jackson are lucky enough to work with and represent some really talented and inspiring people, teams and departments.

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Best Practice across the Contact Centre Industry:

Douglas Jackson are delighted to have confirmed our attendance for another year at the 2012 Customer Contact Planning Conference. We look forward to catching up with our long established and trusted contacts, whilst having the opportunity to also meet and engage … Continue reading

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