Human skills technology cannot replace  

 

Today, so much is automated by technology, you could be forgiven for thinking why you need humans to run the customer service side of your business anymore!  Yes, there are many frequently asked questions to answer a lot of enquiries, but technology will always lack some vital human qualities, like these …

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How the Coronavirus affects New Zealand businesses and what to do about it

    coronavirus

China is New Zealand’s biggest trading partner so if China is having a crisis, so are we (along with many other countries).

 

Take tourism for example.  As New Zealand’s second-largest international visitor, as well as one of the most valuable in terms of holiday spend, Chinese visitors have a very important part to play in New Zealand’s tourism industry. How significant the effects will be since the rapid increase of the Coronavirus is unsure, but with 30 flights operating between New Zealand and China, the fallout will unfold over the coming months.

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How a Call Centre can Help your Brand

brand perception

When it comes to building a cohesive brand for your business, customer service is usually overlooked.  And this is where the business can really suffer when not handled properly.

Brand awareness is when a potential customer recognises a brand from specific characteristics.  It could be the colour, music (jingle), catch-phrase or image the customer recognises. We all know Apple products simply by the apple image and we are heavily influenced by what that apple represents (technology, quality, price point etc).

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How to Ensure Great Customer Service over the Christmas Break

Typically, Christmas is a time when your permanent staff are slowing down and planning their summer holiday.   However, Christmas is also infamous for customer care centres to be at their busiest!   Last minutes demands or scheduling appointments while retailers dealing with product returns due to the wrong size, wrong colour or wrong delivery.

To retain those loyal customers and stay on top of things here are a few tips to keep your business ticking along nicely so you can think about winding down.

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How to Prevent Call Center Agent Burnout

We have often talked about how demanding being a contact center agent is. Whether they are dealing with routine queries or angry customers, it can be an intense job that leads to stress and ultimately lack of motivation and decrease in productivity. It is therefore essential that managers act before this happens and reduce the risk of agent burnout. Continue reading

How to Design a Call Centre Training Programme

Training your contact centre staff is essential to conveying your brand’s message, delivering outstanding customer service, create a knowledge base in your company and motivating your staff. However, for many contact centres, training is limited to learning how to use systems and listening in to calls next to a more experienced agent for days. Continue reading