Customer Service Training for 3 Conflict Generators

Customer conflict is often generated by one of three things: Company Error, Customer Error, or Policies and Regulations. Your staff needs to be trained on how to react and respond to these specific conflicts, as each demands a different strategy.

Purposeful Customer Service

When it comes to customer service, hope is not a strategy. Customer service must be purposeful. You can hire the nicest people in the world, but you still must give them direction, teach the best practices, and continue to reinforce your customer service strategy so that employees are continuously reminded and motivated on what and how to deliver your brand of customer service.

Long Forgotten? Use Customer Service Skills to Stir Old Accounts Back to Life

When accounts go quiet, don’t assume the customer is going away. Use excellent customer service skills to find out what is going on. They may be waiting, occupied with something else, or have simply forgotten where you are or how to reach you! One effort at reactivation can make the difference between a customer who comes once and disappears forever, and a customer who comes once, is invited back and stays with you forever.

Let’s Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day!

April 24, 2013 was Administrative Professionals Day. It’s an important day to remember the important work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other professionals.

5 Irrefutable Customer Service Truths

Customer service is essential for the success of any organization. Here are five of the most critical success factors in any customer service organization.

8 Ways to Improve Customer Satisfaction

Want to improve customer satisfaction? Be sure you know the best ways to make it happen! Here are eight proven ways to improve customer satisfaction by finding out what they value, what they care about, and what they really want.

3 Steps for Evaluating Your Service

Your ability to build customer service success must begin with an honest self exam of how you are doing right now. These three steps will give you a snapshot of where you are and where you need to improve in the months and years to come!

Five Steps to Managing Complaints on Social Media

Social media is a customer service tool that has great potential beyond what most companies are currently using. Outlets such as Facebook and Twitter offer the opportunity for companies to enhance the customer service experience by posting value-added content. Often, however, their only involvement is to monitor what customers are saying about them on social media.

How to Write Your First Help Wanted Ad

When you’re looking to hire new employees, you want to write ads for the open positions that will draw great candidates to your business. You want candidates who are both strong and fitting for what you’re looking for. An effective help wanted ad will help you successfully achieve these goals.

Intellectual Property Awareness

What happens if you’re trying to do business on a national or global level?  One thing is certain. You’re going to have intellectual property issues to deal with. And you may not even realize that these issues exist. Here are a few things to think about in determining whether you need outside help.

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