You might think that your business has “pretty good” customer service. Congratulations! That’s a whole lot better than having “pretty bad” customer service. But don’t rest on your laurels just yet. Think about the organizations that YOU chose to do business with. Are you more likely to select a service provider that is “pretty good” […]
Bending the Rules in Customer Service
We hope you enjoy this guest post by Customer Service Guru Dan Goss Before starting to write about customer service, I spent two years as a high-ranking barista in a popular chain cafe in the UK, and for most of that time I was at the forefront of our store’s customer service efforts. I am […]
The Weakest Link of Customer Service
Some of us remember the lady in the long black trench coat who hosted the short lived but interesting television program called ‘The Weakest Link.’ A recent service experience made me think of the title of this show.
A Tale of Two Airlines
Traveling can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare. Can I hear a rousing ‘AMEN’ to that?! As in every service situation, the experience can be made better or worse by the customer service personnel you encounter.
Social Media Strategy Drives Employee Engagement
Spherion Staffing commissioned a study by Harris Interactive on the Emerging Workforce. The study identified key strategies to help organizations become socially engaged and ultimately, positively impact business performance.
“Of Course!” Customer Service in Two Words
When traveling, I always observe how hospitality and customer service makes me like or dislike a location or business. Let me tell you, customer service and memorable hospitality is alive and thriving in Greece!
Do Your Signs Send the Right Customer Service Message?
Signs can reinforce your brand and your customer service commitment or they can negate the very image you are trying to project. When was the last time you did an audit of the visual first impressions received by your customers?
Certifications to Build Customer Service Skills and Careers
The experts at Software Advice, an online resource for customer service software buyers, recently compiled a summary of customer service certifications that can be obtained by service professionals. As is true with any profession in a highly competitive job market, certifications can give a job seeker an advantage over their competitors.
Smile + Personalization = Customer Service Success
How many times have you purchased something when it was just a transaction? How different when you the customer become a person with a LIFE in which the customer service representative takes genuine interest.
Come Sail Away from Competitors with Customer Service
This weekend I took a stroll down memory lane at a fantastic Styx and Foreigner Soundtrack of Summer concert. What was interesting to me from a business and customer service standpoint was the many ways the audience was involved in the concert.