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10 Things that you can do to improve the employee experience

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TINYpulse recently published their 2019 Employee Engagement Report titled The End of Employee Loyalty. With reputedly one of the largest databases in the world for employee feedback, they are well positioned to provide real insights into employee engagement trends. In fact, from January to December of 2018 they were able to collect responses from over 25,000 employees, working in more than 1,000 different companies across 20 industries spread across Northern America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. One of the headline findings

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New tech at work and improving the employee experience – How to get it right – Interview with Carrie Duarte

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Today’s interview is with Carrie Duarte, Partner at PwC, Workforce of the Future Leader and Director on PwC’s U.S. Board. Carrie joins me today to talk about PwC’s new Tech at work and employee experience research report, the main findings, what they mean and what leaders should be doing about them. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Only 20 percent of support teams provide self service and other customer experience trends – Interview with Jeff Titterton –

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What your customer service agents’ top priorities should be in 2019

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This is a guest post from Chris Ryba, Director of Professional Services at VHT. With all the attention paid to the digital transformation and artificial intelligence, one important fact bears repeating: Your customers value ease and convenience in their customer service interactions, and they don’t much care about the technology your brand has invested in behind the scenes. In fact, CCW’s recent special report titled “Augmenting Contact Center Automation” found that 71 percent of customers, across all age demographics, still

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Only 20 percent of support teams provide self service and other customer experience trends – Interview with Jeff Titterton

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Today’s interview is with Jeff Titterton, CMO of Zendesk. Jeff joins me today to talk about the new Zendesk Customer Experience Trends Report 2019, the main findings of the report, what’s driving the widening gap between what customers expect and what companies can deliver and what can companies do to close the gap. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Most businesses would be shocked to see the experience they are inflicting on their customers – Interview with

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Have many B2B companies missed the customer experience revolution?

The customer experience in recent years has become increasingly complex. Despite this, however, a couple of simple things remain true: A business’ ability to retain customers is as important, if not more important, than its ability to acquire new customers, particularly when establishing a foundation for sustainable growth and long term success; and If the people and functions within business do not work closely and well together then they are unlikely to be able to deliver a great and consistent

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Most businesses would be shocked to see the experience they are inflicting on their customers – Interview with David Cancel

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Today’s interview is with David Cancel, serial entrepreneur and co-founder & CEO, Drift. He’s also the author of a new book called: Conversational Marketing: How the World’s Fastest Growing Companies Use Chatbots to Generate Leads 24/7/365 (and How You Can Too). David joins me today to talk about Drift, the book, why marketing and sales are broken, what conversational marketing and what companies should be doing differently. This interview follows on from my recent interview – What’s stopping you from

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Vice chairman of leading insurer believes it is time for a business reboot

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Late last year I spoke with Jason Stockwood, Vice Chairman of Simply Business, the UK’s favorite business insurance broker, about a new book he has just had published: Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy, Human Business in the Digital Age. The book aims to counter much of the news and commentary that predicts the massively negative effect that Artificial Intelligence and automation will have on jobs and aims to show how any organization can think freshly and benefit from technology by

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What’s stopping you from doing the best work of your life? – Interview with Aaron Dignan

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Today’s interview is with Aaron Dignan, founder of The Ready, an organization design and transformation firm, and author of a new book: Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? Aaron joins me today to talk about the book, the core problem it is trying to address, the idea of organizational debt, what’s stopping you from doing the best work of your life and some of the biggest problems they have faced in helping firms transform the way

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An Emotional Connection – The Key To Customer Loyalty

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This is a guest post from Rebecca Martin, CMO at Calabrio “Given the enormous opportunity to create new value, companies should pursue emotional connections as a science—and a strategy. But for most, building these connections is more guesswork than science. At the end of the day they have little idea what really works and whether their efforts have produced the desired results.” This sentiment, which rings as true today as it did in 2015 when it was written, was recently

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