Wayfair’s innovative recruitment methods help drive their award winning customer service

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In the world of customer service, frontline roles are evolving and are doing so rapidly. As higher levels of self-service and the utilisation of artificial intelligence, chat bots and other tech applications take hold, frontline customer service roles are evolving such that they are now starting to require deeper level thinking and problem solving skills. This is supported by research done by BT futurist Nicola Millard who published a report in 2014 called SuperAgent 2020, which found that the 2

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Your frontline employees hold the keys to improving your customer experience

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The business world is abuzz at the moment with lots of talk of artificial intelligence and it’s potential applications, particularly when it comes to the use of tools like neural networks. But, what is a neural network? Well, first of all neural networks are properly known as artificial neural networks (ANNs) and these are commonly described as‘ an interconnected system of neurons, as in the brain or other parts of the nervous system’. Now, ANNs are fascinating and offer so

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The power of social recognition in employee engagement – Interview with Ketti Salemme of TINYpulse

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Today’s interview is with Ketti Salemme, Senior Communications Manager at TINYpulse, an employee engagement platform that combines pulse surveys, peer recognition, and performance reviews. Ketti joins me today to talk about employee engagement, surveys and creative work hacks that drive the development of a great culture and employee satisfaction. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Insights from inside some of the world’s highest performing organisations – Interview with Brian MacNeice – and is number 211 in the

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Insights from inside some of the world’s highest performing organisations – Interview with Brian MacNeice

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Today’s interview is with Brian MacNeice, Managing Director, Kotinos Partners & Co-Author of Powerhouse: Insider accounts into the world’s top high-performance organizations. He joins me today to talk about the book, some of the amazing companies that they interviewed in the course of researching the book and what we can learn from them. This interview follows on from my recent interview – The future is arriving now. Are you ready? – Interview with Anthony Abbatiello of Deloitte – and is

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Building a culture of good engages customers, employees and drives business results – Interview with Ryan McCarty and Scott Moorehead

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Today’s interview is with Ryan McCarty and Scott Moorehead, founders of Culture of Good and the authors of a new book: Build a Culture of Good. They join me today to talk about their company, their mission, their new book and how companies can boost their revenue and improve employee engagement by helping their people create positive change in the world on a daily basis all while doing their jobs. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Creating

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How middle managers can boost employee engagement and customer experience

It’s pretty well understood that having a high level of employee engagement fuels better levels of service, a more engaging customer experience and better business results. Gallup research supports this and shows that firms with a highly engaged workforce experience tend to have: 37% less absenteeism; Between 25% and 65% lower staff turnover, depending on the industry; Up to 41% fewer quality issues; 48% fewer safety incidents; 28% less shrinkage; 10% higher customer ratings; 21% higher productivity; and 22% higher

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Employee engagement: Beyond surveys

This is a guest post from Jean-Marc Robillard, Director of Marketing with nGUVU. After listening to an interview recently (ref: Podcast – Jo Moffatt interviews Adrian Swinscoe), I found myself vehemently nodding in agreement during the entire broadcast, and had to share some of my conclusions with Adrian on this very same blog. It’s true, employee surveys abound. And don’t get me wrong, surveys can be a vital first step in discovering how employees perceive their work environment, corporate culture, and

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Is it time to stop talking about employee engagement?

Today’s podcast interview is a little different as it is an interview that I did earlier this year with the folks over at Engage For Success. My interviewer is Jo Moffat and over the course of our discussion we attempt to tackle the question: Is it time to stop talking about employee engagement? This interview follows on from my recent interview – Technology has made people very productive but it has undermined their creativity – Interview with Chris Lewis –

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If you are in employee engagement then you are in management development as well – Interview with Jim Barnett of Glint

Today’s interview is with Jim Barnett, who is the chief executive officer, co-founder and chairman of Glint, an employee engagement platform which uses machine learning and real-time, data-driven decisions to help improve company culture, increase engagement, and positively affect employee retention. Jim joins me today to talk about employee engagement, what is an engaged employee, the main challenges to improving engagement, what Glint are up to and the sort of impact that they are having on their client’s businesses. This

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