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Interview with Bizcover CEO Michael Gottlieb on winning with customer experience

BizCover is a leading online insurance company serving the SME market across Australia and New Zealand, with 170,000 customers. In this exclusive interview, CEO Michael Gottlieb talks about Bizcover’s winning approach to customer experience, and where the future opportunity lies. How does the customer experience at BizCover, differ from traditional insurance brokers? Most SMEs are….

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A guide to increasing contact centre agent productivity

While it may once have been seen as counter-intuitive, working from home is perceived as a way to unlock greater employee happiness and productivity. But it’s not the only way to uplift efficiencies. Managers can also leverage enhanced quality processes and training programs, outsource non-core work and deploy smart technologies. Some of the technologies covered….

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Top tender tips for a winning proposal

With face-to-face relationship building opportunities declining through Covid, producing a stand-out tender submission has never been more crucial for winning new business. A proposal that effectively demonstrates your understanding of what’s required, how you’ll provide a successful solution, and a clear picture of what your solution will deliver for the client, are all compelling reasons….

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How to ensure CX is prioritised in a cost-cutting environment

This 16-page ebook presents invaluable strategies for CX leaders to prove value amidst a cost-cutting pandemic environment.  Forrester has noted that while CEOs’ top 3 focus areas are revenue growth, profit growth and stock price, “many CX professionals struggle when it comes to proving the financial benefits of their projects and justifying their positions.” This….

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Interview with Celeste Carnovale at Hertz: Customer Service, Culture and Covid

Celeste Carnovale is Customer Care Centre Lead, Asia Pacific at Hertz. In this exclusive interview, she shares Covid learnings, cultural differences in customer service, and the big trend in contact centres.   In what ways did customer service at Hertz change during Covid? As you can imagine, when the breakout initially happened, many customers had….

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2021 Global Contact Centre KPI Benchmarking Report

This KPI benchmarking report* is based on the average performance of a sample size of 2,200+ organisations around the world, from a wide range of industries. The pandemic has changed contact centre metrics across the board, and those examined include: – average talk time – average speed of answer – abandonment rate – hold time…..

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing: RPO benefits, models and services

In this article, we describe everything you need to know about RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing), from models and services to cost and operational benefits! What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing? RPO is a form of outsourcing whereby one organisation contracts with a specialist company to handle all or parts of its talent acquisition and hiring process…..

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Behind the wheel of Member Experience at Car Next Door

In this exclusive interview with Matchboard, Glen Robinson takes us behind the wheel of Member Experience at Car Next Door – Australia’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing platform and recognised as one of Westpac’s top 20 businesses of tomorrow. What are the key metrics you use to measure customer success and satisfaction? We use a range….

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Offshoring and Outsourcing: Definitions, Models and Segments

Outsourcing is the contracting of a service to a third party. The outsourcing industry is broken down into segments, the largest of which are BPO and ITO (collectively referred to by some as IT-BPO). These two segments are estimated to represent a global market value of US$700 billion.  ITO is the larger of the two…..

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What differentiates Sri Lanka for Business Process Outsourcing

Unlike many industries, business process outsourcing (BPO) has continued to grow through the pandemic. COVID-19 caused an increase in activity for banks, insurance companies, government agencies and so many others, who struggled to cope internally and turned to outsource partners for help. Increased comfort with remote working and the need for strong business continuity arrangements….

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Matchboard launches 2021 Guide to Technology for Contact Centres and Customer Experience

March 2021, Sydney: Matchboard has launched its Guide to Technology for Contact Centres and CX (2021 edition) to provide technology buyers with an independent overview of the most popular technologies powering and transforming today’s customer experience. In launching the Guide, Matchboard’s Sharon Melamed said, “The contact centre/CX software marketplace is changing so rapidly, with new….

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61 Essential Facts about Outsourcing to Fiji

Fiji has been called “the contact centre industry’s best-kept secret” and the “new frontier” of business process outsourcing. It may not be the first country that comes to mind for Australian and New Zealand businesses looking to outsource, but that may be about to change. Government and industry are making a concerted effort in 2021….

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Interview with Mattie Minas, GM, Customer Contact Centres at Spotless Group

In this exclusive interview with Spotless Group, Mattie Minas, General Manager, Customer Contact Centres, reveals COVID learnings at one of the largest providers of integrated facilities services in Australia. How did the Spotless contact centre change through Covid? The biggest change for our Contact Centre was a transition from a 100% office-based environment to a….

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How Fiji stacks up as an outsourcing destination versus the Philippines

When considering setting up a team offshore, most Australian businesses think of the Philippines as their only choice. Fiji, however, is a compelling alternative for a wide range of services, from accounting and HR support to lead generation and customer service. This white paper*, particularly useful for small and mid-size businesses, draws a comparison between….

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NSW Minister for Customer Service reveals top 5 digital transformations

He says he’s “proud to be a geek”, but that’s an understatement: in two short years as Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello has systematically transformed the way the citizens of NSW interact with Government. Where once Government was seen as a laggard in customer experience, now they’re leading the way. Matchboard asked Minister Dominello….

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