Recruitment-as-a-Service: an alternative low-cost recruitment model

The art of finding and employing talent has never been more awash with choice – of methods, technologies and media. The average business is now empowered like never before to speed up their hiring process, be more targeted in their search, and more accurate with attraction techniques. But what about the actual cost of hiring?….

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Build Trust, Grow Business with Customer Reviews

Online customer reviews and ratings are surging in importance for consumer businesses. It’s no wonder. Research shows that 92% of Internet users read product reviews when investigating a service or product, with 89% saying they influence their purchase decision. In the travel industry (where hotels, airlines, resorts and even the choice of food in the….

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Healthdirect: delivering health information and advice, online and on the phone

In the third in a series of exclusive client interviews, Matchboard speaks with Carlo Leonessa, General Manager, Service Delivery at Healthdirect Australia. What role does Healthdirect Australia fulfil in delivering health information and advice to the Australian public? Healthdirect Australia designs and delivers innovative services on behalf of governments to provide every Australian with 24/7 access to the….

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The ABC of WFM (Workforce Management)

Effective workforce management is essential if you want your contact centre to fulfil both business and customer objectives and engage your staff. Yet too often, workforce management activities are passed from one person to another without being properly taught. On top of this, many leaders responsible for workforce management don’t know the fundamentals, preventing them from judging….

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The magic of Web Voice Synchronisation

Every so often, a new three letter acronym appears in the world of sales and service, which is a game-changer.  Web Voice Synchronization, or WVS, is a hot new technology which is catching the eye of call centre and digital marketing executives alike. Essentially, it allows call centre agents to view the caller’s online behaviour before….

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Up close and personal at Australian Unity

In the second in a series of exclusive client interviews, Matchboard speaks with Bill Kanellis, Head of Contact Centres at Australian Unity.  Calls to health insurance providers can be very personal and emotional. How do you manage this human dimension of your customer conversations? Indeed it’s challenging to think of more personal or emotional needs than the health….

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Does your IT Service Desk deliver service excellence?

Customer satisfaction and IT Service Desks may seem unlikely companions.  But the reality is that Service Desks – which account for about 5% of inbound contact centre activity in Australia and New Zealand(*) – are a key contributor to the organisational pursuit of service excellence. Here are 6 tips to help you drive best practice in….

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The Recipe for a Perfect Call

Many people view Quality Assurance (QA) as a necessary evil within their call centre, “ticking the boxes” against relevant legislative and compliance requirements. But a good QA program also analyses the overall call flow and framework to design the recipe for a “perfect call”. In this article, we examine the ingredients of a successful outbound….

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Customer Experience Jargon Buster

Are you drowning in a sea of CX (customer experience) jargon and feeling a little bamboozled by smart data, personalisation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and customer journey mapping? Our CX Jargon Buster provides some quick definitions of the latest terms used in the world of customer experience.  Co-creation Co-creation is the process of a business….

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Top tips for web chat etiquette

An executive from Australia Post recently stated its contact centre was converting telephone customer service agents to digital agents at the rate of 12-15 people every two months.  Such is the growth in consumer demand in using email, social media and web chat to communicate with companies.  However it’s unreasonable to expect telephone customer service….

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Net Promoter Score – Tips and Traps

Net Promoter ScoreSM (NPS®) is the most popular customer experience metric measured by companies around the world, however many NPS programs don’t translate through to the desired gains.  Let’s look at several tips and traps in NPS deployments.  NPS uses a scale of 0 to 10 to divide customers into one of three groups: detractors (0-6), passives….

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Looking for more customers? There’s a new game in town.

Forbes, The New York Times, The Economist…they’ve all written feature stories about it.  “It” is a new approach to finding customers online which is changing the way marketing departments and ad agencies operate. Yet most senior executives are blissfully unaware of what “Programmatic” is all about. Programmatic is a semi-automated method of honing in on a….

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Resilience and happiness in the workplace

Resilience – our ability to bounce back not only from adversity but also to withstand stress and adapt more readily to constant changes in our environment – is one of the keys to success and blossoming in a world where we are often facing daily challenges and pressures, whether in our professional or personal life…..

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Top tips to navigate corporate procurement

Have you ever thought Procurement departments at large corporates are shrouded in mystery and strict protocol you don’t really understand?  Matchboard (1 of Westpac’s 200 Businesses of Tomorrow) is very grateful to the team at Westpac Sourcing for sharing their top tips on how to navigate Procurement processes: To be on a preferred panel or….

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