Engage for Success: Get Engaged!

I came across this video from Engage for Success recently, and thought it was worth a share! What I love about this video is the statement "Engagement isn't something extra. It's what you do and how you do it." Simply put, employee engagement is all your culture. Creating a culture where people are...read more

Customers Keep No Secrets

In this day and age, customers keep no secrets—word spreads like rapid fire, fueled by social media and technology. A 2013 Customer Rage Study found that since 2011, the percentage of dissatisfied customers who rant about poor customer service on social-networking sites has almost doubled, from 19...read more

5 Things Customers Want to Hear in 2014

It’s 2014! Let’s start off the year doing what we should be doing all year round – making our customers happy! What customers really want is help: when they want it and when they need it. Don’t make customers seek out answers to problems or questions on their own. Be there and make it easy on them....read more

Top 15 Blog Posts of 2013

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! There are so many great blogs that we’ve posted over the past 12 months, that I wanted to keep up with tradition and give all of our readers a recap of the most popular blog posts of 2013! Enjoy! Samples at Random Sometimes being random is exactly what your...read more

3 Types of Employees & 4 Ways To Curb the Not-Engaged and Actively Disengaged Problem

Employee engagement (or lack thereof) has been a popular topic of conversation recently, as this issue is not something companies can afford to take lightly when 70% of Americans don’t show up to work committed to delivering their best performance, according to Gallup. I’ve wrote about the poor...read more

Retention Management Begins with Listening

Bob Seger once said “old friends good for the soul.” This thought has been weighing heavily on my minds as I prepare for a trip home, my first in several years. Old friends are also important to marketers and should be considered part of any organization’s retention management program. When I say...read more

The Customer Conversation: Setting the Stage for Effective Engagement

Increasingly, there is a lot of talk by experts about the need to collaborate with employees and customers; to have a conversation that leads to mutual benefit.  And these stakeholders want to talk, make no mistake about it. What they don't want to do, however, is to answer long lists of questions...read more

A Gentle (or Not so Gentle) Reminder

There comes a time when we need to be reminded. Sometimes a gentle reminder will do, other times we may need to be more forceful. Survey participants are no different.Seldom will we achieve our desired number of completes without resorting to some polite arm twisting. The Cvent online survey...read more

When Twitter Customer Support Goes Too Far

This last weekend I was moving the final things from the house we're selling into a storage unit. We rented a van to help us move so we didn't have to make a ton of trips back and forth. When picking up the van, the woman behind the counter was extremely rude to the person in front of us. It came...read more

Who's Responsible for Employee Engagement and Satisfaction?

Over the last few months, we've seen a trend. An increase in the number of organizations who are looking to measure employee satisfaction and engagement levels. While I've always believed employee satisfaction is the key to the ultimate customer experience goal of delighting the customer, it seems...read more
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