Webinar Q & A: The Value of Employee Engagement on Customer Metrics

On Thursday, we sponsored an eWorkshop about the value of employee engagement on customer metrics with Demand Metric. We had great quetsions come in that we unfortunately did not have enough time to get to, but have answered below! If you missed the eWorkshop or would like to watch it again, the...read more

Employee Retention is the New Black

When the word retention comes to mind we often turn to customer retention first. After all, retention management programs are a key component to successful growth of the customer base. However, as the economy continues to slowly move out of the depths, another version of retention is becoming...read more

Key Driver Analysis vs Industry Benchmarking

While we do not dispute that comparison to competitors and other organizations within your own industry is important, we have found that starting with feedback from within your own organization is the most beneficial place begin. Companies share many of the same industry challenges, and even...read more

Are Your Employees Watching the Clock All Day?

What’s the vibe in your office? Are your employees engaged or are they watching the clock all day in hopes that 5 o’clock will roll around as quickly as possible? Well – according to a recent study conducted by Gallup, seven out of 10 employees have “checked out” and/or are "actively disengaged"....read more

Heard It On The X(tab)

There are a few go to techniques that we use for survey data analysis. The primary tool used for analyzing survey data is the crosstab. There are fancier multivariate techniques, and those have their place, but for everyday use the crosstab is the preferred method for analyzing nominal and ordinal...read more

Who Owns the Customer?

A study recently conducted by the CMO Council and SAS brought up an interesting question…Who owns the customer? The overall thrust of the study was to highlight the gaps and opportunities for CMOs to partner with their colleague in arms the CIO. In this day of ever increasing data it is critical for...read more

AWKWARD! Avoiding Awkward Moments in Employee Feedback

Collecting feedback from employees and asking the right questions can be difficult. And, let's be honest, sometimes it's downright awkward! But it's critical if you want to improve employee satisfaction, loyalty and retention. Couple those goals with the fact that employee engagement is the next...read more

Customer Satisfaction + Importance

Customer satisfaction measurement can be best described as part art, part science, and part intuition. Regardless of how you view it there are several moving parts to this equation. Satisfaction, as a measure itself, is part of a larger equation centered on profitability. When designing a...read more

Do Something Others Dont—Listen to Your Customers

I read a great article by Donna Fluss in CRM Magazine recently, Surveys Alone Are Not the Answer. What really hooked me was this statement: After years of analyzing exceptional service organizations, it's clear to me that the organizations that deliver great service do something that others...read more

Customer Profitability Requires a Good First Date

The season of Valentine’s brings out the best in some and the worst in others. Many of us find ourselves reminiscing about first dates and whether or not the date led to a meaningful relationship. The same romantic wonderings can be applied to the customer – company relationship. When cast in this...read more
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