We are all on a constant journey to perfect the art of conversation with our customers and candidates. To further understand our changing industry, CloudCall conducted a survey in early 2020, prior to the global pandemic, to gage when, how and why professionals and managers prefer specific communication tactics. The research report: Perfecting the Art of Conversation shaped our conversation at Bullhorn EngageX.
To get the most out of your sales team and drive them towards achieving improved results you will need to measure their performance. Sales management dashboards have long been the go-to for monitoring high-level performance. They allow you to filter down data, highlighting only the key elements that provide valuable insight into a team’s success. Read More
How many hours a month are spent leaving voicemails? Shockingly a team of 50 reps leave on average 1,277 hours of voicemails per month1, approximately 26 hours each. That’s a lot of time being potentially wasted. Increasing productivity by leaving effective voicemails may sound simple, but it’s not always as easy as it seems.
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be a challenging time for businesses. For retail businesses, apart from increased sales in-store and online, customers are also more likely to contact customer service over queries such as delivery or collection of orders, product availability, and making returns or exchanges. For Technical Support teams, however, it may actually mean a drop in the number of inbound calls but they also have to manage staff taking holiday and working on a reduced schedule. Sustaining high levels of customer service during this time can actually give businesses the chance to shine and build up customer loyalty that will last them throughout the coming year.
The support function is an important aspect of any business. They are responsible for the customer’s experience, post-sale. They are here to help resolve issues and answer queries, to provide a high quality of service which ensures that their customers’ opinions of the products or services that they purchased and their opinions about the company itself, do not change in the long term.
CRM systems have taken a significant role in all companies – from start-ups to big corporations. Sales teams use it to manage their pipelines. Sourcing teams use it to manage their suppliers. Support teams use it as their knowledge base. Some companies even choose to integrate their accounting system into their CRM, in order to have a 360˚ view of their customer profiles. Here, we will break down five ways to improve CRM system efficiency.
As a business, you know that it’s essential to communicate with your customers through a variety of channels; through phone, email, website form requests and social media. But even with these various channels, 46% of customers still prefer to communicate via the telephone, according to a report conducted by Vodafone. With this in mind, how can you ensure that you are doing enough to meet your customers’ needs when they contact your business?