Staff Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is one of the top items on board agendas right now. Talent is rare, key skills are scarce and competition for people who can walk the talk is fierce. Organizations want to ensure they have their staff fully engaged in their vision, mission and goals.

But how does a business go about ensuring this engagement is there? Measuring it is a great place to start – and ensuring it’s being measured ongoing is important too. In this section, we’ve got articles that will show you how to do just that. There’s also a goldmine of information on ways you can engage with your teams to help them perform their best and stay with your organization for the long run.

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Best Practice for Service Desks Infographic

We love hearing from our Service Desk customers about the amazing response rates they get using Customer Thermometer surveys, but what's also inspiring are the best practice strategies to maximize effectiveness. Thorough customer feedback contributes…
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100 Practical Ways to Improve Customer Experience: Book Review

Usually Customer Experience business books come out of the experience of a single person, and often also a single company, which has had a reputation for generating good CX results. This month, we've been reading a book on Customer Experience…
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Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers: Book Review

David Meerman Scott's New Rules of Marketing and PR is one of the books I often associate with the start up phase of Customer Thermometer. Meerman Scott's insights into content marketing and the concept of generating great content to bring…
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The Ultimate Question 2.0: NPS Book Review

Fred Reichheld published The Ultimate Question in 2006, at a time when thought-leaders started investigating the impact of customer service on a company's success and profitability. Telephone complaints lines and long-form surveys had been the…
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Blue Ocean Shift: Book Review

When Blue Ocean Strategy by W Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne came out in 2004 it was a seismic book. The thrust of Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) is that companies must create and drive up elements of remarkable customer experience to be different…
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Punk CX: Book Review

Adrian Swinscoe writes on customer experience and customer service for publications like Forbes and the BBC. Punk CX is his second book covering the topic of CX. We've all read books where the author has hit upon a good business idea and…
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How to Assess Employee Engagement Using Simple Surveys

It's natural to focus on how our customers regard us and our business, but how much attention are we paying to how our employees feel? Employee engagement can be easily overlooked with the numerous priorities facing us, but we really should…
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Quirkology: Book Review

So, this month we've taken a wander through Richard Wiseman's book Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives. Richard Wiseman is a truly interesting scientist and psychologist. He explains complex points on human interaction in an…
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Rebel Ideas: Book Review

I loved Matthew Syed's book Black Box Thinking, (which we reviewed here) so I was excited to get stuck into his new offering, Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking. Syed was recently appointed to a very diverse board of thinkers advising…
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Emoji Use in Business: a Research Report

Emoji, emoticons, icons and star and smiley ratings are all around us but how much do we really know about attitudes to their use in business? We wanted to find out! So we commissioned independent research; asking 1000 US citizens how and when…
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25 Exit Survey Questions and Template

Retaining staff can be enormously challenging, especially in highly dynamic, fast-paced industries. Ongoing, continuous and routine employee surveys help by providing a valuable communications pipeline, enabling personnel to express their concerns…
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Customer Experience Strategies to Boost Loyalty

The average cost for a business to acquire a customer is roughly 5-25 times the cost for retaining a customer, so it's safe to say that it's worth investing in customer loyalty. But how *do* you maintain loyalty in your customer base? You…