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4 Proven Ways to Achieve Proactive Customer Service

4 Proven Ways to Achieve Proactive Customer Service

Proactivity in customer service is an efficient way of cementing customer loyalty while simultaneously decreasing service calls and ticket traffic by solving problems before they even come into existence. It does not necessarily mean anticipating your customer's every move. Rather it consists of predicting their needs and issues, while proactively providing them with solutions. Proactivity in customer service can be achieved by:

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Social Media: A Direct Path to Better Customer Service

Social Media A Direct Path to Better Customer Service

Oftentimes, news of an organization's social customer care (or lack thereof) goes viral and for a short amount of time, the business is put under the microscope by news outlets and social media users. It is at this point where its online presence and history are closely monitored. This provides it with an opportunity to impress curious users who decide to take a look at the services it provides and grow its customer base. But creating content in the hopes of going viral is not the only way an organization can leverage the ever growing popularity of social media. In fact, it is the most uncommon. Below is a list of ways that you can use your social media presence to strengthen customer loyalty and increase foot traffic to your business:

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4 Ways Millennials Are Changing the Healthcare Customer Service Game

3 Ways to Cure Corporate Amnesia Through Knowledge Management

The number of Millennials today has reportedly surpassed that of Baby Boomers to become the largest generation group in the US. Consequently, they not only dominate the commercial industry but also have a great influence on healthcare, meaning that in order for providers to stay on top of the generational shift, they need to develop their capabilities to cater to a more tech savvy population. Here are some of the ways Millennials have changed healthcare:

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5 Ways to Remedy a Bad Customer Service Situation

5 Ways to Remedy a Bad Customer Service Situation

No matter how hard you may try, delivering great customer service all the time may simply not be possible. Even if you take your job seriously, slip ups will inevitably occur. Significantly, providing perfect customer service is not what makes your organization great, rather it is the way in which you handle bad situations with customers. Here are a few tips on how to remedy a bad customer service situation:

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4 Compelling Reasons to Outsource Your IT Help Desk

4 Compelling Reasons to Outsource Your IT Help Desk

While keeping your help desk close to home may have its advantages, sometimes its processes become too much to handle and outsourcing your service desk begins to appear like a better option. Listed below are several advantages to consider for outsourcing your help desk to a third party vendor.

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9 Valuable Tips From Knowledge Management Experts

9 Valuable Tips From Knowledge Management Experts

Knowledge management (KM) is the cornerstone of any organization. It is what employers use to function and what they rely on to provide good customer service. Giva has compiled nine nugget tips from four KM experts:

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Is Your Customer Service Team Lacking in These 4 Areas?

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

You answer the ringing phone on your desk. "Customer Service. How may I help you?" The response you receive is high pitched with agitation. "Hello, I've been waiting for 3 days and I still have not received my..." You can sense that the caller has sat through many long phone calls before she was able to finally reach you, the Customer Care Manager. She complains about the careless attitude of your company's CS representatives, the slow response time and a long list of other things. You understand from her complaints that she has been repeatedly ignored, lied to and made to chase her own tail. This is the fifth time you receive a call like this today and decide that something must be done.

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7 Best Practices for Knowledge Management Organizational Culture

Knowledge Management Best Practices

The effective implementation of Knowledge Management (KM) can reap great rewards. A decrease in expenses will take place even if an increase in revenue does not occur. However, the reality is that not all businesses are capable of building successful KM databases and most of their issues lie with organizational culture. Here are seven best practices in organizational culture that can help in ensuring a lucrative KM initiative:

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4 Steps to Strengthen Your Digital Customer Service Strategy

Digital Customer Service Strategy

Traditional customer service was very simple. A customer would visit or call the vendor, ask for assistance and that was that. But things have changed. Today, CS points of contact are numerous, more distant and require much more maintenance. However, the one element that has remained a constant all throughout these changes is the end-goal; customer satisfaction. Consequently, businesses are always looking for new ways to further develop their newly digital customer service systems. Listed below are four ways which can make this possible:

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4 Ways Governments Can Improve Service Level Agreements

Improving Service Level Agreements

Service level agreements (SLA) are formal agreements made between two or more parties as it pertains to a particular service. These documents provide guidelines for both the provider and the consumer during the life of a specified contract. A subsidiary of the Canadian Government, called Shared Services Canada (SSC), was formed in 2011 and took aim at adjusting certain parameters around SLAs within the Government of Canada in order to ensure efficiency.

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