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A majority of organizations are using some sort of community based support model or have considered doing such. The question is, are you seeing the results and cultivating real relationships with your customers?
It is known customer communities can be an incredible source of support, for both your customers and your organization.
In this episode, I have invited Michael Pace (Customer Support & Community Management Executive) to join myself on Voice of the Customer Radio to discuss “Community”.
Learn about communities and community management for all levels of the enterprise Uncover the tremendous benefits of this unique “self” service tool Step by step assessment guide on how to get started Technical options available for you Questions to Reviewed:
What is a community or support community? And how are they beneficial/
How do they impact engagement? C-Sat? Reducing Costs? Driving top line growth?
How did you get involved in communities?
Where do you start?
Once you are up and running, how do you keep your customers engaged?
How do you get executive buy in to pursue?
People – what kind of people do you need to be community managers? How do you hire/
What kinds of tools are available?
Are there any resources to help get folks started?
Dr. Gary Rhoads, founder of Allegiance and renowned expert in customer feedback, loyalty and engagement, stops by to talk to us about the science of customer engagement. He also discusses how you can begin implementing engagement techniques today! Are your customers merely satisfied?
Special Guest: Inji Duducu, Group HR Director, Benenden
An experienced & energetic HR Director, Inji has built a reputation for creating people strategies which deliver bottom line improvements through building capability, operational excellence, cultural change & engaged people.
Inji is an energetic and solutions driven senior HR Professional, with a track record in delivering business results through a creative and inspiring people agenda. She has held a number of senior HR roles in industry. Recently Inji has been the Group HR Director of the CPPGroup Plc, overseeing a period of business transformation across 16 countries. This resulted in CPP being awarded “Ones to Watch” status in the 2012 Best Companies Survey, despite the most adverse and turbulent year in the Company’s history. She is currently the Group People Director for Benenden, the UK’s most trusted healthcare provider.
Inji is passionate about how high performing companies operate and the link between culture, leadership, customer experience and commercial success.
Since she has an unusual level of interest in employment law, she has also been a member of the Employment Tribunal Service since 2010.
Join us as we discuss sustaining employee engagement through change.
Wendy Carter, Director, Inventive & Motivation
Engagement, incentive and reward activities will be top of the agenda when the Motivate Europe Live conference and exhibition opens its doors on 22-23 April. Engage for Success Co-Chair David MacLeod will be opening the event with the latest update on the Employee Engagement Task Force.
Join us as we talk with Wendy about what is happening at Motivate Europe Live and why engagement is so important to the agenda this year.
Registration for Motivate Europe Live is completely free. Visit www.motivateeuropelive.com for details.
Host: Jo Dodds
Guest: Mark Horsley, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Gas Networks Limited (NGN)
Against a background of rock bottom employee engagement and customer satisfaction scores, a pioneering new approach to empowering employees has produced a complete turnaround in Northern Gas Networks’ (NGN’s) business, which independent research by the Institute of Customer Services (ICS) shows now has the most engaged employees of any utility business in the UK as well as the highest customer satisfaction.
This has been driven by a genuinely transformational and inclusive approach that has resulted in all employees being enabled to devise and implement their own solutions to business issues. Employees feel empowered to make a difference, they create their own improvement initiatives and set their own targets and this has helped drive up customer scores to the point where NGN now outperforms some of the UK’s top retail companies.
NGN’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Horsley, joins us to talk about how NGN has transformed its customer experience from the inside out.
Host: Jo Moffatt
Customers today are crazier than ever before.
Discover how to effectively become part of the conversation that goes on in their heads so that they pick your product or service over your competitor’s when host Hanna Hasl-Kelchner interviews Chuck Wall, founder and CEO of MarketPower Group, a business performance advisory firm based in Texas.
Chuck helps clients know their customers better helps them solve problems, discover new opportunities, and make better decisions about how to build a more successful companies.
Chuck is a lifelong entrepreneur who has created 7 companies across multiple industries, including one he sold to Google last year. His is a contributor to Forbes and Fast Company and the author of 2 books, including Customer CEO: How to Profit from the Power of Your Customers.
Tune in to hear how you can transform your customers into raving fans.
This program is proudly sponsored by the Legal Leverage® Academy.
Special Guest: Eugenio Pirri – Vice President, People and Organisational Development, Dorchester Collection
Just three years ago, luxury global hotel management company, Dorchester Collection, ran HR on a regional level. Each of the 10 hotels held their own individual HR functions which independently focused on people, guests and owners. Whilst working, this was inconsistent and measured in an arbitrary way.
Enter Eugenio Pirri, with over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and appointed as one of just 4 people on the executive committee in 2011, Eugenio centralised people and organisational development and introduced an evidence-based approach where guest and employee engagement are fully interlinked.
This move has resulted in additional revenue from fully engaged guests, attrition savings in their millions and employee engagement in excess of 90%
Eugenio is joining us today to share his impressive, and multi-award winning turnaround, and explain why a scientific approach to guest and employee is a must for modern businesses.
Host: Cathy Brown
Karin Volo, Chief Joy Bringer – Co-founder Evoloshen
There aren’t many of these around! Karin Volo, co-author Engage! is joining us to talk about their new International Cultural Engagement Specialist™ certification programme.
We’ve invited Karin onto the show to find out more about what is covered in their new engagement specialist certification programme and to talk about the reasons that they have created and launched it.
As you may already know the Engage for Success movement takes a fairly benign view of commercial models, programmes or activity. In other words we are happy to talk about and share them within the movement but without any intention of ‘sponsorship’. We don’t usually stress this on our show pages, given we interview many gurus / service providers, but we felt that it ought to be made clear for this show that this isn’t our programme although we’re very pleased to have gurus, such as Karin, within our midst who are addressing learning needs in the space.
Host: Jo Dodds
Special Guest: Frazer Rendell
When it comes to seeking improved employee engagement scores, hope is not a plan. Join us as we talk about how we need to help businesses understand how they can start to think about practical, measurable actions they can take to help ensure that next time their engagement scores will be higher.
Frazer comes to the world of engagement from a different perspective to many, as he started his career as a chef and then over the last 20 years worked his way through the hospitality, retail and healthcare industry, to senior management roles within both national and international businesses.
Frazer is now a Consultant, Speaker and Writer, offering a very practical and measurable approach to employee engagement. He is the Director of E-Trinity Consultancy, where his practical tools help service orientated businesses improve their engagement.
Frazer is also involved in a number of E4S special interest groups and is the joint lead of the group looking at Performance Management and its impact on employee engagement.
Host: Jo Moffatt
Special Guest: Peter Totterdill, Researcher, Consultant and Policy Advocate for workplace innovation and Chief Executive of The UK Work Organisation Network
Great organisations understand that a continual stream of ideas is a vital resource for improvement and innovation. Creativity is an everyday behaviour, with employees actively encouraged to contribute ways of improving the organisation through new products and business streams or better ways of working.
Based on past experience of the value of knowledge-sharing, the Creative Workplace Group is being established as a small, closed network of inspiring organisations from different sectors. Each is committed to building creative, versatile and productive places to work, and to sharing experiences and problems with other members.
The Creative Workplace Group will be facilitated by Professor Peter Totterdill, an international researcher, consultant, speaker, national and EU policy advisor and passionate advocate for better ways of working. Peter has been facilitating networks and stimulating creative discussions for most of his career, building bridges between academic knowledge and practice.
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