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Offshoring to South Africa: a Q&A with Bevin Sandras

Offshoring to South Africa: a Q&A with Bevin Sandras Great and consistent customer service is the bedrock of any successful business, whatever the industry. Ensuring customers’ needs and demands are met in a timely, professional and friendly manner is crucial for companies to survive and thrive. Offshoring these services – particularly to South Africa – […]

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retail customer service

Top 7 retail customer services mistakes

The top 7 retail customer service mistakes that businesses make, and how to fix them When it comes to retail business success, customer service is critical. With the industry commanding a massive $23.7 trillion worldwide, buyers stick to brands they can trust. 58% of retail customers said customer service heavily influenced their decision to buy. […]

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Christmas customer service

Christmas customer service checklist

Christmas is coming: How to deal with an increase in customer service activity The average retailer experiences a 75% increase in customer service requests during the Christmas period. The uptick in enquiries over the holidays places enormous pressure on customer service teams each year. Preparing months in advance for the festive rush ensures that your […]

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Changing consumer habits

How to Manage Changing Consumer Habits

How changing consumer habits affect recruitment in retail Consumers have shifted the way they shop, from the brands they choose and products they buy to how they pay for their purchases. As consumer habits and expectations change, businesses may struggle to find the people they need to meet the demand, particularly in customer services. This […]

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Impact Sourcing in the UK

Impact Sourcing in the UK Sigma Connected is a business with a conscience. And at a time when the number of people in the UK deemed to be living in poverty is soaring amid the cost-of-living crisis – our commitment to recruiting employees through Impact Sourcing is crucial – an initiative that sees the recruitment […]

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customer disengagement

The impact of customer disengagement on your business

The impact of customer disengagement on your business As we have progressed into the digital age, the potential avenues of interaction between a company and a customer have increased. Nowadays, customers count social media, live chats, email, and interactive bots as potential touchpoints alongside face-to-face interactions. There are now multiple ways for a customer to […]

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Smart meters: A solution to the energy crisis

Are smart meters the solution to the energy crisis today? The UK government aims to install a smart meter in every UK household by 2025. According to the latest government figures, over 27.8 million smart or advanced metering systems have been installed so far. The smart meter rollout scheme was started in 2016 but stalled […]

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Speeding up smart meter installation

Speeding up smart meter installation Energy companies will likely appreciate the extra time the UK government has allowed for its smart meter rollout. However, it’s still crucial that companies make the installation process as simple and streamlined as possible to ensure that they meet the deadline, regardless of the extra time provided by the delay. […]

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The difference between good and great customer service

The difference between good and great customer service The world of customer service has changed considerably in the last decade. It used to be that companies could rely on offering a good product at a reliable price – get that balance right, and the business should be on track to succeed. However, in a digital […]

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Can you trust an outsource partner to manage your complaints?

Can you trust an outsource partner to manage your complaints? The key to overall success is finding a partner that shares common values and ethos with your business, whose management you can trust and work with, where the outsourcer will positively enhance your brand and reputation. At a point where the customer experience is already […]

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