Employees are often seen as the face and voice of a business. Because a company’s success may depend on the image it portrays to customers, we asked how the company you work for ensures that you and your co-workers maintain a great level of customer service.
Our poll revealed that the number one way companies ensure great customer service is by providing training and onboarding for new hires. Twenty-three percent of respondents selected this option, which specifies that training is thorough enough to explain the expectations of the company.
Another 18% reported that “employee development programs and education” are how their company ensures great customer service, followed by 17% who said “there are programs in place that award employees who provide extraordinary service.”
A combined 29% of readers selected two options that reveal “nothing extra is done” to maintain great customer service, which breaks down into the following reasons:
- 17% said “we have a poor customer service environment”
- 12% said “employees already provide great customer service”
Monetary incentives for excellent service aren’t as popular with companies, according to our poll. Only 7% of readers selected “bonuses” as a means for ensuring great customer service.
Lastly, 7% of readers chose the “other” option and left responses that included:
- Excellent benefits
- PTO to keep employees satisfied and refreshed
- Daily meetings
- Customer service depends on the employees you work with
Did we miss anything? How does your company ensure great customer service? Let us know in the comments section below!
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