Employee/Customer Engagement

Employees key to customer spending

Research from customer insight agency SMG , which surveyed over 100,000 UK retail and leisure customers in 2011, found that the average spend jumps from £23.36 per person by those who do not receive assistance, to £32.47 for those that are helped by staff. SMG has found that British retailers are missing out on as […]

Recognition key to employee engagement

New data suggests that employers that fail to incorporate employee recognition in the workplace are ignoring the opportunity to retain top talent and build employee engagement, which negatively affects business success. The Achievers data comes from "The State of Employee Recognition in 2012" report from Bersin & Associates, a membership-based company empowering human resources, talent […]

For multichannel read omnichannel

A new whitepaper Omnichannel Loyalty – Designing the Ultimate Customer Experience, explores the need for marketers and businesses to interact with and engage their customers at the earliest stages of the transaction process and through all channels in a seamless and simultaneous manner.   According to Kobie Marketing omnichannel loyalty (OCL) is the next evolution […]

Companies deaf to social service complaints

Over a quarter (26%) of Brits are complaining more now they can use social media to communicate with companies – but organisations simply aren’t listening. 17.5% of their complaints are left unanswered and an enormous 83% of those who have complained are unhappy with the response they received.  These are the headline findings of the […]

Big data investments mean big prizes

 The survey of business executives and IT leaders, conducted by business technology firm Avanade found that 84% of respondents believe that big data helps them make better business decisions, and that 73% of companies have already used their data to increase revenue. For the most part, these increases were achieved by growing existing revenue streams […]

Emotional employee engagement beats rational

Conducting employee surveys is a good thing, right? And surveys that reveal employees are highly engaged is even better, right? Not so fast, say researchers from the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and Kingston University. In a recent study, CIPD and KU researchers concluded that there are two types of employee engagement – transactional […]

Global employee engagement on the up

  Aon Hewitt’s 2012 Global Engagement report, which analysed employee engagement trends of more than 3,100 organisations representing 9.7 million employees worldwide, found that 58 percent of employees were engaged in 2011, up from 56 percent from 2010. The analysis showed improvements in employee perception scores in three key areas in 2011: Effective leadership at […]

Engage employees to power the brand

Calling on companies to "awaken the sleeping giant" of employee engagement in order to "catalyse their brand," the Performance Improvement Council (PIC) of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) highlights the strong connection between engaging employees and strengthening the power of the brand in a white paper entitled, Employee Engagement and Its Impact on Brand Value. […]

Facebook users not buying and using the site less

The online poll from Reuters/Ipsos found that one in three of Facebook’s 900 million users surveyed were spending less time on the website than six months ago, whereas only one in five were spending more. The findings underscore investors’ worries about Facebook’s money-making abilities that have pushed the stock down around 30 per cent since its initial […]

Cabinet Office issues social media guidance for civil servants

Have a clear idea of your objectives in using social media, learn the rules of each social media space before engaging, and don't open a channel of communication you can't maintain. These are some of the top tips outlined in the government's newly released social media guidance for civil servants. Authored by the Government Digital […]