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Featured Resource: Special Report

The War for Talent

In the current economic climate, organizations often face a surplus of applicants for job openings. In short supply, however, are qualified applicants: those who possess the right combination of in-demand skills, credentials, and experience. These hiring challenges, and their effects, have led to a “war for talent.” Learn more...

 

 
Customers, either internal or external, are people first. Treat them as such and you will stand a better chance of providing quality service, even when things go wrong. Here are seven tips for IT service professionals to communicate with customers with empathy.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, service quality, customer experience, customer service, communications skills
December 26, 2020

 
Inclusion is not just a box to be checked off for a public relations advantage. A diverse and inclusive workforce offers advantages to the bottom line for a business. Learn how to enlist frontline workers for the best results with any inclusion initiative.
Tag(s): supportworld, communications skills, customer service, ethics, people, best practice, collaboration
December 16, 2020

 
At a time when so much is unknown, it is more vital than ever to strengthen the leadership skills that can help you steer your team through murky waters. Here are three concepts of leadership to consider as you retool for 2021.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, quality management, professional development, project management, relationship, communications skills
December 8, 2020

 
An overview of how to construct training that meets your company’s specific needs and budget, with tips on how to get approval for the program, how to work within a tight budget, and what alternatives to consider to the traditional outside trainer.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, training, quality management
December 7, 2020

 
The only way for managers to help their team stay engaged is to stay engaged themselves. Here are some suggestions for ways to keep the batteries recharged in the face of so many demands on your time as a team leader.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, performance management, process management, professional development, project management
December 2, 2020

 
While AI bias is a real issue, so is racism against an organization’s frontline workers. AI also can be utilized as a tool to combat racism and abuse, and to help us identify when to support team members when a racist incident occurs.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, business intelligence, change management, communications skills, customer service, ethics, incident management, people, problem management
December 1, 2020

 
Too often, new initiatives are derailed because frontline workers have not been brought in for input at the early stages of planning. If you include employee input, your organization might benefit, as employees will feel valued and want to see new processes succeed.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction
November 30, 2020

 
An inclusive customer experience can only be created when companies look inward to make sure the employee experience is as inclusive as possible. Here are some steps to take to ensure both outward and inward inclusion in your company or organization.
Tag(s): supportworld, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, customer experience, customer satisfaction, diversity
November 24, 2020

 
The previous year was a pivotal one for service management, helping the profession prove its worth within companies. The coming year will continue to offer opportunities for digital optimization, enhanced employee experience, more automation, and wider use of knowledge management.
Tag(s): supportworld, chat, automation, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, knowledge management, knowledge-management-systems
November 24, 2020

 
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, IT showed incredible innovation and resolve, and silos were broken down between IT and other departments to deliver value to businesses. The question will be how to sustain such innovation now that the crisis has become the new normal.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, employee engagement, business alignment, business of support, communications skills, infrastructure management, infrastructure change management, ITIL, metrics and measurements
November 17, 2020