almato refers to increasing quality of telephone customer service Tubingen, April 26, 2011 increasingly massive aggression towards staff in customer service and part scathing critiques of telephone hotlines in the press make the contact center industry – and especially the staff of the telephone customer service – to create. In addition to the criticism justified over great distances, the almato GmbH sees but also a strong trend to the call center-bashing and a disproportionately harsh assessment of contact centers and their employees by the public. The company from Tubingen missed a fair assessment of the services provided in many places and points out that succeeded the most companies in recent years, to improve telephone customer service. No question, there is to improve much. No callers should be put off too long in a holding pattern, and of course each request should be clarified ideally immediately in the conversation with a professional”, says Thomas Geiling, Marketing Director of almato GmbH in Tubingen. Nevertheless, I advocate to the Church in the village and go back for the hysteria that has come up in some places.
More, hardly a day goes by without some extremely critical headline, in which individual companies or the whole industry be crushed. Here we register a growing demand in recent years clearly quality monitoring solutions. This shows us that the majority of the companies puts everything continuously measure the quality of telephone customer service and to improve.” Recently, an investigation of the Stiftung Warentest of call center industry issued a damning verdict. Test in the March issue of the magazine”ten hotlines were compared by telecommunications providers and evaluated. While no single company received the award”good. “” Four times awarded”the tester the note satisfactory, four adequately”and twice even poorly”. Especially sour paid waiting time as well as the partially met the testers lack of knowledge of call center agents on. Positively mentioned are only the friendliness of agents and the clarity of their statements.
Where do the increasingly critical attitude towards the employees in the customer service, shows a current investigation of the Department of Economics of the Darmstadt University of technology, which speaks of growing aggression of consumers to many employees with customer contact. The study points to an increasing number of verbal conflicts and insults, the staff must cope with those. The study of Darmstadt but also shows that about one-third of the companies due to the growing pressure more to take on training and employee interviews”, explains Thomas Geiling. This encourages us in the opinion that more and more companies recognize the signs of the times and try to access your employees with more expertise and better systems under the arms, on the one hand to improve the customer service, and to take the pressure from the agents. Black sheep and hotlines with There will probably always be poor service, but we are good things, that the upward trend will continue. We appeal therefore, that the good developments are taken once noted and rewarded.” About almato: Almato GmbH offers innovative solutions, the customer service center is put in a position to achieve optimum results from every single customer contact. The focus of business activities is the distribution and the demonstrably successful implementation of software solutions for real time interaction management, quality monitoring, pure voice recording, e-learning and customer satisfaction survey with integrated analysis and reporting tools. While almato acts as a full service provider. Contact: almato GmbH Thomas Geiling Wohrdstrasse 5 72072 Tubingen eMail: phone: + 49 (7071) 79569-0