Whether you’re working from home or in the office, you’ll cross paths with both pleasant and more complicated customers. As someone who used to manage a sandwich shop, I’ve had my run-ins with distressed and angry customers. Although they’re sometimes tricky to handle, there’s always a path to ensuring their satisfaction. It’s important to handle unhappy customers with care and respect. If handled indelicately, you may make the situation worse and end up losing the customer. Addressing dissatisfied customers’ problems is necessary for maintaining a good reputation, so you’ll want to do it right.
Tag: customer service
Contributed by Laura Gayle
The vast majority of the millennial generation is now old enough to be out of school and in the workforce, adding a new and sometimes complex dynamic to the traditional office environment. As many employers have noted, hiring and working with millennials isn’t always the same experience as working with Gen Xers or Baby Boomers. From the advent of the internet in early childhood to a coming of age during the Great Recession in the late 2000s, many societal and cultural influences have shaped the way millennials see and experience the world.
Bad reviews are always pretty horrifying for a small business owner or head of marketing when one hits their inbox. There’s this heart stopping feeling like your reputation is ruined and the business will cease to grow.
While bad reviews can indeed make your product or service look bad, these days, negative reviews are just a part of doing business. It’s best to keep calm and deal with them methodically, rather than freak out and make a rash rebuttal.
Contributed by JT Ripton
The balance in power has shifted. In the past, businesses provided customer service but were free to set their own tone and level of engagement. If a customer didn’t like being put on hold, pressing endless options, or repeating their information to countless reps, there was more or less nothing the customer could do.
How times have changed.
Learning a new business software takes time, no matter how user-friendly it is, especially one having to do with payroll. Can you imagine attempting to setup a system that tracks time for payroll, accruals, expenses, and client time with no support? We can’t either!
There are more apps for more types of things than most of us need or can even imagine. Businesses use them to replace many of the, now antiquated, processes and services that businesses need. But with this shift comes a learning curve. Some internet apps are pretty basic but any application having to do with money is going to be a little more complex.