‘Disengaged employees cost US organizations an estimated $450 to $550 billion a year, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Survey. Many organizations try to improve employee engagement by throwing money at the problem — offering free food, free beer and other perks to improve employee satisfaction scores. But employee engagement is not about pool tables at the office or ice cream breaks in the afternoon — and it’s not just an HR issue.’ Here, BARE shares an article by Melissa Henley for CMS Wire on how to solve employee experience problems with customer experience skills.  Read more

According to a Walker study, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator by the end of 2020. This year purchasers are empowered like never before: customers demand relevant personalized experiences, and companies must be accurate, dependable, and provide the service they guaranteed. Before approving any investment, organizations want to see a clear forecast of the return on investment for a solid CX program. It is important to choose the business metrics that are best suited to a particular industry and business.  Read more

‘The global pandemic that the world is dealing with right now has further shone a spotlight on CX, particularly on the importance of a quality digital experience. It should come as no surprise that in CX Networks’ survey, digital transformation and digital customer experience ranked high in responses from CX practitioners, solution providers and industry commenters when asked about top trends.’ Here, BARE shares the latest need-to-know stats on consumer behaviors and customer expectations.  Read more

‘It wasn’t too long ago when every business claimed that the key to winning customers was in the quality of the product or service they deliver. But, things have changed. Now, an even more important success factor has appeared. Providing the best customer experience.’ BARE shares an article by Toma Kulbytė for SuperOffice with powerful customer experience statistics.

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‘Brands have implemented any number of approaches in the name of customer experience; agile techniques, insight-driven strategy and real-time optimization. But, catapulted into lockdown by Covid-19, the following six months have been the ultimate litmus test for them.’ BARE shares an article by Morag Cuddeford-Jones for Marketing Week on why taking care of employees has helped take care of customers in times of crisis.

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What does getting back to travel feel like? I spent some time with fellow BARE International colleagues and CX experts, Michele Jowdy, Director of Business Development, Melanie Cihak, Director of Client Services, Alicia Myers, VP of Operations to hear their personal impressions of recent travel experiences. Keep reading for key conversation insights with some sage considerations.

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‘Technology has made it possible for even small businesses to leverage innovation to improve their customer service and outpace competitors by building customer loyalty.’ BARE shares an article by Pritom Das for Entrepreneur with the relationship between technology and customer service.

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‘It’s no secret that successful companies are the ones with satisfied customers. But while many executives claim to understand the importance of customer experience (CX), it often falls by the wayside as resources are channeled into product development.’ BARE shares an article by Aimee Tariq for Entrepreneur with the importance of CX.

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Social media platforms have become today’s most favored means of publicity. Of the 4.5 billion people using the internet at the start of 2020, 84% of them were using a form of social media, increasing by more than 9% since last year. From small scale enterprises to giant conglomerates, all are avidly trying to establish a strong social media presence. During these tough times that people are facing globally, social media has helped businesses to remain afloat and even flourish.

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‘In the age of COVID, all businesses have been forced to transform, especially in the B2B world. ‘ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes with B2B customer experience transformations.

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