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Building the Culture of a Modern BPO in the Shadow of Zappos

Author: Yoni Epstein Date: December 18, 2020 The founder of Zappos, Tony Hsieh, passed away in tragic circumstances recently at the far-too-early age of 46 . Hsieh built Zappos into a phenomenal business that Amazon bought in 2009 for $1.2 billion, but he stayed on as CEO until his...


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“Big Things Are Happening for Vieux-Fort” — Chastanet Says After itelbpo Stop

St. Lucia News Online | July 4, 2020 Prime Minister Allen Chastanet surprised staff at the itelbpo Smart Solutions call centre on Saturday, July 4. Chastanet said on Facebook that he made a “quick unscheduled stop at the newest state of the art call centre based in Vieux-Fort”. “I was...


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How To Garner Customer Engagement In The Gaming Industry

By Jerry Leisure, Co-Founder & CEO True gamers know that playing video games is about more than experiencing the content of the game—it’s also about belonging to a community of players who share their passion for the game. Too many video game companies fail to appreciate and harness the...


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How Mindfulness Translates to Happier Agents and Customers

Being a customer support agent has to be one of the most stressful jobs in the world, even during normal times. Dealing with issues and problems all day every day is draining. And customers are sometimes at their worst when they connect with agents. The agent is expected to remain calm, cool,...


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Radically Personal Episode 1: JetBlue Service Brings Humanity Back To Air Travel

Frankie Littleford has, as she puts it, “jet fuel in her blood.” An airline industry veteran and co-founder of JetBlue Airways, Frankie was the force behind the airline’s customer service mission to “bring humanity back to air travel.” I’m thrilled to welcome Frankie as my...


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Hiring the Best in Customer Service

Companies know the best customer service is delivered by engaged agents who are knowledgeable, patient and compassionate. The tricky part is finding this kind of coveted talent. Attracting quality candidates is a competitive business, and top-notch customer service agents often have multiple...


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Pizza Hut’s Paul Brandt on Delivering a Feeling, One Pie at a Time

Not everyone gets to grow up and take a job they love with a brand that gave them the warm fuzzies as a child. By that standard @Paul Brandt , who joined Pizza Hut as VP of Customer Experience in April 2019, is one lucky guy. In this interview, he explains how the brand’s employee-first...


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TeamSnap’s April Eastburn on the Power of Empathy in Customer Experience

Being a consumer yourself doesn’t necessarily make you an expert in customer experience, because great CX starts by putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. @April Eastburn , Customer Experience Manager at sports team management app TeamSnap , learned this lesson early thanks to an...


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Member Q&A: 2K's Ima Somers on How Southwest Airlines Made Her a Better CX Leader

The recent passing of Southwest Airlines’ larger-than-life co-founder Herb Kelleher has generated a heartfelt outpouring of remembrances -- the kind usually reserved for rockstars and heads of state. Among those with a few stories to tell is community member @Ima Somers , who worked her way...