An investigative study on the impact of staff turnover on the level of service provided to customersSmit, Ludolf Ivan 05 February 2014 (has links)
M.B.A. / This study focuses on the impact of staff turnover on the level of service provided to customers. Understanding your customers' service requirements and .meeting or exceeding these needs and requirements and requests are key success areas for any business. There is, however, various factors that can have an impact on a business's understanding ofwhat the customer requires, and it is here that the customer relationship plays an important role. These relationships are built by people - staff. Staffturnover can be seen as the number ofstaff members that moved into, and out of, a position over a given time period, and can influence a business and customer relationships in different ways. A secondary study was embarked upon to determine what staff turnover and customer service entails. This focussed on defining the concepts, causes and possible effects thereof. A primary study was undertaken in the Bulk Cryogenic Gasses industry to determine if there is a link between the two variables. A questionnaire was sent out to various respondents to gather primary data to record customers perceptions of the impact regarding stafftumover on the level ofservice provided to them. Based on the responses received from the questionnaires, the majority ofcustomers were not impacted by staff turnover. The minority of customers who stated that they were impacted by stafftumover experienced a positive change. It is clear from this study that staff turnover does not impact negatively on the level of service provided to customers
Mabin, Victoria J.
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ABSTRACT Providing good customer service is crucial to many commercial organizations. There are different means through which the service can be provided, such as Ecommerce, call centres or face-to-face. Although some service is provided through electronic or telephone-based interaction, it is common that the service is provided through human agents. In addition, many customer service interactions also involve a computer, for example, an information system where a travel agent finds suitable flights. This thesis seeks to understand the three channels of customer service interactions between the agent, customer and computer: Customer-Agent-Computer Interaction (CACI). A set of ethnographic studies were conducted at call centres to gain an initial understanding of CACI and to investigate the customer-computer channel. The findings revealed that CACI is more complicated than traditional CHI, because there is a second person, the customer, involved in the interaction. For example, the agent provides a lot of feedback about the computer to the customer, such as, I am waiting for the computer . Laboratory experiments were conducted to investigate the customer-computer channel by adding non-verbal auditory feedback about the computer directly to the customers. The findings showed only a small insignificant difference in task completion time and subjective satisfaction. There were indications that there was an improvement in flow of communication. Experiments were conducted to investigate how the two humans interact over two different communication modes: face-to-face and telephone. Findings showed that there was a significantly shorter task completion time via telephone. There was also a difference in style of communication, with face-to-face having more single activities, such as, talking only, while in the telephone condition there were more dual activities, for instance talking while also searching. There was only a small difference in subjective satisfaction. To investigate if the findings from the laboratory experiment also held in a real situation and to identify potential improvement areas, a series of studies were conducted: observations and interviews at multiple travel agencies, one focus group and a proof of concept study at one travel agency. The findings confirmed the results from the laboratory experiments. A number of potential interface improvements were also identified, such as, a history mechanism and sharing part of the computer screen with the customer at the agent's discretion. The results from the work in this thesis suggest that telephone interaction, although containing fewer cues, is not necessarily an impoverished mode of communication. Telephone interaction is less time consuming and more task-focused. Further, adding non-verbal auditory feedback did not enhance the interaction. The findings also suggest that customer service CACI is inherently different in nature and that there are additional complications with traditional CHI issues.
23 April 2008
Prof. J. Walters
Mpwanya, Musenga Francis
22 December 2005
No abstract available Copyright / Dissertation (MCom (Business Management))--University of Pretoria, 2007. / Business Management / unrestricted
Klientų aptarnavimo kokybė valstybinėje mokesčių inspekcijoje / Quality of customer service at state tax inspectorateDževečkienė, Vigilija 28 September 2010 (has links)
Magistro darbo tikslas – klientų aptarnavimo kokybės tyrimas valstybinėje mokesčių inspekcijoje. Tikslui realizuoti pasirinkti tyrimo metodai: su darbo tema susijusių Lietuvos Respublikos įstatymų, kitų teisės aktų, reglamentuojančių valstybės tarnybą, Viešąjį administravimą bei Lietuvos mokslininkų publikacijų analizė, interviu, anketinė apklausa bei statistinė duomenų analizė. Teorinėje dalyje analizuojami kokybės vadybos metodų taikymo ypatumai viešajame sektoriuje Naujosios viešosios vadybos ir Visuotinės kokybės vadybos aspektu. Darbe nagrinėjama Tarnybos visuomenei Lietuvoje dabartiniu metu samprata, apimtis, paskirtis, kokybinis santykis su paslaugų gavėju. Tyrimo rezultatuose analizuojama VMI Radviliškio skyriaus mokesčių mokėtojų aptarnavimo kokybė. Tyrimas atskleidė valstybinės mokesčių inspekcijos Radviliškio skyriaus mokesčių mokėtojų aptarnavimo kokybės lygį, darbuotojų kompetencijas, vadovų vizijas bei perspektyvas siekiant aukštesnių viešųjų paslaugų kokybės ir geresnių veiklos rezultatų rodiklių bei pačių mokesčių mokėtojų požiūrį į gaunamas paslaugas. / The aim of the master thesis is to reveal the quality of customer service at State Tax Inspectorate. To achieve the aim the following research methods were selected: analysis of laws of the Republic of Lithuania related to the topic of the present thesis, as well as analysis of other legal acts regulating public service and public administration, of publications by Lithuanian scholars, interview, questionnaire survey, and statistical data analysis. The theoretical part analyses the peculiarities of application of methods of quality management at the public sector in the aspect of New Public Management and Total Quality Management. The paper analyzes the concept, scope, purpose of serving the society in Lithuania at present as well as its qualitative relation to service recipient. Quality of taxpayer service at Radviliškis Department of State Tax Inspectorate is analyzed in the research results. The research revealed the level of quality of taxpayer service at Radviliškis Department of State Tax Inspectorate, its employees’ competences, managers’ visions and perspectives in seeking better indicators of public service quality and of activity results, it also revealed taxpayers’ attitude towards the services they get.
Background: Contemporary research has been studying what motivates employees in different working fields. In this study, Herzberg’s research is examined in order to take a closer look at the motivation of customer service employees. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how the employees of customer service are motivated to work by mainly relating this study’s results to Herzberg’s research. Method: The study method is a case study with qualitative research including semi-structured interviews and snowball sampling approach. Theoretical framework: The fundamental theoretical framework in this study consists of Herzberg’s two-factor motivation theory. Empirical material: The empirical material in this study consists of ten customer service employees. All the empirical data has been collected through face-to-face contact. Conclusion: The overall picture of the empirical material is that the customer service employees are motivated by these Herzberg factors: “Salary”, “Interpersonal relations”, “Policy and administration”, “Achievement”, “Recognition”, “The work itself”, “Responsibility”, “Advancement” and finally “Possibility of growth”.
Trncic, Fazileta, Daher, Mariam, Nacional, Vanessa
This thesis focuses on the internal problems for companies changing customer service system and how to best avoid these problems and make the implementation of the new system as efficient as possible. The reason for focusing on the customer service systems was since more and more companies are transcending to e-commerce and having some form of customer service is common. As the technology is changing so does the requirements for the system and thereby companies are in need for constant change. The problem area is wide and the results can be applied to almost any company undergoing changes of customer service systems. In order to find the internal problems and how to avoid these to efficiently implement the new system, interviews were carried out with companies that had undergone some form of change in their customer service. Theoretical studies were also carried out in order to confirm the interviews. The results of the study were that companies need to involve the affected employees and work with employee involvement. Doing otherwise would in many cases make the employees resistant to change. Furthermore, the IT changes being carried out need to have a more humanistic perspective rather than technological perspective, as the case was. The main finding was that there was a clear connection between the level of employee involvement and the level of efficiency when changing to a new system. In addition, educating employees on the new system and information sharing about the system already before start would create efficient implementation.
<p>In recent years, Geographic information system (GIS) is becoming a useful tool for location related analysis and decision making. Linking huge data using space, as in a GIS, is a new way to help any bank understands better its data and its customers. China's banking industry opens to full foreign competition in 2006; banks in China have to focus on developing their strengths in the competition. Chinese local banks need to improve their abilities by providing high quality services and using information technology more intelligently. GIS technology can help this.</p><p>The thesis from two aspects investigates how GIS can help bank for customer services, one is site selection of bank branches or ATMs and another is providing bank loan to customers. We choose case study as a research strategy for this thesis. The research is based on the theoretical frameworks starting with GIS analysis methods, GIS processes, customer service management and GIS applications in banks. We learn from previous author's experiences and use Norrkoping spatial data for analyzing as methodology demo to acquire an understanding of how to utilize GIS to support customer services for banks.</p><p>As a result, GIS can help banks to improve customer services management. The general processes are data collection, data analysis, and data display. Building a GIS support system based on "customer focus" in a bank is a good choice under the pressure of commercial competitions. Nevertheless, for offering better service to customers, bank can combine web in GIS support system. How to optimize Web GIS for customer query from World Wide Web could be one opportunity for the future research.</p>
08 September 2007
This study is based on the learning theory, focus on TV shopping company¡¦s customer service representatives, it purposes to discuss the influence of individual feature variables to e-learning website usage opinions, and explores the correlation between e-learning website usage opinions and the learning effect. The conclusions of this study are presented as follows: 1.E-learning still can not take place function of the traditional training, but it¡¦s still very possible. 2.The strengths of E-learning are the flexibility of learning time and the control of self-learning schedule. 3.The e-learning needs of sales teams are much more than the administration staffs. 4.The level of student participate is higher, the evaluation of E-learning¡¦s effect is more valuable. 5.There is no significant correlation between e-learning effect and performance in this study. The conclusions above are significant to the human resource management in the following aspects. 1.E-learning is suitable to knowledge intensive industry, it provides more flexible learning styles to self-motivated employees. 2.Effects of training courses are still non-replaceable, the purpose of promoting the e-learning should be providing more channels of learning to improve employee¡¦s professional knowledge and the level of working skill. 3.During the e-learning promotion process, company should build the performance indicators for a suitable evaluation of learning effects.
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