Most organizations today are striving for inclusion. One in five U.S. residents speaks a language other than English at home—that’s more than 64 million people. Contact centers, in particular, are seeking to deliver an optimal experience to customers who speak limited English.Read More
The portable two-way radios worn by police officers and other first responders are getting a similar rejuvenation. This new language-access upgrade to an existing technology empowers emergency workers to instantly reach interpreter services when every second counts.
The result is a better outcome for all concerned. Police and community members are able to quickly communicate in a streamlined fashion that saves time and money. Most importantly, the community benefits as officers are able to swiftly harness interpreter services and thus communicate more effectively.Read More
Many healthcare providers and insurers place a great deal of emphasis on providing a positive experience at the “moment of truth” – that is, the point at which the limited-English speaker meets face to face with a physician or agent.
Often left unchecked is the phone experience, when the limited-English speaker returns home and must connect by phone.
Regrettably, the experience limited-English speakers have once they leave the building is an afterthought for many healthcare providers and insurers, as the pre- and post-visit portions of the journey are left incomplete when it comes to language assistance.
This challenge was discussed in our latest webinar, “How Customized Call Flows Are Fixing the Phone Maze for Limited-English Patients and Members.”Read More
When it comes to communicating with the police, citizens with hearing difficulty frequently have a hard time feeling heard.Read More
The Funnel is dead. Long live the Flywheel.
For years, organizations tracked sales based on where the prospect was in the “funnel,” which focused on generating traffic, then converting and closing leads.
The problem? Funnels produced customers, but they didn’t consider how those customers could help an organization grow. The momentum that was built in acquiring the customer was gone once the sale closed. Each day, funnel-devotees had to start anew; meanwhile, the customer became an afterthought.
Enter the flywheel, which puts the customer at the center. In this model, just as much attention is devoted to servicing and delighting the customer as the prospect.Read More