Program Guide: On Site Audits [Infographic]April 29, 2015
This checklist includes considerations for on site field audits.
25 Business Types for Mystery Shopping, Customer Experience Research and Compliance AuditsMarch 3, 2011
Confero’s 25 years in the customer experience research field has allowed us to interact with various industries over the years. With our experience in so many diverse industries, we apply knowledge to new projects in unique ways. Here’s a list of 25 types of businesses that Confero has worked with over the decades, by providing them with services including onsite, telephone-recorded and email mystery shops, competitive pricing studies, retail audits, brand representation at retail, and customer satisfaction surveys:
US Government Uses Mystery Shopping to Ensure ComplianceAugust 11, 2010
In two recent cases, the U.S. government used mystery shopping techniques to audit what individual consumers were told during one-on-one interactions. These cases highlight the consequences of giving inaccurate or incomplete information to customers. Auditing the information given to customers could have perhaps helped these companies avoid the costly consequences of wrongdoing or unintentional misrepresentation.
Confero Retail Compliance Audit Case Studies Show Reliability and SpeedJuly 7, 2010
Over the years, we’ve been asked to conduct research with some very specific and interesting requirements. For example, Confero recruited smokers with specific types of health insurance policies in order to test and compare the effectiveness of public quit smoking hotlines. Often times, it’s not the project itself that is the most difficult for us, but the tight time frame that is the most challenging. Here are some examples:
Ten Ways to Use Recorded Telephone Mystery ShopsMarch 4, 2010
While telephone mystery shop reports obviously do not capture the visual aspect of a customer interaction, they can be a cost-effective way to discover how your employees conduct themselves with customers. Better yet, recorded telephone mystery shops provide managers with the detailed information needed to coach employees, since the recording allows you to review both sides of the conversation with the employee. There are many ways that companies improve operations through the use of telephone shops. Here are ten: