September 5, 2019
Competitive intelligence helps companies retain and add new customers. Confero often executes competitor studies on a large scale, but individual stores can also conduct competitive analysis locally and effectively. One way is to use your own employees as mystery shoppers. Here are ideas to put a competitor evaluation plan into action:
September 3, 2019
Employee recognition and on the spot rewards inspire teams to act on the behaviors your company desires. Whether you expect associates to suggest other items at checkout or greet customers within five seconds, or any combination of expectations, offering incentives right away is fun for both the winning employee and others on the team who see the prize delivered.
October 11, 2016
CARY, N.C. – Elaine Buxton, CEO of Confero, Inc., (www.conferoinc.com), has announced that the national customer experience measurement firm has been named a Finalist in the 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately win a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award in the program.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 18. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A. and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream and the pre-show from the red carpet will be streamed on the Stevie Awards’ Facebook feed.
Confero earned the finalist distinction in the Company of the Year (Business Services companies with 10 or more employees).
Confero is among more than 1,500 entries
March 19, 2013
Thank you RDU Airport shoppers!
RDU Airport blogs about how mystery shopping reports are used to keep service levels exceptional. “Mystery shopping is used to gauge how well our front line employees are doing everyday to accomplish our shared customer service mission.”rdublog.com/2013/03/19/customer-service-eyes-at-rdu/
If you travel to/from RDU, check with us to see if we have mystery shops available for you during your trip. You can register your interest
August 28, 2012
You may hope that your associates embody your brand, but do you sometimes fear that employees don’t quite measure up to your brand’s image? When you achieve parity between brand and how your employees interact with customers, it pays off. When associates don’t mirror your brand, it costs companies plenty.
Social media customer interactions constantly evolve and serve to build the brand. As an example, 48% of consumers who used social media for customer service indicated that they used it to praise a company for a positive experience. Although social media creates impact, one fact remains the same: retail level associates remain a large part of the brand experience. In increasingly competitive environments with fast service expectations and sweeping technological changes, the store continues to be a mainstay.