Barack Obama’s Election Showcases the Power of Engagement

Barack Obama's recent election and transition to the White House has been interesting to watch, not just for the traditional and historic reasons, but also because of the powerful example that it provides of how loyal and engaged people can help spread the word to others and actively promote an organization and/or individual. Read this article to find out why and how.

January 27, 2009 By:

Employee Engagement: An Essential Ingredient for Business Success

There is a direct connection between employee engagement and customer engagement, otherwise known as "The Spillover Effect”. In this blog post, Dr. Gary Rhoads, Allegiance Loyalty and Engagement Expert, discusses this link, and some research that shows why and how the work environment, combined with employee attitudes, can have a significant impact on a customer's perception of quality.

January 20, 2009 By:

Community: Items to Consider Before Diving Into this New World (Part 1 of a 2-part Series)

The hot new word on the street is "Community.” (A virtual community, e-community or online community is a group of people that primarily interact via communication media such as newsletters, telephone, email, online social networks or instant messages rather than face to face, for social, professional, educational or other purposes). One could say that we have reached the tipping point where companies must incorporate communities into their public relations strategy. But before you do, here are some items that you may want to consider before diving into this new world.

January 12, 2009 By:

Holding On to Customers During Tough Times

In the current economy, there is a very real and growing concern about how to gain and to keep customers. In stressful times such as these, many companies tend to pull away from their customers, and may even cut back on 'satisfaction and loyalty' programs to try and improve their bottom line. This, unfortunately, is a mistake because it cuts at the very heart of what we all need to be doing during this time — engaging customers to the point that they are willing to ride out tough economic times with us, rather than viewing us as yet another business that really doesn't care about its customers.

December 8, 2008 By:

Uncovering Revenue and Growth Opportunities, and Gaining a Competitive Edge in a Down Economy: A Q&A with Allegiance Best Practices Consulting Team

Company growth and profits are directly tied to customer and employee engagement. And no matter what the state of the economy is, there are always opportunities for growth for businesses that stay focused. But with so much to do these days, where do you start? Greg Heaps, VP of Professional Services at Allegiance, and Kyle LaMalfa, Best Practices Manager and Loyalty Expert at Allegiance, offer insights on how to uncover revenue and growth opportunities and gain a competitive advantage, even in the current economic climate.

November 29, 2008 By: CX Café Team

Increasing Employee Engagement & Productivity in the Current Economic Climate

In tough economic times, improving your employees’ morale and increasing their engagement and productivity is critical, as every resource counts and your employees can have a big impact on your customers’ experiences. But in times like these many business leaders wonder: how can we keep employees motivated, passionate and engaged – in other words, productive – in an environment where we’re asking them to do more with less and/or have recently had to downsize our company? To help you get started, following are nine tips for increasing employee engagement and productivity in tough economic times:

November 24, 2008 By: CX Café Team

Engaging and Retaining Customers during Tough Economic Times

In tough economic times, the decisions that businesses make can literally mean the difference between success and failure - especially when it comes to retaining their customers and engaging new ones. But how, you may ask, does a company retain its customers and attract new ones in the current economic environment?

November 11, 2008 By: CX Café Team

The Silver Lining for Businesses: Increase Your Profits and Preserve Your Marketing Budget by Moving Your Swing Group Customers to Your Engaged Group

Research conducted by Allegiance reveals that companies typically have three types/groups of customers. These are: Engaged, Disengaged and Swing. Obviously, engaged customers are the best customers because of the strong emotional connections that they have to a company, and their genuine willingness to assist a company in improving its customer experience.

November 2, 2008 By: CX Café Team

Industry Spotlight: Improving Patient Satisfaction Scores and Employee Engagement in a Hospital Environment

When it comes to customer and employee engagement, very few environments require the same level of engagement as that of a hospital, which is in the business of taking care of people. In this environment, where patients are in pain, worried, stressed and/or in need of care and compassion, the most important thing they need in addition to medical care is a sympathetic and engaged care giver. So, to be effective, hospitals must have engaged employees, as their reputation and revenues - and their ability to mitigate risk - depend on it.

October 28, 2008 By: CX Café Team