Presentation on theme: "IoF East Anglia Conference 8 November 2012 Sam Wilson, FRSB The Good, the Bad & the Ugly."— Presentation transcript:
IoF East Anglia Conference 8 November 2012 Sam Wilson, FRSB The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
We’re here to help… Feedback is a great opportunity It show’s the person cares what you are doing, good or bad It makes that person valuable BUT Make sure you can deal with feedback
Did you know? More than half of people now complain all or most of the time if they are unhappy with a product – an increase of 18% in 5 years…and that was in 2006 Just think about PPI misselling & MPs expenses Source: National Complaints Culture Survey, ICS/TMI 2006
Did you know? Nearly all customers would recommend a company to their friends if a complaint had been resolved efficiently But, 4 out of 5 customers would spread the word if a complaint had been handled badly Source: National Complaints Culture Survey, ICS/TMI 2006
Did you know? 91% of unhappy customers will never return Resolve their problem fast and 85% will come back again It costs at least 5 times as much to gain a new supporter than keep any existing one!
How’s best to do it? Agree what recording Agree how recording Agree who’s going to co-ordinate Agree communication channels Establish handling processes Regular reporting & monitoring Submit ACR if FRSB member
The bad & the ugly “An expression of dissatisfaction whether justified or not” (BS8600)
Why is it important to have a complaints process? Empower supporters by instilling confidence in your services Ensures consistency across the organisation Shows you’re focussing on your supporters’ needs Shows you have an open, honest and fair approach Benefit your charity’s development by setting a benchmark for supporter care. Enhance your charity’s reputation by confirming its commitment to excellence.
What should your process look like? Must be available in writing or on your website (if you have one) Must outline how supporters can make a complaint to you. Must outline clearly defined timeframes Needs to make reference to the FRSB (if you’re a member) Designate a complaints co-ordinator (someone primarily responsible for handling complaints)
Top Ten Tips! Convey thanks Obtain all the facts Make it easy Put yourself in their shoes Learn from every complaint Authorize & empower your staff Ignore at your peril No two complaints are the same Train your staff Say sorry – always apologise