Presentation on theme: "Providing Exceptional Customer Service isn’t just for the Customer Service Department HR Needs to Lead the Way! John F. Mantica Vice President of Human."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives Define your customers and understand their needs. good exceptionalDiscuss the difference between good customer service and exceptional customer service. Discuss the importance of exceptional customer service as a core value to the organization. How to apply exceptional service in all areas of HR.
Who are your customers? Applicants Co workers in HR Other employees Managers/Directors Owners Vendors Suppliers Company Customers
Exceptional Service – Your #1 Value HR is a service department. We don’t manufacture or sell a tangible product. Outstanding service means: – Understanding who your customers are and what they need knowingly realize it emotional impact – Meeting and exceeding those needs to a point where the customer knowingly realize it and it has an emotional impact on them – Taking ownership of any issue
Only 1 Chance Only 1 Chance 25,000/year
Only 1 Chance
Outstanding Service – United Airlines
United breaks guitars Social media has changed customer service forever!
Good Service isn’t Exceptional Service Today, First National Bank of the Gulf Coast continues to focus on superior customer service. In six years since the bank opened, it has grown from 16 employees to 180; and they’ve grown from $6 million to $330 million.
The way it should be…
The way it is today…
Ritz Carlton Values I build strong relationships and create Ritz- Carlton guests for life. I am always responsive to the expressed and unexpressed wishes and needs of our guests. I am empowered to create unique, memorable and personal experiences for our guests. I own and immediately resolve guest problems.
Four week orientation New hires offered $4,000 to leave after first week Two weeks of orientation is as a CS Rep $4,000 offer continues through the entire orientation period
1999 Virtually nothing 2009 Sold for $1,200,000,000
Dallas Cab Driver
Exceptional Service Messages
Exceptional Service in HR Keep office door open whenever you are alone Do not use the “Do-Not-Disturb” feature on your phone unless you are truly in a meeting Welcome “customers” by standing up Answer within 24 hours Smile Shake hands Walk around – A LOT (MBWA)
HR Leadership Does your staff have the resources to provide exceptional customer service? Do you reward your team for providing exceptional customer service? Is exceptional customer service an expectation of the job? Are YOU role model exceptional service? Exceptional service is contagious!
Questions to ask ALL applicants… Describe a time when you went the extra mile in a work related situation to help someone else. Why did you assist them? What was the outcome? How do you go about establishing rapport with a customer? What have you done to gain their confidence? Give an example Give an example of a time when you used your skills to address a problem (or challenge) facing a customer?
Testing the HR Team Have a friend call in to inquire about a job Have a staff employee stop by to ask questions about health insurance Survey employees about their experience with HR
Routine isn’t routine for your customer
HR Mission Statement
Have Fun at Work
Outstanding Service Who are your customers and what are their needs? create an emotional impactHow can you exceed these needs to create an emotional impact? How can you duplicate the United Airlines ad, Naples bank, Ritz-Carlton, or the Dallas cab driver? If YOU don’t do it – The entire team fails Your “customers” will always find someone who can (and will) do it.