Emotional intelligence, or EQ, refers to a person's ability to recognize, understand, manage, and reason with emotions. It is a critical skill when it comes to interpersonal communication in both personal and professional environments. The term was originally coined by psychologists in the 1990s and became a buzz word in the business world in 1995 when Daniel Goleman wrote Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ. Goreman argues that EQ could be more important than IQ at predicting success in life, and that these emotional competencies play a particularly important role in the workplace.
Caring Connections is Customer Service Experts’ community outreach program, developed to help the underserved in our local communities. This employer-supported volunteering program reflects CSE’s support in our employee’s interests and concerns around our communities. To help celebrate CSE’s 25th anniversary, our Caring Connections team partnered with Joy Reigns Lutheran Church in Edgewater, Maryland, where their Baby Pantry serves over 45 babies each month with weekly supplies of diapers, wipes, and ointment.
Summer is a time to pack up the kids and head out on adventures around the globe visiting families, friends, and new places. Traveling with children is challenging with potential distractions at baggage, security lines, and maneuvering through hundreds of other travelers. How can you assist in making guest's experiences less stressful? You have the opportunity to set the tone by providing the first and last memorable experiences of their trip! Here are some tips for helping families take off and land successfully this summer:
Mystery shopping has been, well, a mystery to many who hear about it. A mystery shopper is a person who visits an establishment to observe and measure customer service, product quality, and the environment. By measuring the customer experience through mystery shopping, management can use the metrics as a training and developmental tool for coaching and feedback, positively impacting employees, guest experiences, and profitability. Learn more about the different industries in which CSE performs mystery shops.
Employee recognition is essential for motivating, retaining, and fully engaging employees. Customer Service Experts (CSE) has been helping clients recognize and reward employees who generate a guest-centric service culture for over 25 years. Recently, we partnered with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to develop a customized Guest Experience Performance Management Services Program using relevant mystery shopping data and customized iCARE training workshops to educate and encourage employees to provide passengers with a seamless and “LAXceptional Xperience” from curbside to gateside.
It’s February and love is in the air, both on the ground and at 10,000 feet! Airports and airlines across the world are recognizing Valentine’s Day as a perfect opportunity to “show the love” to their customers in a variety of creative ways. Last year at our own “Balt-amour” International Airport, passengers were treated to everything from flowers and chocolates, to parking and concessionaire discounts. So, don’t hesitate to travel on February 14th. Instead, get ready to be struck by cupid’s arrow!
Welcome to January – the time for tight pants and tight resolve! Like us, our resolutions must be able to travel well, and airports are stepping up their game by making healthy choices easier for their guests. Yoga studios, gyms, cardio tracks, and healthy food options are culminating within travel hubs around the world, helping us keep on track and on time.
Any training program should impact employees in a lasting way, providing them with immediate tools that can be consistently sharpened throughout their career. Train-the-trainer programs are one method organizations select to ensure their own internal trainers are equipped to seamlessly deliver classroom and on-the-spot training with strategic skills and confidence. By defining needs and delivering training in a streamlined and cost-effective manner, a well-developed training program will impact more than just your guest experience. Through on-demand teaching, mentoring, role-modeling, and encouragement, your employees will create a higher service standard, increasing your guest experience and your bottom line.
Thanksgiving recalls turkey, family, football, and stretch pants. And if you’re one of the 28.5 million passengers expected to fly this holiday week, we at CSE would like to take some stress out of travel this week by reviewing some new airport strategies for getting to the turkey and stuffing ASAP.