Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced the recipients of the 2018 Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Awards on November 15, 2018, at an awards gala during the 2018 Marketing and Communications Conference in Ottawa, ON. These awards recognize the quality of work, abundance of talent, and creativity within the marketing, communications, and customer service field of the airport industry. This year the contest received more than 300 entries in 20 categories.
Customer Service Experts joined forces with Anne Arundel County’s Department of Social Service’s Backpack Program to help bring the excitement of the first day of school to the underserved in our county. CSE’s community outreach program, Caring Connections, delivered 25 backpacks filled to the brim with grade-specific school supplies for students at Rolling Knoll Elementary School in Annapolis, Maryland. More than 72,000 eligible children in Anne Arundel County have received assistance since the Backpack Program began in 1992.
Customer Service Week is an international celebration of the importance of customer service and of the people who serve and support customers on a daily basis. This week is an opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for your employees 52 weeks a year. This year’s theme is "Exceeding Expectations! Every Customer, Every Time!"
Customer Service Experts, the leader in providing service culture solutions to the airport industry, recently promoted five top performers and hired eight new team members, positioning CSE for continued success in 2018. This year, CSE celebrates twenty-five years of partnering with organizations to design strategies and provide resources to create innovative, customized, service culture initiatives which deliver exceptional customer experiences and increased profit margins.
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:
Every year after attending the Airport Revenue News (ARN) conference, CSE analyzes the survey data collected and publishes its annual infographic depicting the results. This infographic not only predicts trends in our industry, but illustrates the ever-growing importance of finding opportunities within organizations to train and develop employees. This investment positively impacts not only your employees, but the passenger experience and your bottom line as well.