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Webhelp høyt rangert i alle aspekter av sosiale medier av ledende analysefirma NelsonHall

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Selskapet kunngjør en rekke utmerkelser fra analytikere

Oslo 8. februar 2021

Webhelp, den ledende leverandøren av global kundeopplevelse (CX) og forretningsløsninger, har blitt anerkjent av den topprangerte bransjeanalytikeren NelsonHall for sine løsninger for sosiale medier.

Firmaet ble anerkjent på tvers av tre kjerneområder: Kundebehandling og salgskapasitet; online omdømmehåndtering; og innholdsmoderering, tillit og sikkerhet.

NelsonHalls Evaluerings- og Vurderingsverktøy (NEAT), en del av et «speed-to-source» -initiativ, gjør det mulig for strategiske sourcing-managere å vurdere leverandørers evner til å identifisere de beste resultatene i bransjen under prosessen med valg av sourcing-leverandør. Metoden evaluerer kvaliteten av leverandørenes evner i flere kategorier, for eksempel teknologi og verktøy, serviceinnovasjon, geografisk fotavtrykk og skalerbarhet.

“Vi er begeistret over at NelsonHall har anerkjent våre tjenester for sosiale medier. Nå, mer enn noen gang, og i en stadig mer digital verden, må bedrifter levere kundeopplevelser med høy grad av kvalitet og pålitelighet. Webhelp har et variert utvalg av digitalt aktiverte tjenester, som gjør det mulig for oss å støtte globale merkevarer med deres sosiale medier-interaksjoner og omdømme, og å jobbe med sosiale medieplattformer og markedsplasser selv for å støtte et tryggere online-miljø for brukere. Vi er veldig stolte av våre prestasjoner på dette området,” sier Webhelps med-gründer Olivier Duha i en uttalelse.

Ivan Kotzev, analytiker hos NelsonHall CX Services, uttalte:

“Webhelps sterke ytelse innen kundestøtte og salg på sosiale medier bygger på et fundament av proprietær teknologi, erfaring med kanalhåndtering og evner som CX-konsulent. Spesielt vil jeg trekke frem selskapets kompetanse innen leadgenerering og salgsaktiviteter på sosiale kanaler, en økende prioritet for merkevarer som ønsker å møte sine kunder i disse kanalene.”

Webhelps omfattende evner og selskapets voksende globale fotavtrykk blir fortsatt anerkjent av analytikersamfunnet, inkludert det anerkjente amerikanskbaserte analytikerfirmaet, Gartner, som utnevner Webhelp til en nisje-spiller. Dette bygger på analytikerens rapportering av Webhelp som en Rising Star i 2019/20, ettersom virksomheten ytterligere etablerer sitt ståsted som bransjedrivende og pålitelig alternativ til de mer tradisjonelle aktørene i det nordamerikanske markedet.

Alle disse nylige utmerkelsene forsterker Webhelps plassering av den globale analytikeren Everest Group som en av lederne innen håndtering av kundeopplevelse, (CXM), i sin PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020, samt ledende innen CXM i Europa, Midtøsten og Afrika (EMEA) Services PEAK Matrix. Everest Group anerkjenner dessuten Webhelp som spesielt sterk når det gjelder både visjon og evne til å levere. Everest-konsernets posisjonering strekker seg til en ny rapport der Webhelp er anerkjent som hovedkonkurrent innenfor arbeid hjemmefra-løsninger blant andre globale aktører.

Everest Group skrev i sin WAHA (Work at Home Agent) CXM Services PEAK Matrix Assessment:

“Webhelp driver digital transformasjon gjennom sky-adopsjon, CX-rådgivning og automatisering ved å samarbeide med teknologileverandører som Amazon Connect, MS Azure og UiPath, gjennom å bruke deres plattformer etter oppdragsgivernes krav.”


Daugavpils

Webhelp to launch content moderation services in new office in Daugavpils, Latvia: 55 people are already in training

February 1st 2021

Webhelp, a leading global customer experience and business solutions provider, is opening an office in Daugavpils, Latvia, to support a new global client with content moderation services.
Right now, 55 people are in training and Webhelp is recruiting more new team members during spring.
We have chosen Daugavpils based on the great local talent, the city’s geographical location, support from the local institutions and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, as well as our great cooperation with Daugavpils University.” said Janis Misans, MD Webhelp Latvia.

Webhelp is keen to contribute to Daugavpils’ economic development and the broader Latgale region while offering professional services support to international and local clients, leveraging our global network and extensive experience. Together with Webhelp’s office in Riga, the Daugavpils office will enable Webhelp to create a cohesive service network and further strengthen our service capabilities for the region.

Igors Prelatovs, Chariman of Daugavpils Council, stated:

Daugavpils municipality highly appreciates the cooperation with LIAA, as a result of which an international company Webhelp has started operating in our city.

It is a great opportunity for young, motivated citizens to start their careers in their hometown. As the company is located on the premises of Daugavpils University, it makes it easier for employees to combine their studies with the work.

We are proud that Daugavpils has been chosen as the company’s location and that the people of Daugavpils are competitive for the international labor market.

I wish great success for Webhelp’s plans in Daugavpils so that the company can thrive and evolve, and continue to offer new job opportunities to young people in Daugavpils and the surrounding area.

Making business more human for the world’s most exciting brands

We live in an era of fast connectivity and AI. Today, human experiences have even more power to make businesses come to life in customers’ hearts and minds.

Webhelp is committed to making business more human.

It’s through this commitment that Webhelp enriches customer experience, and designs business solutions that create value for the world’s most exciting companies.

Webhelp is a partner across a range of services including customer experience solutions, social media content moderation through to payment services.

Hundreds of brands across the world trust Webhelp because of their people, the culture they work in, and the ideas and technology they put to work.

By choosing Webhelp they access the passion and experience of 65 000 game-changers from more than 150 locations in 50 countries. Each one determined to bring their own intelligence, empathy and experience to the table every day.

Webhelp is the European leader in their industry, with a revenue of €1,5B in 2019, and aims for a global leadership position.

Webhelp is currently owned by its management and GBL, a leading global investment holding, as of November 2019.

More information can be found at www.webhelp.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Janis Misans, MD Webhelp Latvia
janis.misans@webhelp.com
+37167224437
Ida Naper, Nordic Director of Communications
ida.naper@webhelp.com
+4793673123


Frost & Sullivan anerkjenner Webhelp i toppsjiktet innen innovasjon og vekst i sin europeiske CX Radar i 2020

Det anerkjente globale forsknings- og konsulentselskapet Frost & Sullivan har tildelt Webhelp en topprangering i sin Frost Radar ™ – CX Outsourcing i 2020.

Webhelp er posisjonert som en leder innen både vekst og innovasjon, og høster anerkjennelse for sitt brede utvalg av løsninger på tvers av bransjer, samt sine effektive, digitale transformasjonstjenester og teknologiløsninger som stimulerer kundeinnovasjon sammen med konsulentvirksomheten Gobeyond Partners.

Deepali Sathe, senior bransjeanalytiker – informasjons- og kommunikasjonsteknologi i Frost & Sullivan uttalte:

“Med sitt fokus på AI, tale- og prediktiv analyse samt bruken av avanserte teknologier for å fremtidssikre løsninger er Webhelp i stand til å konkurrere effektivt, samtidig som de opprettholder et åpent økosystem av partnere og en mangfoldig blanding av progressive partnere for ytterligere å stimulere til innovasjon ”.

Webhelps dedikerte oppstarts-CX-program, The Nest by Webhelp, og den sterke vektleggingen av teknologi bidrar sterkt til å drive innovasjon i alle faser av en utvikling hos oppdragsgiverne.

Konsernets raske vekst, anerkjent av den sterke andreplassen i Radar, som setter Webhelp i den europeiske markedslederposisjonen for CX Outsourcing Services, og i en fremtredende global posisjon, har vært drevet gjennom både organisk vekst og av strategiske oppkjøp. I dag dekker Webhelps tjenesteportefølje ikke bare Customer Engagement-tjenester, men et bredt spekter av tilleggsmuligheter som RegTech, digitalisering, AI og rådgivning. Den anerkjente gründerkulturen har vært kjernen i konsernets suksess og i selskapets visjon om å gjøre business mer nær, varm og menneskelig, på riktig måte for kundene.

Olivier Duha, medgründer og CEO i Webhelp uttalte:

“Som et formålsdrevet selskap er vi begeistret over å bli tildelt æren av denne ledende plasseringen på Frosts Radar ™. Våre team av lidenskapelige gamechangere leter kontinuerlig etter måter å løse oppgaver enda bedre for våre oppdragsgivere, deres kunder og vårt selskap. Evnen til å endre spillereglene er en sentral del av vårt DNA, og dette anerkjennes av vårt sterke resultat på innovasjonsindeksen. Ved å sørge for at de beste teknologiene og innovasjonene gjør det mulig for våre folk å gjøre en reell forskjell, gjør vi stadige fremskritt i vår søken etter å skape fantastiske, menneskelige opplevelser”.

Radaren er basert på kjerneverdiproposisjonene Vekst, Innovasjon og Ledelse. Den sterke analysen sjekker over 1000 leverandører på tvers av ti viktige kriterier som innovasjonsskalerbarhet, kundetilpasning, visjon og strategi. Hvert selskap blir deretter evaluert på effektivitetskriterier på tvers av disse temaene for å bestemme hvor godt de er posisjonert til å drive vekst i fremtiden.


Webhelp utvider partnerskap med Allente

STOCKHOLM 5. november 2020

Allente har valgt Webhelp for leveranse av løsninger for kundeopplevelse innen kundeservice, kontaktsenterplattform og løsningsdesign for Canal Digital.

Allente, fusjonen mellom Canal Digital og Viasat Consumer, tilbyr høykvalitative satellitt-TV- og bredbånds-TV-løsninger til 1,2 millioner kunder i hele Norden.

Siden 2010 har Webhelp, en global leder innen kundeopplevelse og forretningsløsninger, og Allentes varemerke Viasat Consumer, utviklet et sterkt partnerskap med stabil og kommersielt fremgangsrik kundeservicevirksomhet.

Webhelp legger nå til Allentes kundeservice for Canal Digital på det svenske markedet i sin omfattende portefølje av nordiske TV- og mediekunder.

Webhelp kommer til å levere Canal Digitals kundeservice på Allentes vegne gjennom sin best shoring-virksomhet i Kalmar i Sverige, Malaga og Alicante i Spania, samt ett antall medarbeidere som jobber hjemmefra. Rekrutteringen av nye teammedlemmer har allerede startet.

”Vi er veldig glade for at Allente har utvidet vårt partnerskap til å inkludere både Canal Digital og Viasat Consumer. Vi ser frem til å styrke partnerskapet vårt på dette viktige stadiet i Allentes reise, slik at Allentes kunder opplever den konsekvent høye kvaliteten, vårt varemerke-ambassadørskap og den kommersielle dyktighet som vi er kjent for. Sammen kommer vi til å fortsette å utvikle et partnerskap som forsterker kundeopplevelsen i dagens og morgendagens TV- og bredbåndsløsninger”, sier Victor Sundén, Chief Commercial Officer i Webhelp Nordic.

”Vi har veldig gode erfaringer fra samarbeidet med Webhelp og er glade for å legge til Canal Digital i partnerskapet vårt. Webhelp kommer til å gi verdifull innsikt og support for virksomheten vår i denne spennende fasen for Allente, og vi kommer til å fortsette å utvikle partnerskapet vårt for å gi kundene våre førsteklasses service i dette utvidede samarbeidet», mener Victor Liljeroth, som er sverigesjef hos Allente Nordic.

Kontaktinformasjon:
Victor Sundén
Chief Commercial Officer, Webhelp Nordic
victor.sunden@webhelp.com
Mobile: +46 70 032 20 04

Maja Wikman Ulrich
Corporate Communications & PR Director, Allente Nordic
Maja.wikman.ulrich@allente.tv
Mobile: + 46 936 99 26 65

 


Webhelp named CXM Leader by Everest
Group for the second time in 2020

Following our positioning as a Global Leader in Customer Experience Management (CXM) by the leading analyst, Everest Group, we have now been recognized as a Leader again in its CXM in EMEA Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020, rating high in terms of vision and capability.

This report is an objective recognition of Webhelp’s successful growth strategy, and our unique people-first, end-to-end approach with Skand Bhargava, Vice President, Everest Group saying:

“Webhelp is a leading CXM provider globally, especially in Europe, supported by a large multilingual workforce of more than 60,000 agents. With a focus on digital transformation, CX consulting, and customer journey orchestration, Webhelp has been able to drive exponential growth over the last few years,”

He continues “Further, its deep digital and domain expertise, outcome-focused approach, and strong leadership have allowed it to resiliently navigate the uncertainties created by COVID-19 and continue on its growth journey.”

This result builds on our strong track record in analyst rankings and assessments, and our second year as a Leader in the PEAK Matrix, with Everest Group specifically highlighting our strong coverage in major industry verticals, our geographical delivery footprint, and the value delivered to our clients.

Everest Group defines Leaders as companies that deliver consistent Customer Experience Management (CXM) Services through expansion in new regions, serving various buyer sizes, and delivering high satisfaction scores due to greater technological and advanced digital capabilities.

For this EMEA edition, Everest Group selected 21 organizations to evaluate and compare for their 2020 report based upon the service provider’s market success, vision and strategy, service focus and capabilities, digital and technological solutions, domain investments, and buyer feedback.


OneShot Influence

Influence- New edition of the OneShot

Our 5th edition of OneShot is here! We hope you will enjoy reading about this wide theme, so deeply rooted in our everyday life.

So what have you learned from the crisis? Many attests to the irony of social distancing strengthening bonds and communications between colleagues. At the heart of this new dynamic, digital relationships have Intensified, and digital technology has played a very significant role.

The health and economic crisis is forcing us to focus on the immediate future. Nonetheless brands shouldn’t lose sight of other changes in society. Old power – no business will survive if it’s purely based on old power values: formal and centralised governance, a secretive mindset, the elitism of experts. People no longer trust authority, the bedrock of old powers. They want to act, to participate and to learn. New Power – requires brands to focus more on flat hierarchies and complete transparency.

Did you know that just behind WhatsApp, TikTok is the second-most downloaded non-gaming app in the world? And when compared to Instagram, the engagement rate is much higher? With millions of subscribers and a wide fan base, you should definitely check it out if your target audience is on TikTok.

Read all about these exciting and thought-provoking topics and more, in our latest edition of OneShot.

Read our OneShot

Your Guide to build an efficient patient-oriented strategy at a
global scale

In a context fueled by digital disruption and global acceleration, healthcare companies must design a new framework to better provide a seamless, constistent care accross all moment and all frontiers Through this white paper, Webhelp Medica reveals its best practices and learnings based on more than 20 years of expertise. Mixing feedbacks, testimonials and regulatory analyses, here are the keys to a winning strategy.

Read the Whitepaper Here

Recommerce

Recommerce on the surge: Why second-hand stores are booming

Why is recommerce on the rise? and why are marketplaces such as VINTED, thredUP or Poshmark thriving in this business model? Is it just trendy, cost effective, sustainable or a mix of all these that explains the current surge? Tomorrow’s personalization and customer journeys are expected to be even smarter, more immersive, more trust-enabling than they are today. The question is: Are brands and consumers ready? Here is an analysis from Olivier Carrot, Global Business Unit Direct, Retail & E-commerce.

Olivier Carrot - Recommerce

So which are some of the factors that have contributed to this increase?

  • Rise in the use of mobile devices. The accessibility of mobile devices globally has essentially contributed to the growth of e-commerce thanks to the increased reach which has consequently increased the sales. According to Aaron Orendorff – Forbes Top 10 B2B Content Marketer, e-commerce has helped businesses launch beyond borders reaching out to millions of new potential customers. By 2023, an increase of 276.9% in the total global sales in retail is projected with APAC taking the lead (source: shopify.com).
    The easy accessibility of mobile phones and internet has definitely elevated the demand of recommerce as a service. This surge has seen many start- ups joining the bandwagon to not only meet the growing demand but also to take advantage of the efficiency and scalability that marketplaces provide.
    Through the creation of an application that links second-hand products to customers, VINTED has grown from being owned by its two co-founders Milda and Justas to an organization that employs more than 450 people and unites a community of 25 million people.
  • Personalized customer experiences. In reference to platforms like VINTED, personalized services that match customers preferences are highly sought after. Customers want to feel valued and there is no better way than to offer a personalized experience. Even though many consumers are in search of products being offered at discounted or affordable prices, they will not compromise on the experience. Brands are thus competing not only on price but also on offering the most memorable experience to their customers.
  • Old is new again. Founded in 2009 as a swapping company for men’s shirts’ thredUP is a huge consumer marketplace that flaunts over 35,000 brands. In one of his keynotes, CEO and co-founder James Reinhart forecasts sales of upto $51 billion from the second-hand apparel market by 2023 (source yahoo.com)
    In reality, people buy twice as many clothes and wear them half as long. If one can buy a branded item for half the price of the new, why not? There is a growing trend to transform consumption through reuse. And so as to keep up with the changing environment in the retail industry, integrating a resale option in traditional retail outlets is seen to boost the overall sales. Customers are sparked to spend 21% more and visit 70% more frequently. James attributes the massive increase in the visiting percentage to the fact that second hand collection is restocked every two weeks whereas in the traditional format, new collection arrives between four to six times a year (source: www.thredup.com)
  • Cost friendly. Pocket friendly purchases is a big driver in the recommerce boom. Customers are increasingly seeing the value in buying recycled brand-name products for huge discounts. “Recommerce has seen a tremendous upsurge” says Steven Bethell, founder of Bank & Vogue – a firm that specializes in the logistics of selling used goods and operates a sister company called Beyond Retro. Prior to making a purchase, many shoppers aquent themselves with the resale possibilities of items they wish to buy with the plan to resell them in the near future. The retail industry is seeing a continued shift with the majority of consumers shopping smarter.
  • Sustainability. The new affluent generations like the Gen Z are more environmental and social conscious and as such, they expect brands to be more ethical and sustainable in their production processes. Fashion brands that have this audience as their customer base, are obliged to revamp their business models to be able to not only attract but most definitely also retain this segment.
    VINTED is one such brand. By investing on its brand ethos which is providing a platform for purchasing and selling of second-hand clothes. These clothes reduce the environmental impact of Co2 levels that are usually released in the production of new clothes (think water, chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides). In addition, it prolongs the shelf life of clothes that would otherwise head to the dumping sites in one or two years. It’s estimated that 600 kilograms of used clothes would lead to a reduction of 2250 kilograms of Co2 emissions, 3.6 billion liters of water saved, and 144 trees planted. (www.smartgreenpost.com).

At Webhelp, our clients are at the heart and our core objective is to ensure that their customers experience world class service in every touchpoint. The creation and upholding of a sustainable environment also go hand in hand with what our company stands for.

In our endeavor to always provide seamless interactions, we go the extra mile to guarantee that customers’ needs are met. We focus on making the purchase process in the marketplaces as simple and fulfilling as possible 

Our flawless and memorable customer journey from order management to returns and replacements is swiftly executed with our dedicated service specialist who are located globally in the different hubs. 

And thanks to the booming second-hand industry, content management and moderation is also on high demand. Ever thought of outsourcing your content moderation? Our highly experienced offshore content moderators ensure that our clients’ brands are duly protected across their target audience. We support our clients’ to not only maintain their brand integrity, but also to shield their customers from inappropriate, aggressive or illegal content.  

Are you looking for an experienced partner who will help you take your marketplace to the next level? Get in touch to receive your tailormade solution: Olivier Carrot.


Whitepaper: Reimagining service for the new world

Whitepaper 14th July 2020

A framework for tomorrow’s successful customer-focused operating models

As the urgency for change and transformation intensifies in the post COVID landscape, some pivotal questions will be raised: How different will service look and feel in the future? How will businesses and their operations need to adapt? And how can employers engage and support their colleagues to deliver on new customer promises?”

This new Whitepaper, reimagining service for the new world aims to address these crucial questions and discover more about how to leverage customer service models in this new world.

This is a joint publication with Gobeyond Partners, part of the Webhelp group, is underpinned by our unique industry perspective and new research to reveal the operating models of the future.

Click here for an instant download: Reimagining service for the new world

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Being a people-first organisation during a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has profoundly impacted the way we all live and work, forcing organisations to rapidly adjust to a new reality. As an organisation that prides itself on putting people at the heart, our number one priority will always be to keep our people safe. This approach, coupled with our rapid mobilisation of home working models for our clients, has uncovered our agility and adaptability, enabling us to continue growing and achieving our goals amongst this year’s challenges, which we are incredibly proud of.

Protecting our people

Webhelp is committed to making business more human, and our people are central to achieving this.
In February, we entered the COVID period with an incredible team of nearly 56,000 Webhelpers, always willing to make a difference in the lives of our client’s customers as well as in their local communities. We rapidly transitioned over 70% of our teams to work remotely, with all the relevant equipment and protocols to ensure safe and regulated work. With the incredible work from our teams, in a short amount of time we have established new digital resources for team leaders to support home working operations through new communication models to support our new and existing Webhelpers in changing practices and behaviours in new working environments.
From April – June, we delivered more than 650,000 masks to our colleagues. Where sites are being progressively and cautiously reopened, we continue supporting our colleague’s health through the delivery of masks and thousands of litres of hand sanitizer and extensive extra cleaning routines.

Supporting our clients

We have continued to work as trusted partners for our clients, adjusting their working practices and service models to meet the new requirements. As we have the experience of homeworking with our experienced agents at INVIRES, we were ready and able to rapidly adopt and continue a quality level of service for our clients, and support new clients where the infrastructure and local preparation wasn’t available.
Introducing new technology solutions has been essential to delivering successful home working solutions, especially for clients in highly regulated environments. We have built and designed a fully PCI compliant payment service which allows full card and payment masking within home working spaces, matching the protocols we have for working on site. Through introducing IVR opportunities with retail clients, we have also been able to further support their compliance and the safeguarding of data.
Hybrid models of flexible working allow colleagues to rotate shifts, working from either home or our office sites, to manage sensitive data access where necessary.

Delivering growth

Amongst all the chaos, our resilience has been preserved. We continued to deliver exemplary service to our clients and their customers and acquire new clients along the way.
We have now welcomed a further 6,000 people into the Webhelp family, some of whom will have never been to one of our offices, using remote recruitment, onboarding, and training. In our Asia-Pacific region we have increased our total headcount by 45% since January 1st, 2020, and continue to expand our operations in different locations within this region.
We are not limited to a single location site as we consider our service to be geography agnostic. Moving rapidly and flexibly, we have been able to establish fully virtual contact centres which are delivering service that is consistently outperforming against peers on first contact resolution, touchpoint net promoter score and employee engagement.
The future will result in different ways of working as focus moves to introducing hybrid models, drawing the best of both worlds through local hubs acting as centres of excellence to provide knowledge sharing, coaching and training to support home workers.
This crisis has forced organisations to adapt and rethink the way they deliver services and our clients, old and new, continue to rely on us to operate safely, quickly, and resiliently.