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Webhelps vekst i BFSI-sektoren anerkjennes som CX-leder av NelsonHall

16 juni 2021

Det store internasjonale analytikerselskapet NelsonHall har utpekt Webhelp, den ledende leverandøren av global kundeopplevelse (CX) og forretningsløsninger, som “leder” for CX-tjenester innen bank, finans og forsikring (BFSI). 

Anerkjennelsen for å levere sømløs utførelse og innovasjon, plasserte gruppen plassert høyt i alle de fire kategoriene: Samlet BFSI, inntektsgenereringsevne, CX forbedringsevne og kapasitet innen kostnadsoptimalisering. 

Ivan Kotzev, CX-analytiker hos NelsonHalluttalte:

“Bank- og finansnæringen gjennomgår en rask utvikling av CX med krav om redesign av kundereiser. Webhelps rammeverk for innovasjon og ressurser for å optimalisere interaksjoner for merkevarer, samt deres tilbud innen KYC, betalingsbehandling og skalering av fintech er alle sentrale elementer i den omfattende tilnærmingen vår.» 

Anerkjennelsen Webhelp mottok, understreket evnen til å levere kundeverdi i BFSI-sektoren gjennom innovativ digital aktivering og analysedrevet design, der alt dette driver den digitale transformasjonen fremover. Sammen med konsulentselskapet Gobeyond Partners har Webhelp investert mye for å skape innovasjon og å drive CX transformasjonsagendaen. 

Selskapets integrerte BFSI-plattform bygger teknologiske løsninger ved å kartlegge ende-til-ende-kundereiser. Dette ble fremhevet som et betydelig konkurransefortrinn. Rapporten peker også på Webhelps betalingstjenester og tjenestetilbudet innen regulatoriske og compliance-tjenester som alle legger et solid grunnlag for oppdragsgiverne gjennom en egenutviklet kjenn-din-kunde (KYC)-tilnærming for kundereiser. 

Webhelps bedriftskultur som alltid setter menneskene først, samarbeidsmåtene og ende-til-ende digitale transformasjonsløsningene er det som til sammen gjør at Webhelps kundeopplevelse skiller seg ut, spesielt for virksomheter som ønsker å beholde kunder og bygge langsiktig lojalitet. 

Matthieu Bouin, som er Group Managing Director i Webhelp, uttalte:

“NelsonHalls anerkjennelse er en stor ære for oss nettopp fordi vi vet at BFSI-industrien er inne i en transformasjon. Dette er grunnen til at vi har styrket transformasjonsevnen vår sammen med Gobeyond Partners. Takket være deres omfattende kunnskap innen bank- og finanssektoren har vi jobbet sammen for å designe og levere transformerende kundereiser, samtidig som vi støtter oppdragsgiverne våre ved å generere inntekter og optimalisere kostnader.» 

Webhelps eget program, The Nest by Webhelp, er dedikert til å støtte oppstartsbedrifter og virksomheter under oppskalering gjennom vekstperioden ved å bygge en veiledende kundeopplevelsesprosess. The Nest by Webhelp ble anerkjent for sitt arbeid med fintech- og insurtech-kunder. 

Med utsikter til en dobling av veksten innen utgangen av 2021, er BFSI-sektoren en viktig del av Webhelps geografiske ekspansjonsstrategi. 

NelsonHall NEAT-leverandør-evalueringsstudien vurderte resultatene til 13 store aktører som leverer CX-tjenester til bank- og finansnæringen. Webhelps posisjon som leder er den høyeste kategorien basert på kapasitet, prestasjon, kostnadsoptimalisering og inntektsgenerering, blant de andre kvadrantene klassifiseres innovatører, høyt presterende og hovedaktører.  

For å lese mer om NelsonHalls NEAT-evaluering for CX Services i BFSI for Webhelp, inviterer vi deg til å laste ned hele rapporten nedenfor. 


Webhelp og Signify vinner Customer Experience Excellence Awards 2011

28th May 2021

Webhelp, den ledende globale leverandøren av kundeopplevelse og forretningsløsninger, og Signify, verdensledende innen belysning for profesjonelle og forbrukere, vant pris på årets Customer Experience (CX) Excellence Awards. Signify- og Webhelp-teamene vant i kategorien Best CX Innovation og den virtuelle prisutdelingen foregikk onsdag den 26. mai, som en del av NICE Interactions 2021. Prisen anerkjente selskapene for utmerket utrulling av NICE inContacts CXone, en skybasert løsning, som gjør det mulig for Signify å levere omnichannel-opplevelse fra tre konsoliderte flerspråklige sentre i Europa, Asia/Stillehavet og Nord-Amerika. Ved hjelp av over 200 merkevareambassadører som dekker 40 språk, tilbyr Webhelp kundesupport på flere kanaler til Signifys forbrukere og forretningskunder. Teknologiløsningen gjorde det også mulig for merkevareambassadørene å få dypere og mer presis innsikt i Signify-kundenes behov, samtidig som de fikk frigjort tid til interaksjoner av høy kvalitet. Da Signify og Webhelp fornyet det globale partnerskapet sitt i 2019, tok Webhelp initiativ til et prosjekt for å drive digital transformasjon og å drive operasjonelt i verdensklasse og i global skala. Innsendelsen omfattet Norden, som fungerte som en frontløper for implementeringen. Utrullingen er for tiden pågående i de andre regionene. Luite van Zelst, Global Vendor Manager, Signify, uttalte:

“Vi er stolte av å motta Best CX Innovation-prisen sammen med Webhelp. Utmerkelsen gjenspeiler den enorme innsatsen og teamarbeidet som kreves for å levere en sømløs opplevelse for kundene våre. Med Webhelps støtte har vi klart å bygge en sentralisert prosess slik at vi kan ta vare på kjernebehovene hos kundene. Kunden er sentralt fokus for oss, og vi vil fortsette å utvide løsningen med en iterativ tilnærming for å sikre at kundene våre opplever høy kvalitet.”

Andrea Kaminski, Global Industry Lead, High Tech og IT hos Webhelp, fortsetter:

“Vi er glade for å motta anerkjennelse for vårt arbeid med Signify. I løpet av de siste årene har teamene våre jobbet utrolig hardt for å støtte Signifys raskt voksende globale kundebase. Muliggjøring gjennom teknologi er en sentral, strategisk søyle i vårt kundearbeid, og vi setter pris på samarbeidet med en partner som Signify, som er åpen for å tilpasse seg ny teknologi i et stadig skiftende CX-landskap. Denne prisen er et utrolig verdifullt høydepunkt i vår fortsatte transformasjonsreise.”

NICE hedret CX excellence-prisvinnere på det virtuelle arrangementet og feiret eksepsjonelle opplevelser og CX-smidighet gjennom innovasjon. Best CX Innovation Award-kategorien anerkjenner innlemmelsen av innovativ kunstig intelligens, innsikt eller automatisering som fører til digital kyndighet, transformasjon og forretningsresultater.


Webhelp utvider ideelt initiativ som støtter utdanning og inkludering over hele verden

Gjennom å være en Think Human-virksomhet dyrker Webhelp en kultur som inspirerer og oppfordrer Webhelpere til å gjøre en forskjell i verden vi lever i. Miljø, sosiale forhold og selskapsstyring (ESG) har alltid vært kjernen i Webhelps identitet, og det er grunnen til at vi har vært med å støtte globale veldedighetsformål siden 2015.

Gjennom årene har det kommet frem at store forskjeller i tilgang til utdanning ofte påvirker livet i betydelig grad. Ekskludering kan påvirke alle, uavhengig av alder, kjønn eller bakgrunn, eller en rekke uheldige omstendigheter som, kombinert med mangel på støtte, kan hindre mulighetene.

Grunnleggelsen av SHARED Foundation

Webhelp tok sitt ansvar for å løse problemet i 2015  gjennom lanseringen av SHARED Foundation (Solidarity, Humanitarian, Aid, Environment, Diversity) under Foundation of France. SHAREDs formål var å støtte profesjonell integrering og tilrettelegge for ansettelse ved å fremme tilgang til utdanning og utvikling av digitale ferdigheter.

SHARED har støttet lokale foreninger i landene der Webhelp opererer, i den franske regionen vår. I 2019 begynte Webhelpere å koordinere tiltak for å identifisere lokale foreninger i hvert land og åpnet muligheten for ansatte til å delta i frivillige prosjekter. I løpet av de siste fem årene har SHARED hjulpet 15 foreninger i åtte land. Med dette har de gitt mer enn 2000 mennesker til å få den kunnskapen og de ferdighetene som er nødvendige for å komme inn på de lokale jobbmarkedene.

Et internasjonalt tiltak: Think Human Foundation

SHAREDs suksess i den fransktalende delen av Webhelp inspirerte tanken om å gjøre en enda mer betydelig innsats for å bekjempe ulikhet i de over 50 landene der Webhelp er etablert.

I januar 2020 dannet Webhelp sammen med aksjonærene og Olivier Duha, medgrunnlegger og administrerende direktør i gruppen, Think Human Foundation for å fortsette å fremme utviklingen i global skala. Stiftelsen har de samme målene som SHARED, men med et mye bredere omfang. Webhelpere over hele verden kan fremme vår People First-forpliktelse ved å støtte lokale veldedighetsinitiativer, det være seg økonomisk, med sin tid eller sin ekspertise.

Olivier Duha, administrerende direktør og medgrunnlegger av Webhelp, sier i en uttalelse:

«Siden etableringen av SHARED Foundation i Frankrike i 2015 har vi nå utvidet Webhelps initiativ til en styrke med global rekkevidde, det som i dag er kjent som Think Human Foundation. Her hos Webhelp tror vi på at utdanning og inkludering er helt grunnleggende for mennesker for å bygge et liv, og det er formålet vårt å støtte og få frem mer rettferdige muligheter for at mennesker skal finne sin plass i arbeidslivet.”

“Denne stiftelsen er mer enn ren veldedighet, fordi våre Webhelpere ønsker å bruke tiden sin i lokalsamfunn, regionale nettverk og med nasjonale myndigheter for å skape muligheter for mennesker i arbeidslivet. Vi er enormt stolte av at dette globale veldedighetsinitiativet har bred støtte i den globale Webhelp-familien. «

For å få vite mer om Think Human Foundation, besøk nettstedet på thinkhumanfoundation.org.


Webhelp solidifies footprint in Latin America with Dynamicall

Paris, March 9th, 2021.

Webhelp, the European leader in Customer Experience and Business Solutions, announces today that it has acquired Dynamicall, a leading Peruvian BPO player with over 4.500 employees based in Lima. This acquisition is the latest in a line of sizable and strategic M&A activities over the past five years.

Olivier Duha, Webhelp’s co-founder and CEO, declared:

“Dynamicall is an impressive organization, with a strong cultural fit with Webhelp. We have been partnering to serve several major brands successfully in 2020 and are excited to now welcome their talented teams into the Webhelp family. With its superior track record in delivering high-quality services and its attractive client base, Dynamicall reinforces our unique best-shoring capabilities for our clients.”

Dynamicall enhances Webhelp’s service portfolio in several strategic areas including Spanish and multilingual operations with on/nearshore and offshore delivery capacities for the local and international Spanish-speaking market and North America, and the potential to expand coverage for global and multilingual clients.
Latin America (LatAm), as a region driven by strong economic development, is of key interest to Webhelp. With its broad range of services tailored to clients of all sizes, from start-ups to global conglomerates, Webhelp is keen to serve its clients’ in and from this region while contributing to the local economy and creating career development opportunities. With the acquisition of Dynamicall, Webhelp now has two own sites in Latin America, in addition to the existing operations on the premises of clients in several countries in the region and greenfield sites in the pipeline. The Latin American operations will work together closely with Webhelp’s established Spanish teams, with Julio Jolin extending his responsibilities as CEO to lead LatAm.

Julio Jolin Vargas, CEO of Webhelp’s Spanish operations said:

“The incorporation of Dynamicall in the Webhelp family will strengthen our service offering for Spanish-speaking and global companies alike, looking to reinforce their operations with state-of-the-art services in the LatAm region and the world. We are very excited for this new opportunity to expand our support further for both our current clients and those to be.”

Enrique Beltran, founder and CEO of Dynamical, stated:

“We’re thrilled to take this next step in our partnership with Webhelp and merge with such a dynamic and solid leader. Thanks to the dedication and skills of all people at Dynamicall, we get to serve some of the world’s most exciting brands, and together with our new parent company, we get to expand even further, not only internationally but also in terms of capabilities.”

Webhelp will celebrate its 21st anniversary this year and has become one of the global leaders in the sector thanks to steady organic growth and acquisitions. Driven by a vision of making business more human and a strong and unique company culture motivated by an agile, start-up mindset, and over 75.000 Webhelpers bring their smarts and hearts to the table every day to help clients in a way that makes a real difference.


About Dynamicall

Dynamicall is a leading Peruvian BPO-Contact Center industry provider, offering a stable and formal employment to more than 4500 collaborators from its 2 sites in Lima. Its client portfolio includes major brands, leaders in their respective industries, across all regions of LatAm, North America, and Spain. Dynamicall’s services range from Customer Care, Sales, Back Office, Technical Support among others. Founded 13 years ago, Dynamicall has become one of the most important references in the local industry with a revenue of over 30 million USD per year.


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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.”


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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.


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.


Discover Webhelp's Work Abroad Program

International mobility means opportunities even in the most challenging of times

As a people-first company, not only do we strive to enjoy every day but also listen to our colleagues as to how they wish to live their careers. Relocating to a new country to start an international career is always a great challenge, especially during a global crisis.
At Webhelp, driving innovation is part of our DNA. That is why we have set out to make international mobility still a possible, safe and enjoyable experience! We have developed our Work Abroad program with you in mind – our colleagues who want to explore new cultures and career opportunities as well as future Webhelpers who dream of a fresh start.
The Work Abroad program is part of our new Website. So, let’s dive in the online features and functionalities that will bring you closer to your dream lifestyle.

Find out what country you match with

Meet our interactive Job Matcher! The fun quiz is the first thing you will see when you land on our Work Abroad page. Your international journey starts by answering 3 simple questions. We use a quick algorithm that will match you with the country most suited to your personal preferences and professional goals. You might have more than one soulmate country! So, have fun and redo the quiz as many times as you wish.

Find out what it is like to work in your country of choice

Now you have an idea of where you would like to live your next 12 to 24 months or maybe your entire life. So, let’s take a quick journey into that dream destination!
As game-changers, we conducted a survey with people who work with us as well as former colleagues and even employees from other companies. Why? To get a real feeling of what it is like to work in the country you would like to call home.
The destination section refers mainly to the overall employee sentiment within a certain region. However, this is where you will see open positions available at Webhelp in your country of choice. Likewise, from this section you can select the city (site) where we operate.
We also gathered data from various reliable sources, and we recommend a monthly budget based on your salary at Webhelp in relation to the cost of living in your country of choice. This way, you can better plan for fun activities and common necessities.

Dare the adventure in your favourite city!

Getting the low-down on a country is great. But you will mostly live in a city while working abroad. To provide you with accurate and relevant information, we worked closely with expats living in the cities where we operate.
Each piece of content was written, edited and revised by multiple members of our local creative and HR teams, with the help and input of our expat Advisors.
This is where we also advertise our international open positions for our sites. So, when an available job feels like a match, apply and we will get in touch with you within a few days, if not hours.

Say hi to your new lifestyle

We strive to offer you a realistic glimpse of what to expect while working abroad at Webhelp. To create this piece of content, we interviewed dozens of our expat colleagues. So, you will get a feeling of the country through their eyes and experiences.
Our film crew also went the extra mile. Literally! They flew to our sites to capture the city vibe and our office culture. Follow our Webhelpers in their quest to show you authentic experiences and some impressive vistas of their second home! For example, check out how Denisz from Ukraine works and lives in Barcelona.

When in doubt, contact our friendly ambassadors

But what if you are still undecided about your chosen destination? Our colleagues from around the world will be happy to answer all your questions related to cost of living, relocation assistance, open positions and many more.
We have also taken a unique approach with our FAQ section. Since we put our people at the heart, we have divided our frequently asked questions in 3 parts: Your Life, Your Career and Your Adventure. Reading through the answers will feel personal, human-orientated and transparent.

Stay tuned for Meet Webhelpers

We believe in an engaging work culture. And our Webhelpers are the best ambassadors to reinforce our values. Coming soon is our new blog section featuring ‘the person behind the job’. You will find out what it is like to start and advance your career with us, how to stay resilient when you fail or how to succeed when you struggle. All these from a personal point of view of our Webhelpers!

For the past 20 years, we have thrived in challenging circumstances and strived to help our people achieve their goals. Despite the current pandemic, we know that international mobility is crucial to business growth and employee satisfaction. We encourage you to explore our opportunities abroad and dream further than ever before!


The future of travel in the post COVID world

The arrival of COVID-19 may have changed the travel industry forever. We’ve asked sector expert, and Webhelp Group Chief Sector Growth Officer, Nora Boros, to reflect on how far we have come and, most importantly, what the future holds for this most human of industries?

 

What was the travel industry landscape prior to COVID-19, were there any ongoing issues, or significant changes on the horizon?

Although it feels like an age away right now, looking back to 2019 the outlook for the travel industry was fairly optimistic and, on the whole, the industry was in a place of maturity in customer experience - especially when compared with other sectors which might be perceived as being weaker in this area such as financial services.

In fact, the industry had developed some depth in the ability to emotionally and personally connect with its audience, in order to deliver unique leisure experiences.  Brands were using new consumer behaviours to create buy in, especially in creating enriched customer journeys, something that I explored in a previous blog.

As travel is such a broad and diverse industry, some disruption was evident and there were emerging players and newcomers to the market, joining travel from competing sectors.

There was the growth of personalised, sustainable and eco-tourism, and its impact on the traditional value, luxury and price based travel campaigns - plus the continued arrival of start-ups, bringing new technology, fresh services and additional booking avenues to the industry.

Unfortunately, some areas of the travel industry were already financially fragile. For example, where low operating margins coincide with high cost in distribution or intermediation. This is especially apparent in models where there are go-betweens such as resellers, who are bridging the gap for providers and the consumers themselves, and draining income flows.

Alongside this, there was the growing financial challenge faced by the traditional retail brick and mortar travel providers from new players in digital technology.

And, there was huge impact from the way that technology can very quickly, change a regional provider to a global one – going digital provides the ability to easily disseminate an offer across multiple geographies and languages.

Interestingly, at Webhelp we are in the perfect position to provide support in this area, creating a unified customer experience across multiple markets.

What was the initial response to COVID-19 from the industry, and what challenges did Webhelp face as a company?

In the past decade, the travel industry has weathered many storms, including the ash cloud crisis in 2010 and the impact of the tragic events of 9/11. So when COVID hit, there was the awareness that it was going to hurt – but it was approached with a certain amount of resilience.

We saw a significant drop in sales volumes across our existing client operations, which we approached with a high degree of flexibility. As a people first company, we value our people and moved to protect them with swift workforce management measures like redeployment and adapted hours while working to reduce negative financial impact on our clients.

The travel industry has a substantial learning curve when producing the best customer advisors, particularly in the airline, tour-operating and hospitality segment. There must be a deep understanding of the sector, tools and processes – which can only be provided by time-served and highly trained advisors.

We focussed on retaining this wealth of experience; we knew that once the immediate challenge passed, our clients would need a highly skilled service.

And, it’s important to note, that as sales volumes fell, customer service needs in areas like refunds, information and rescheduling rose dramatically.  We protected the industry and our clients by cross-skilling advisors, redeploying them and introducing homeworking, where possible, to protect our people and ensure continuation of service.

We have also deployed automation where possible to accelerate digital transformation at a lower cost.

We entered a crisis discussion with one of our clients, who were understandably deeply concerned for their business and were considering calling off their contract. In response we provided a clear and robust financial roadmap through the crisis, working with local legislation to retain our people, safeguard their salaries and reduce the financial drain on our client and the ability to re-invest the savings to the post-crisis situation.

And now, as the industry is gradually returning to business under the next normal, our client is in an ideal position to come back strongly – and appreciates the flexibility, cost reduction and value Webhelp brought to the long term relationship.

Can we touch on the impact of COVID from an air travel perspective?

Yes, obviously the global travel industry has a symbiotic relationship with the airline industry, because travel by its very nature is closely linked to transportation.

The past three months have created a highly unusual situation, with limited (or no) cross border transportation and grounding several airlines.  This is without a doubt one of the single largest crisis’ to hit ANY industry, and we will see ripples and consequences for the next decade, if not longer.

There will be lasting consumer trends resulting from this, including a renewed interest in sustainable tourism and more purposeful, meaningful travel.

The recovery period for airlines may create a decrease in availability resulting in a potential price increase, both for the leisure market and particularly for business travellers. I think that for the corporate market, recovery will be much longer, and many companies will need to adapt their propositions to suit this new reality.

As a consequence we should see short term growth in domestic markets, as people have less in their pockets and less opportunity for international travel. There will be a return to travel as a simpler and more meaningful activity, with family relationships and new experiences assuming greater importance as some global destinations are limited.

The way ahead for the industry and your thoughts on the future of Travel under COVID-19?

Transformation and restructuring will be visible across the whole industry, which is already evident in the actions of Ryanair and British Airways and hotel chains like Marriott and Hilton. Travel companies will need focused customer experience during this difficult time and Webhelp can really support operational and digital transformation in this area.

Change is certainly ahead for the hospitality industry, and some independent hotels could struggle to comply with the new social distancing regulations, reduced guests and increased costs required to stay open while maintaining the bottom line.

Travel brands, like Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia, with more diversified portfolios or private rentals where new regulations and safety measures can be introduced quickly, may be in a position to benefit.

As we live more flexible work lives, leisure travel will become blended with business needs, creating the new travel concept of ‘Bleisure’, something that we will be exploring in future blogs.

The real trends will become more apparent in the first quarter of next year, as the financial and social effects of COVID become clearer.

And finally, I think that the human experience of travel, the need for personal contact and connection will be increasingly valued and promoted.

Travel is the most universal way to unlock boundaries and understand how diverse and beautiful the world is, and I am confident that the industry will recover and remerge. It may be changed but will remain just as meaningful.

In future blogs we will explore the travel horizon in further detail, re-imagining the customer experience and looking at how this can unlock meaningful opportunities for the travel industry. Feel free to contact Nora Boros via LinkedIn and to explore more of our services.