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GES Achieves J.D. Power Certification for the 10th Year in a Row
GES, a global, full-service provider for live events, is pleased to announce that for the 10th year in a row, GES achieved J.D. Power Certification under the Certified Customer Service ProgramSM. The distinction acknowledges a strong commitment by GES’ National Servicenter® operations to provide “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for Phone support.
GES exceeded the benchmark of the detailed audit of 40 practices that encompass its recruiting, training, workforce management, disaster recovery plans, management roles and responsibilities, and quality assurance capabilities. J.D. Power also conducted comprehensive customer satisfaction surveys of 200 customers who recently contacted the GES National Servicenter, located at its Las Vegas headquarters.
“We continue to raise the bar in providing superior service to our clients, and it’s an honor to have our commitment to industry-leading service recognized by J.D. Power for a decade,” said GES Chief Operating Officer Anthony Lau.
According to J.D. Power, “GES has demonstrated its commitment to the customer experience by earning their 10th consecutive certification. In fact, according to our research, GES’ performance around the ‘timeliness of resolution’ and ‘promptness in getting to a representative’ attributes was especially high.”
“Achieving J.D Power Certification for the 10th year in a row is an honor and a testament to our service culture,” said Senior Director of the GES National Servicenter Cora Danielson. “I am extremely proud of our team and their continued commitment to service excellence.”
For certification status, a contact center must also perform within the top 20 percent of customer service scores, which are based on benchmarks established in J.D. Power’s crossindustry customer satisfaction research. The evaluation criteria include the customer service representatives’ courtesy, knowledge and concern for the customer; promptness in speaking to a person; and timely resolution of the problem or request. Additionally, the experience with the automated phone system is evaluated based on the clarity of the information provided, the ease of navigating the phone menu prompts and the ease of understanding the phone menu instructions.
Launched by J.D. Power in 2004 to evaluate overall customer satisfaction with live phone interactions and to help organizations in various industries increase their efficiency and effectiveness by establishing and continually updating leading practices for handling service calls, the Certified Customer Service Program certifies the live phone channel and the IVR selfservice channel. For more information, please visit www.JDPower.com.
The GES National Servicenter is open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Customers may speak to a knowledgeable representative by telephone at 1.800.475.2098 or through live chat. For more information, visit us at www.ges.com.
GES, a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing corporate events, exhibitions, conferences, congresses, exhibits and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audio visual, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services, and event accommodations – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Mary Kay, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, and Canadian International Auto Show. GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for 10 years in a row, and for the ninth year in a row, Ad Age has named GES as one of the Nation’s Largest Experiential/Event Marketing Agency Networks. For more information visit www.ges.com.
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