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The Value of Customer Service

Felicia Harris, Principal Owner of EverythingHR and EverythingHR Financial Services, interviews Colette Douglas, President of Elite Customer Service. The two discuss the most important parts of excellent customer service such as paying attention to details, having high expectations for employees, being consistent and respectful, and having character and integrity.  

Episode Highlights:

  • Real customer service is about the details
  • Ongoing training is really important when it comes to retaining customers
  • Company policy versus philosophy/culture
  • Employee morale is integral to an excellent customer service experience
  • Customer service should be focused on both the external and internal customer
  • Organizations need to have training for multiple generations of employees
  • High expectations are important for a successful company
  • Customer service has become the top priority this year
  • Disney and Ritz-Carlton are both excellent examples of elite customer service
  • Consistency is key
  • There is a difference between a prospective customer and a continued client
  • Employees have to fully embrace the company’s philosophy
  • Character and integrity are necessary in business and in life
  • Companies should make their employee value propositions and employees should make sure to follow them
  • Respect, internally and externally, is invaluable at work and at home
  • Use a self-evaluation to honestly face what you need to change
  • Cultural sensitivity is also extremely important
  • Dig deep, read, and stay educated

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Felicia G. Harris
​Principal Owner

This Podcast will provide you with the latest human resources trends whether you only do business in your home state or across the United States. You will be able to call in and talk with human resources professionals about the issues that keep you up at night, and more importantly, hear best practices from other business owners that have been in your shoes



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