Customer Care Roundup: Recent Must-Read Posts From Fellow Community Members
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- Apr 3, 2020 9:11 pm GMT
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Greetings Customer Care members!
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is on everyone’s mind and your fellow community members are here to help you maintain quality customer care through this crisis. Click through to the following articles to get tips on helping residential customers reduce their energy bills, providing business customers with critical information, pitching a story to the media, and more. And, remember, your comments are always welcome.
Happy reading from Energy Central Community Manager Karen Marcus.
By Andy Gotlieb, posted on March 31
The media is looking for new angles to cover the pandemic and utilities can help. Here, Andy suggests taking the opportunity to pitch a story about how your company is adapting to the current reality, such as your policy on shutoffs or what you’re doing to keep workers safe.
By Chris Gent, posted on March 26
Being at home more means using more power. Yet a higher electric bill is something many can’t afford. In this article, Chris offers some tips from Kissimmee Utility Authority for reducing home energy costs. Consider sharing them with customers to help them through this challenging time.
By Rob Girvan, posted on March 26
Individuals aren’t the only ones who need your help during the COVID-19 crisis. In this piece, Rob points out that commercial and industrial customers need timely and accurate billing information to help them make good business decisions now and in the coming months.
By Henry Craver, posted on March 24
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, customers may be accessing an overabundance of information, not all of it helpful or even true. Here, Henry reminds readers of the value of effective communication in making customers’ lives simpler and providing a voice they can rely on.
By David Gaier, posted on March 23
Months before the coronavirus outbreak, David wrote an article about communicating during a crisis. But his suggestions for preparation, maintaining a professional attitude, being flexible, and telling the truth are all very relevant to the current situation.