It’s a fact: any firm with a high level of customer loyalty has also earned a high level of staff loyalty. It’s darn near impossible to build strong customer loyalty with a staff that is in constant turnover. Why? Because customers buy relationships and familiarity. They want to buy from people who know them and their preferences. The key rule of loyalty: serve your employees first so they, in turn, can serve your customer.
Action Step: Hold regular meetings with staff and ask these questions: What makes our company a good place to work? What can be done to make it an even better place to work? Take action on what you learn.
Source: Griffin, Jill. Customer Loyalty: How To Earn It How To Keep It. 2002.
More Loyalty Countdown:
#12 – Store Your Data In One Centralized Database
#11 – Collaborate With Your Channel Partners
#10 – Give Your Front Line the Skills to Perform
#9 – Use Multiple Channels to Serve the Same Customers Well
#8 – Win Back Lost Customers
#7 – Know Your Customer’s Definition of Value
#6 – Get Responsive & Stay That Way
#5 – Aggressively Seek Out Customer Complaints
#4 – Serve First; Sell Second
#3 – Know Your Loyalty Stages & Ensure Your Customers Are Moving Through Them
#2 – Practice the 80/20 Rule
#1 – Build Staff Loyalty