Webhelp score four ECCCSAs including Gold for Most Effective Homeworking Program

 19th March 2021

 

Webhelp, the leading global customer experience (CX) and business solutions provider, secured four top awards at this year’s European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards (ECCCSA), including Gold for Most Effective Homeworking Program, which is part of Webhelp’s ongoing innovative solution tied to their unique Webhelp Anywhere proposition. The company was also awarded Silver for Responding in a Crisis in the Providing Leadership category.

The ECCCSA awards, presented virtually this week, also saw the Webhelp team win two Bronze awards for Most Effective Improvement Program with Sainsbury’s Bank and Most Effective Learning and Development Initiative.

The Gold award for Most Effective Homeworking Program recognized Webhelp for developing an innovative homeworking solution in record time. Webhelp was motivated to create a homeworking solution to meet their business aims and support all employees.

The robust delivery model, with its hybrid approach, ensured that Webhelp could continue to serve their clients and supply vital support during a time of growing consumer demand, which significantly impacted business across the sector. Webhelp’s people-first culture meant that prioritization of colleague health and wellbeing was essential, and initiatives were built to support employees’ work-life balance and working flexibility as part of their virtual WebHEALTH strategy.

Raluca Leonte, Head of Global Delivery & Transformation at Webhelp said:

These awards emphasize the strength of our global business and the dedication and ingenuity of the Webhelp community. Not only did our teams enable a shift to homeworking in record time, they have also ensured that our clients have the right delivery model for both their business and customers during this unique situation. In turn, this has also driven further innovation in our established virtual working model, and our unique Webhelp Anywhere proposition. We’re delighted that our teams’ efforts have earned recognition by such a renowned awards program, marking a special moment on Webhelp’s journey of rapid growth and people-first innovation.

The European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards are recognized as the longest-running and largest awards program in the customer experience industry, which celebrates organizations across Europe that deliver exceptional service to customers.

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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.


Webhelp obtient le label RSE exemplaire de l'AFNOR

Webhelp rewarded for its commitments

Webhelp obtient le label RSE exemplaire de l'AFNOR

The group obtains the highest distinction of the AFNOR label for the French region

 

Webhelp, one of the world leaders in customer relations, has obtained the label RSE Engagé with the level Exemplary issued by AFNOR for the French region.

 

This award is the result of a strong commitment, which has been driven since the creation of Webhelp by its two founders, Olivier Duha and Frédéric Jousset, by integrating the policy of corporate responsibility (CSR) at the heart of the group’s business model and strategic management.

Several criteria were evaluated by AFNOR. The organisation awarded Webhelp the highest distinction of the label, a level rarely awarded during a first evaluation, according to 4 axes:

  • The positive impact of the group’s locations on the territories: creation of jobs, new trades and new local skills.
  • Respect for employees: they are at the centre of the strategy to improve customer relations and the innovations proposed.
  • An organisation that attracts talent and ensures personal development through promotions and internal development.
  • Precise monitoring of performance via quantified commitments and monitoring dashboards covering social, economic, health and safety, quality of life at work and environmental issues.

 

Vincent Bernard, Global Chief Operating Officer, welcomes this label: “Our commitment to CSR has taken root and become stronger within the company over the years. This year, it is reflected in this 3-star rating, which rewards the commitment of everyone in the various territories where Webhelp France is present. Bravo and thank you to our employees, let’s continue together to embody our common Think Human philosophy

 

Present in 49 countries through 170 sites and 65,000 employees, Webhelp is committed to promoting the values of diversity, equality and diversity in all the territories where the group operates. The group’s commitments are structured around 4 pillars:

  • People : The group is working to create a future and career path for populations with difficult access to the labour market and to create the best possible working environment for teams, in particular through the global WebHealth program.
  • Planet : The group has implemented a policy of reducing its emissions to aim for carbon neutrality and is building a climate roadmap aligned with a 1.5°C/2°C trajectory.
  • Progress : To make market practices more ethical: in particular on data protection and corruption. Webhelp selects partner companies that respect the same rules of conduct as the group.
  • Think Human Foundation : This translates into the implementation of citizen actions in favour of education and reintegration in each of the countries where Webhelp is present, in particular through Think Human Foundation. The Group is also a signatory of the Diversity Charter and has joined the United Nations Global Compact.


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Webhelp Ranked Highly Across all Aspects of Social Media by Leading Analyst NelsonHall

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Firm announces host of analyst accolades 

Paris, France , 11 February 2021  

The leading global customer experience (CX) and business solutions provider, Webhelp has been recognized by top-ranking industry analyst, NelsonHall, for its social media capabilities. 

The firm was recognized across three core areas: customer care and sales capability; online reputation management capability; and content moderation, trust and safety capability.  

NelsonHall’s Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT), part of a “speed-to-source” initiative, enables strategic sourcing managers to assess vendors’ capabilities to identify the industry’s best performers during the sourcing selection process. The methodology specifically evaluates the quality of players’ abilities in several categories, such as technology and tools, service innovation, geographic footprint, and scalability, amongst others. 

“We are thrilled that NelsonHall has recognized our social media capabilities. Now more than ever, and in an increasingly digital world, businesses need to deliver high-quality and trustworthy customer experience interactions. Webhelp has a diverse range of digitally enabled services, which allow us to support global brands with their social media interactions and reputation and work with social media platforms and marketplaces themselves to support a safer online environment for users. We are very proud of our achievements in this space,” said Webhelp Co-Founder Olivier Duha.  

Ivan KotzevNelsonHall CX Services analyst, said:

“Webhelp’s strong performance in social media support and sales is built on a fundament of proprietary technology, channel management experience, and CX consulting capability. Notable is the company’s expertise in lead generation and sales activities on social channels, an increasing priority for brands looking to meet their customers on these channels.” 

Webhelp’s extensive capabilities and growing global footprint continue to be validated by the analyst community, with esteemed U.S.-based analyst, Gartner, naming Webhelp as a Niche Player. This builds on the analyst’s reporting of Webhelp as a Rising Star in 2019/20, as the business further establishes its reputation as an industry disrupter and credible alternative to the more traditional players in the North American market. 

These recent accolades amplify Webhelp’s current positioning by global analyst Everest Group as a Leader in Customer Experience Management (CXM) in its PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020, as well as a Leader in its CXM in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Services PEAK Matrix, recognizing Webhelp as being particularly strong in terms of both vision and capability. The Everest Group positioning extends to a new report where Webhelp is recognized as a Major Contender in work-from-home solutions amongst other global players.  

Everest Group wrote in its WAHA (Work aHome Agent) CXM Services PEAK Matrix Assessment:

“Webhelp is driving digital transformation through cloud adoption, CX consulting, and automation by partnering with technology vendors such as Amazon Connect, MS Azure, and UiPath, utilizing their platforms as per clients requirements.” 

 


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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


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Video Chat for Customer Service sees 70% growth in Europe

Consumers embrace video calling when interacting with organizations since COVID-19.
Over one quarter of consumers would switch brands if offered the option of video chat.

Paris, France 
20 January 2021 

Webhelp, a leading global customer experience and business solutions provider, has today released new research regarding consumer preferences towards video chat . The research conducted during the pandemic found that, whilst COVID-19 has resulted in an uptick in the use of video calls across both personal and professional lives, consumer preferences for the use of video calling in a customer service setting have dramatically increased at 70%. This data is underlined by the increased opportunities that Webhelp is seeing to support its clients and their customers effectively with video chat as a new channel. 

The research, which polled over six thousand consumers across the UK, France and Germany, found that prior to the pandemic, only 21% of European consumers had used video-calling in a customer service setting; however, since COVID-19, that number has grown substantially. The research highlighted that 62% of consumers are now using video to interact with brands; either the same amount or more, since the pandemic started. And when asked whether they would use video calls to contact businesses after the pandemic had subsided, 76% of consumers revealed they would likely use it the same, if not more.  

Vincent Tachet, Group CIO of Webhelp, comments on the findings: 

As we go into 2021, consumer behaviours are understandably continuing to change dramatically as a direct result of the pandemicAlongside improvements in technologythis is making video chat more accessible for consumers and more successful for brands, if used in the right context. Video chat makes full use of the capabilities of the technology devices now available to consumers and agents. The interaction itself can take many forms. For example, customers can share their cameras to help identify technical issues, or agents can co-browse with the user to show product features or benefits. This can help reduce overall contact time and therefore cost-to-serve or increase the opportunity for sales conversion and additional revenue – whilst also helping take the experience to the next level for brands. Even if it is not going to be appropriate for every customer interactionwe are seeing great success in high value sales, insurance claimsand during complex or critical customer service conversations. Similarly, for our clients who are looking for new and innovative ways to market their services, video has provided some real added value and set them apart from their competitors. 

Other key findings from the Webhelp research, conducted by OnePoll, include: 

  • Social networking and speaking to family were the most commonly adopted use cases for video-calling, both pre and post COVID-19.  
  • Customers were more likely to want to use video when dealing with insurance claims, accessing hardware and technical support and when entering into high value sales and mortgage conversations. 
  • 27% of European consumers said they would switch to a different brand if that brand offered video chat as an additional channel for sales and customer service.  
  • Citizens between 25-34 years old, and people who have used video chat when contacting organizations, are more likely to express a preference for this channel. 
  • 40% of European consumers expect they will keep using video as much as they do now, whilst 14predict that they will actually use it more after the pandemic.  

Vincent Tachet continues 

We are far from out of the danger zone when it comes to COVID-19, but given the roll out of the vaccine, we wanted to look at the impact of video calling in a post pandemic world. Our results are certainly a timely reminder that video chat is here to stay. We’re always looking at emerging channels here at Webhelp and video is fast becoming a way for our clients to differentiate themselves from their competitors. If done well and used in the right context, brands can not only improve their customer services, but also their sales too. Video calling could well give a brand a competitive advantage both now and in the future. This is certainly something we have been seeing across the brands we partner with who are already bringing this innovative channel into their customer experience journey armoury.”  


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Webhelp opens multilingual hub in Mexico

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Webhelp is very proud to welcome our first colleagues based in Mexico. It is fantastic to add another location to our North American footprint and multilingual hubs.

We already have 270 colleagues working from home to deliver Technical Helpdesk Services in Mexico and USA, covering Spanish and English languages.

Our new colleagues received a virtual welcome from our colleagues and a Webhelp welcome bag to get them started.

We are excited about the new addition and look forward to great collaboration to continue our growth sustainably in North America.


thank you 2020, hello 2021

Season´ s greetings and a happy new year!

thank you 2020, hello 2021

The past year has been a very challenging time for all of us – however, every challenge presents us with an opportunity.

This year has shown us how resilient, adaptable, and creative we can be in times of adversity. A special thanks to our colleagues, partners, and clients – we couldn’t have succeeded if it wasn’t for your agility, flexibility and collaborative work to maintain business continuity.

We have gained a wealth of knowledge about ourselves and other people – and most importantly how being more human can make all the difference.

With that in mind, we have never been more determined to step into the new year with passion and positivity that will drive us through 2021.

Happy holidays to you and your families, and a great start into the New Year full of good health, joy, and success!


Telecats named as an Exceptional AI Solutions Provider by Frost & Sullivan

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This report puts a great spotlight on Telecats and is a strong recognition of the company’s long-term commitment to invest in AI and delivering speech enabled solutions for accelerated customer experiences. Part of Webhelp Group since 2017, Telecats is headquartered in the Netherlands near top university Twente and partners with over 100 European leading brands such as DPG Media, easyJet, MSD France and MSD Vaccins, KPN and Webhelp itself, automating voice-based interactions. By implementing Smart IVR, Voicebots and Speech Routing, and other actionable use cases leveraging language modeling, Telecats redesigns the way contact centers operate.

Federico Teveles, Research Analyst – Information and Communications Technologies at Frost & Sullivan stated;

“Telecats’ remarkable technological capabilities are pivotal to its success in meeting market expectations. They have a successful track record of delivering advanced, custom conversational AI solutions to leading global enterprises, and exhibit exceptional customer satisfaction rates. Telecats incorporates a myriad of high-quality, forward-looking features that allow customers to optimize the customer journey and enhance agent experience (AX) and customer experience (CX). The acquisition by Webhelp has helped to position itself as a market leader.”

In this report, Frost and Sullivan has reviewed a wide range of companies in the entire European market and has paid a specific attention to the trends, opportunities, and challenges in the fast-growing industry of Voicebots and A.I. This study highlights Telecats in particular for the strong assets they bring to the table; a combination of highly developed technology skills, long-term business experience and its association with Webhelp, Europe’s leading CX and business solutions provider, bringing Telecats a unique positioning in Europe. With a focus on 2 client implementations, the report is a great demonstration of Telecats’ strong track record of delivering great AI-powered solutions to leading global companies.

Martijn Franssen, Director Digital Transformation KPN stated:

“The innovative speech solutions of Telecats fitted perfectly in the architecture required to bring KPN’s digital strategy to life within Customer Service. And importantly, we definitely see a Cultural fit. Telecats simply provides a flexible, modernized approach. The results we achieved with the voice and AI technology are proof of our unique cooperation. With a clear voice for Customer Service the customer literally becomes the center and basis of innovation in the field of customer contact.”

Telecats’ nomination as exceptional A.I. Solutions provider follows the recognition of Webhelp’s leadership, particularly in innovation, by the group’s top position in Frost & Sullivan’s RadarTM: European CX Outsourcing 2020 announced just a few days ago.


Frost & Sullivan recognizes Webhelp as a top player in innovation and growth

Global, reputed research & consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded Webhelp with a top ranking in their 2020 Frost Radar™– CX Outsourcing.

Webhelp is positioned as a leader in both growth and innovation, earning recognition for its wide range of solutions across verticals and, importantly, its effective digital transformation services and technology-enabled solutions spurring client innovation, together with its consulting business, Gobeyond Partners.

Deepali Sathe, Senior Industry Analyst – Information and Communication Technologies at Frost & Sullivan stated:

“With its focus on AI, voice and predictive analytics and the use of advanced technologies to future-proof its solutions, Webhelp is able to compete effectively, while maintaining an open ecosystem of partners with a diverse mix of progressive partners to further spur innovation”.

Webhelp’s dedicated start-up CX program, The Nest by Webhelp, and the group’s strong focus on Technology enablement contribute strongly to driving innovation for all stages of a client’s development.

The group’s rapid growth, recognized by the close runner-up position in the Radar, propelling Webhelp to the European CX Outsourcing Services market leader position, and a prominent global position, has been driven through both organic growth, and strategic acquisitions. Today, Webhelp’s services portfolio covers not only Customer Engagement services, but a wide range of additional capabilities such as RegTech, digitization, AI and consulting. Its remarkable entrepreneurial culture has been at the core of the group’s success and vision to make business more human, through the right means for their clients.

Olivier Duha, co-founder and CEO of Webhelp said:

“As a purpose-driven company, we are thrilled to be awarded the honor of this leading position in the Frost Radar™. Our teams of passionate game-changers are constantly looking for ways to do things better, for our clients, their customers, and our company. Changing the rules of the game is a core part of our DNA, as recognized by our strong performance on the innovation index. By making sure the best technologies and innovations enable our people to make a real difference we are constantly moving forward in our quest to create amazing human experiences.”

The Radar is founded on the core value propositions of Growth, Innovation, and Leadership. The robust analysis audits over 1000 providers across 10 key criteria such as innovation scalability, customer alignment, vision and strategy. Each company is then evaluated on efficacy across these themes to determine how well they are positioned to drive growth in the future.