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Sheffield-based Help & Support

Midnight_Caller
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Re: Sheffield-based Help & Support

@Bob, I vaguely remember saying keep the customer support  in Sheffield, it is good to see that at last you are seeing sens.   Smiley
Are PlusNet going to shutdown Africa support center and move all back home to Sheffield?
So that All Billing, Signup's and so on, will be handled by Sheffield only!
mal0z
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Re: Sheffield-based Help & Support

Well done guys - excellent news. I really do think having a UK based service centre is an very good sales aid - as lots of people are fed of overseas call centres .
And it's great too you are investing in new staff in Sheffield - a great thing to do in these difficult days.
idlewis
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Re: Sheffield-based Help & Support

Hurrah!
I am so happy as I am all for home grown companies to employ homegrown talent.
When I was on Madasafish, people I spoke to were South African, we both found it difficult to know what each other were saying so it is is good news that it will all be one place in  Sheffield.
1. When will the party celebarations start and invite people who use the forums Cheesy
2. Will we be introduced to the new staff and what roles they have?
3 Plusnet Towers must be huge if got quite a lot of staff.
john50
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Well done, a great decision and I'm sure it will pay dividends for Plusnet (and us)
Now if you could just manage to get me  20mb broadband I'll be well happy  Grin
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Can I say, I told you so?
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yes you can, I told them so too.
Bob, your article is absolute tosh and an insult to our intelligence. I suggest you go and rewrite it and say the Durban call centre was a complete failure.
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......hmmmm, a bit mean we can't comment page isn't it?  Wink  Roll_eyes
I dread to think what 150 newbies will do to customer support?  Shocked
Nice to put a re-cap on though, should stories like that not be on the front page for all new customers to see, not just those who wander over to the community pages?
Ah well, I best go check my PM's and to see what the latest is on my thread  Roll_eyes
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Credit where it's due - IIRC BT recently announced its intention to move all call centre operations back to the UK - PN have actually done it.
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...should stories like that not be on the front page for all new customers to see, not just those who wander over to the community pages?

I doubt PN want to crow about having had a foreign call centre in the first place.  Wink
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should stories like that not be on the front page for all new customers to see

It is on the front page of www.plus.net, on the right hand side there are 3 links for the latest news. It's the top one of those at the moment.
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I assume support for Madasafish customers be moving to Sheffield as well ?
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Superusers are not staff, but they do have a direct line of communication into the business in order to raise issues, concerns and feedback from the community.

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Hi Mike,
Yes. All of our support operation is based in Sheffield, MAAF included.
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Quote from: Midnight
Are PlusNet going to shutdown Africa support center and move all back home to Sheffield?
So that All Billing, Signup's and so on, will be handled by Sheffield only!

Yes, this has already happened.
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2. Will we be introduced to the new staff and what roles they have?

They're not *all* new! We've been recruiting heavily here in Sheffield for almost a year now. It's a mix of skills that covers pretty much all aspects of our Customer Support operation.
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3 Plusnet Towers must be huge if got quite a lot of staff.

This is us here.
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Now if you could just manage to get me  20mb broadband I'll be well happy  Grin

Shouldn't be too long to wait if the 31st May 2011 RFS date for your exchange doesn't slip.
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Yep, you might want to modify that!
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Bob, your article is absolute tosh and an insult to our intelligence. I suggest you go and rewrite it and say the Durban call centre was a complete failure.

I don't think that's very fair to be honest. The guys in Durban did a great job during the acquisition of Brightview (and afterwards). There's no way the Sheffield operation would have been able to handle this single-handedly. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy we're now in a position to bring support back to Sheffield in its entirety, but credit where credit's due.
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I dread to think what 150 newbies will do to customer support?  Shocked

Some of the newer starters have been here a while now. They're not all at the same level of aptitude.

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Midnight_Caller
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Re: Sheffield-based Help & Support

Just gone into the member centre via call statistics page and there were 40 calls in the queue with a wait time of almost 15 minutes (not sure if that was correct with all those calls waiting to be answered). 
Not sure if the work has been all handed back to Sheffield at this time but if it has, Durban is sure being missed!
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Just gone into the member centre via call statistics page and there were 40 calls in the queue with a wait time of almost 15 minutes (not sure if that was correct with all those calls waiting to be answered). 

All work has been handed back to Sheffield and both figures are correct. There are days when the longest wait tips the 15 minute mark and this was the case prior to the operational changes. As I mentioned in a previous post, there's bound to be a certain degree of adjustment whilst we get used to the changes.
I'll see if I can dig some stats out that show some of the reasoning behind our decision...

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