Customer Service Excellence is a government standard for customer service and was developed to offer services a practical tool for driving customer-focused change within their organisation. The standard tests in great depth those areas that research has indicated are a priority for customers, with particular focus on delivery, timeliness, information, professionalism and staff attitude. There is also emphasis placed on developing customer insight, understanding the user’s experience and robust measurement of service satisfaction. Library and Learning Services have held the award since 2011, demonstrating improvement in each annual assessment. Our assessor describes Library and Learning Services as demonstrating “a very positive customer focused culture across all staff within LLS.” Of the 57 criteria we have demonstrated that we exceed the standard and thus been awarded compliance plus for 13 of the criteria.
We have developed a number of means to ensure we maintain a consistently high standard in customer service: