Customer Pulse Surveys

Customer Pulse Survey Feedback Drives Improved Customer Satisfaction

Customer Pulse Surveys

A Customer Pulse Survey is designed to efficiently collect information from a customer population by asking a small number of questions or sometimes a single question, such as: “How likely is it that you would recommend [company/brand] to a friend or colleague?” The answers to these questions permits an immediate understanding of current customer service levels as well as the probability of referrals.

If a customer has a positive experience with an organization, it will likely lead to repeat business and good word of mouth, but a negative experience can lead to customer loss and the circulation of poor reviews. The Customer Pulse Survey score calculates, quantifies, and tracks a small number of questions to quickly understand if the overall image of a company is positive or negative.

  • Increase profitability.
  • Enhanced customer loyalty.
  • Immediate real-time data.
  • Track performance over time.
  • Comprehensive yet simple.
  • Project Future Growth.
  • Refine, rather than Reengineer, Strategy.

Traditionally, a Customer Pulse Survey score is calculated using benchmarks of your industry. Detractors are defined as respondents who are likely to provide poor word of mouth about the company, promoters are likely to spread positive experiences with the company, and neutral respondents aren’t likely to share either glowing or damaging reports about the company. Sound complicated? NBRI provides the analysis and benchmarking for you and makes it easy to understand. We also provide expert guidance on how to boost scores and obtain higher marks from all of your customers.

When you hire NBRI, you’re hiring more than a company to conduct survey research. You’re hiring a business partner with a sincere interest in the health and success of your company.

Give us a call. We’re confident that you’ll find us a valuable partner capable of fulfilling your survey research needs, and exceeding your expectations.

Customer Pulse Survey Case Study

A manufacturer of industrial, transmission, and distribution systems was experiencing increasing competition in its field. In order to maintain its customer base and plan for the future, it was essential to understand current levels of performance and word-of-mouth in its customer base.

An NBRI Customer Pulse Survey was deployed on an ongoing basis, and scores—assessed by various touchpoints—were tracked on a monthly basis. The data identified several departments where scores lagged behind total company performance. In conjunction with the survey data, an assessment of open-ended question feedback revealed that responsiveness was particularly problematic.

The client leveraged these insights from NBRI to take specific and targeted action to improve performance by engaging in targeted service recovery, restructuring customer service, and enhancing training. As a result of these changes, Customer Pulse Survey scores nearly quadrupled over the next few months. While the client reaped immediate satisfaction and word-of-mouth benefits from their customers, they were also able to initiate a seismic change at the ideal time. Knowing an imminent IT implementation would be disruptive to their customer service, the client waited until scores were consistently high before beginning the implementation process. As a result, customer service suffered the fewest possible interruptions and the company’s future remains bright.

The standard NBRI Customer Pulse Survey includes 1 to 5 scaled questions and 1 open-ended question and may be customized to meet your organization’s specific needs.

Standard Customer Pulse Survey Topics

  • Customer Willingness to Recommend
  • Customer Intent to Return
  • Customer Overall Satisfaction

Customer Pulse Survey Related White Paper

Research is in our blood. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. Our white papers highlight our philosophy on areas of business impacted by survey research.

See for yourself:

Pulse Surveys: Revolutionary Tool or Fad? – Recently there has been a lot of talk in the business community about Pulse Surveys which are supposed to be a discipline by which companies profitably grow by focusing on their customers and employees.

View all Customer Survey White Papers by NBRI.

Here’s what some of our customers are saying about us:

Love the online reports, especially the comment reports. Very easy to use and yet so comprehensive! I got rid of the summaries I used to create for our teams and instead just send them the reports straight from the system. Also, I love being able to call at any time with questions or suggestions for our survey work. NBRI is incredibly responsive to customer needs!

LeeAnn Garrick
ANTHC

Ease of doing business. Your folks are very professional. When I needed a question answered they were always there. We are knee deep in the team process and we are finding a very strong response to the data and to the information provided. Could not be happier with the experience.

John Hearl
Dwyer Instruments

Quick responses to questions or needs.

April Sanchez
American Senior Communities

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