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Country or region: India
Industry: Business process outsourcing (BPO) , HR, Employee Care
As an institution, Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital has been in the forefront of working in the community since 1914. That tradition and the commitment continue even today 50% of all the surgeries done in a year is either done free or highly subsidized.
The corner stone of community work at the Hospital is the desire to provide quality eye care services to all economic sections of the society. The principle is to partner the community, create awareness and develop self –sustainable eye care models focusing on Community Based Rehabilitation.
The client was looking to set up a Help line facility catering to its Renal Dialysis customers. The main purpose of which was to remain in touch with the users and assist them in case of any problem related to the instruments or patients health.
The client has a data base of a large number of users who are currently using the Dialysis facilities of the company. Now they are all being managed and helped by the existing sales team of the Renal department who visit or call the users on a regular basis and help them with any queries which a patient might have.
It was felt that all these users can be very well managed and serviced by a Call center and this call center can also help in collaborating with the sales team or the service team if required.
It was also felt that proper care and correct responses can be given to the users only if the call center is run and managed within the premises of the company. So the company decided to go in for the ‘captive model’ of a Call Center.
Open Mind has the desired experience, know how and the capability to set up and manage a call center fulfilling all the needs and thus getting the desired result of satisfying the users of the clients equipments.
Process of Calling
The complete Process of calling can be primarily divided into three parts.
The complete calling system will work as a personalized setup. Each and every calling agent will be designated a user as per the Language preference and that particular agent will be the single point of contact for the user, thus making it simpler and personalized for the user.
Type Of Calls
New Patient: Post Training Assessment call
New/ High Risk Patient: Two follow up calls per month, up to 6 month
Old Patients: One follows up call per month after 6 month.
All Patients: Emergency calls on need basis for agents, patients and patient attendants
All Patients: Prescription Tracking
It is primarily an exercise which will be done on the existing database in which the user will be called and the complete database will be updated. Further more the user will be given a unique ID and a card will be issued to him/her.
Data Compilation for R&D
Agent will call the user.
Will update the database and take the required information. Including the language preference of the user
The information will be fed into the system and ID generated.
ID will be informed to the user.
An ID Card will be made and issued to the user
The user will be identifiable from the ID number as well as the name/DOB/Location.
Each user will then be assigned an agent, as per the language preference and the Agent will then call to introduce him-self and connect to the user. During future calls the User can directly connect to the user using IVR.
Calling for regular Feedback
All the users will be classified into different categories depending upon various parameters which will determine the usage pattern of the user. Accordingly the users will be called periodically to just talk to them and take any feedback which they want to give.
Since the users are critically ill patients hence they will be called to console, to listen and counsel them regarding the problems being faced due to the treatment. The Agent will be well trained in handling situations of depression, anger, crying and will give a soft ear to the patient. Moreover if need be the patient can also be directed to the nearby Hospital or the doctor for an opinion. The main objective of the caller will remain to take the feedback of the product of the client being used by the patient and to appropriately enter the answers to different questions devised for further analysis.
A Toll free and a paid line will be dedicated as a help line so that the users can contact Baxter and get any urgent query solved. This help line can also be used to guide the patients to the nearest hospital in case of an emergency or to direct him to the nearest available Doctor.
This Help line will be guided by an IVR menu and the call will land up on the desk of the Agent who is predefined for that user.
Country or region: India
Industry: Business process outsourcing (BPO) , Tele Audit, Vendor Care
Hewlett Packard India Sales Pvt Ltd - HP
Established in 1988, India is one of the largest and most diverse sites for HP outside of the US. The company’s 25,000+ employees are spread over 45 locations. The businesses represented in HP India include:
Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) - is the leading provider of printing and imaging solutions for both business and consumers - printer hardware, all-in-ones, digital imaging devices such as cameras and scanners, MFDs, associated supplies and accessories come under this fold.
There was a constant need of checking and solving the issues of Dealers regarding POP Material. The need was to
“It is an excellent way to keep an eye on your vendors To know as what they are doing and also to bring up the confidence in the Retailers who are actually the main beneficiaries.” HP India IPG
The appropriate solution was to have a dedicated Tele Desk which can coordinate between
Here is where “Silver Lining BPO” (Now Known as Open Mind Services Limited) came up with a process and prepared the complete management service and solution.
This concept was the brain child of Mr. Ravi Raj Sagar who guided “Open Mind Services Limited” to bring it to reality.
Advantages of having a Tele Desk
A dedicated Tele desk can
Tele caller calls the OCS Store on a regular Basis
Notes the complaint or requirement of the Store
Passes on the complaint to designated Agencies
Agencies conduct a survey to see the genuine nature of the complaint
The survey report is approved from HP along with solution
Solution is implemented by Agency and complaint solved
Tele caller calls again to satisfy the OCS Store.
Requirements are passed on to the ASM’s for their approval and added in monthly requirement database after their approval.
Reports are generated in a user friendly excel format so as to analyze and use it effectively
In a Nut Shell
The customer (Retailer) gets
And HP gains by
Can it be replicated?
This model with process dependent modification can be replicated very easily on other departments and issues like
Country or region: India
Industry: Business process outsourcing (BPO) , HR, Employee Care
Bharti Walmart Private Limited is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, one of India's leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri-business, insurance and retail, and Walmart, the world’s leading retailer, renowned for its efficiency and expertise in logistics, supply chain management and sourcing. The joint venture is establishing wholesale cash-and-carry and back-end supply chain management operations in line with Government of India guidelines. Under the agreement, Bharti and Walmart hold a 50:50 stake in Bharti Walmart Private Limited. The first wholesale cash-and-carry facility named “Best Price Modern Wholesale” opened in Amritsar in May 2009.
HR function of any company depends a lot upon the HR managers and there effectiveness to communicate with the employees. India has progressed a lot in the last decade and so has the profile and abilities of the employees to work in any organization. Now an employee starting from the lowest level wants to know everything about his companies HR policies and various components of his salaries.
But is he able to communicate and solve his issues with the company?
Are the HR Managers Receptive to the issues holding the employee?
Is improper communication a reason for attrition?
Can a company spread across the country have the best HR practices and also cut costs?
The Benefits of Effective Employee Communication
Often effective communication with employees is touted as advantageous, beneficial, and the stuff that makes the warm and fuzzy types happy. The 2005/2006 Watson Wyatt Communication ROI Study™ shows that effective communication is a leading indicator of an organization’s financial performance. Some of the findings:
How to communicate effectively with its predicted large force of employees spread throughout the country. These employees will be from varied background, part timers, housewives, villagers, low income group people and from different cultures speaking various languages. Apart from effective communication the challenge was to keep the HR management cost to the minimum level
"The biggest challenge was to communicate with the team members and Associates located all over the country and disseminate the same information and also cut costs"
HR Vice President, Bharti Retail
Tools for effective communication – How did the Retail Giant benefited from this
One of the retail giant in India “Bharti Retail – Walmart”, started its operations in India in the year 2007 and the very first challenge the HR head of the company envisaged was that how to effectively communicate with its predicted large force of employees which will be spread throughout the country. These employees will be from varied background, part timers, housewives, villagers, low income group people and from different cultures speaking various languages. Apart from effective communication the challenge was to keep the HR management cost to the minimum level.
A lot of thought went into this and Open Mind Services Limited was asked to take up this challenge to provide an effective means of communication between the employees and the HR department of Bharti Retail and also make a system which becomes the backbone of the HR department.
Open Mind studied the whole situation and understood the future scenario, after deep study and analysis it was thought to have a proper HR helpline centre working on voice technology to cater the employees of Bharti Retail. It was named as MyHR.
Functions of myHR:
- To provide all the information related to the particular employee and the company like:
- Help in listening and forwarding the complaints of the employees
Benefits to the employee:
All the information related to their salaries etc was easily available
Employees were directly in touch with the company representative in the centre
The help line facility was free of cost to them
They did not fear the backlash or unreceptive behaviour of their direct seniors
The centre was always open to hear their complaints and take it to the logical conclusion
More than 95% of their issues were resolved on one single phone call
In case of an escalated issue, it was resolved within a set TAT.
The Functions of MyHR (Employees Relationship Center)
Multi-lingual Service catering to widespread geographical locations.
Toll free no. gives easy access to associate with no extra cost
Work-force composition not being computer savvy hailing from all walks of life, Mobile comm. is the most popular mode of communication in India
Centralization of services ensures standardization and consistency
Increases the efficiency of location HR, as centralized backend allows higher ass. - HR ratio.
Resolution is just a call away, which wins over the limited accessibility of emails at office locations.
Benefits to the Employer:
Higher employee: HR manager ratio ensures enough direct cost savings to the company, It has been estimated that on every 1000 employees a cost saving of over Rs 50 Lakhs per annum. (estimated figures for year 2009-10)
Due to centralization, the accurate information is sent throughout the organisation thus leading to a satisfied employee force.
Company gains the confidence of the employees and gives a better service to them
At last a Happy Employee leads to better productivity.
MyHR has helped Bharti Retail transform the way HR is looked upon in a company, It has bonded the employee to the company in a much better way by offering a single window service. Companies does not get created but they are always nurtured to become giants, and a happy employee force works as a catalyst for this Growth.