IPI helps higher education institutions improve their business outcomes by providing Contact Centre services and solutions that enhance student engagement and support. By streamlining communication channels and improving response times, universities and colleges can increase student satisfaction, retention, and ultimately, their bottom line.
How we can help you to optimise your Higher Education Contact Centre
With 60% of Gen Z expressing their aversion towards phone calls, the higher education industry faces an unprecedented demand to provide digital support channels that cater to the preferences of their students.
Staff retention and recruitment
Retaining high-performing staff, encouraging best practice behaviours, and combatting rising attrition is a constant challenge in Higher Education. Our cutting-edge Workforce Engagement (WEM) technology improves employee retention and recruitment, while our Blueprint consulting service helps Contact Centres understand and identify the right approach to achieving your required business outcomes.
Security and compliance
Security and compliance are essential considerations within Higher Education. Maintaining the security of current and potential students, whilst ensuring your organisation’s compliance, are vital aspects of our customer Contact Centre provision. Our solutions keep pace with changing regulations and can supplement the resources of your organisation’s existing personnel.
Ensuring students can communicate through channels that are most convenient for them.
Our licensing options provide the flexibility needed for workforce fluctuations in Higher Education Contact Centres throughout the year. They are designed to accommodate additional traffic during postgraduate enrolment in January and undergraduate enrolment in July-August, while ensuring a maintained cost-effective approach for the rest of the year.
Scalability and reliability
The clearing period in Higher Education is an opportunity for many universities to make a strong first impression and establish effective communication with students. We provide reliable cloud platforms, with publicly published uptime and superior service level agreements (SLAs), ensuring exceptional customer contact during key timeframes.
Provide students with highly personalised support
Today’s students expect a range of channels when contacting their Higher Education provider. A traditional voice-only approach is ill-equipped to meet expectations, or to handle investments in existing digital applications. We have decades of experience advising and implementing best-in-class cloud-based omnichannel solutions to deliver exceptional customer contact.
UCISA Corporate Member
IPI is a corporate member of UCISA, a membership organisation that represents almost all major UK universities and higher education colleges. They have a growing membership among other educational institutions and commercial organisations interested in information systems and technology in UK education. UCISA works with higher education organisations to connect common experiences and encourage useful insights and inspirational ideas through mutual collaboration and trust.
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