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Denise Raine is a Director of Acuity Ltd, and has specialised in tenant satisfaction and feedback research for more than 20 years.

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What do tenants want? Capturing The Customer Voice II

Following the release of our extensive research into how landlords capture the customer voice, we are now pleased to share the findings from HouseMark’s online resident survey, completed by close to 8,000 people. This is one of the largest resident consultation activities carried out in recent years, with respondents from a range of landlord types …..Read the full article »

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Capturing The Customer Voice – phase 1 of the review published

Resident satisfaction surveys continue to be an essential tool used to shape services, improve ways of working and enhance the customer experience of residents across the social housing sector. In 2011, HouseMark launched what is now the dominant framework for capturing and comparing customer satisfaction, STAR. With more than 300 landlords regularly using it to …..Read the full article »

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Does survey timing affect the results you get?

A frequently asked question when we’re scoping a project is: when is the best time to send out a survey? You might think that the summer is optimal because the sun makes people happier, and there is evidence to support that. But being in a good mood may not mean you rate a product or …..Read the full article »

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Safe, warm and sheltered: is that how your tenants feel?

The Danes – regularly named as the happiest people in the world – talk about hygge. Roughly translated, hygge means feeling safe, warm and sheltered in a storm, usually with friends or family. The concept of hygge has spread worldwide in the past few years. Since the Grenfell fire two years ago, landlords have started …..Read the full article »

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Using satisfaction data to drive a better customer experience

In the commercial sector, good customer experience (CX) is critical to success. In fact, Gartner research from 2018 found that over 80% of commercial organisations expect to compete mainly based on customer experience in 2019. Nearly three-quarters of organisations in their multi-country survey now have a dedicated CX team, of which more than a quarter …..Read the full article »

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You’re never too small for a survey

Finding out what your residents think is now a way of life in the social housing sector. But some smaller providers have concerns around cost, confidentiality and benefit. We’ve recently been working with some of the smallest landlords in the industry, with under 100 homes – and we’ve all been blown away by the results. …..Read the full article »

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Get more out of your surveys

Customer satisfaction surveys are important, but you don’t have to do the same old thing every time. I’ve been working with landlords who are supplementing the core questions with some really interesting enquiries – and the results are even more interesting. For instance, what about your residents’ aspirations? In the past everyone has probably asked …..Read the full article »

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Focus on resident satisfaction

There are many ways to monitor what your customers think about your services, and focus groups can be a really important part of the mix, giving you an unrivalled source of detail and helping to inform your questioning. There’s a place for focus groups in every organisation’s strategic plan for monitoring customer satisfaction. How can …..Read the full article »

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Reach out to your residents – and reap the benefits

Whether you want to track overall satisfaction, or how well your repair team are doing, there are many benefits to organising telephone surveys – which makes them fantastically cost-effective. Not only does it streamline getting the sample you need, but done properly, it can improve customer service and even support customer recovery. You’re effectively getting …..Read the full article »

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GDPR challenges for landlords

Will GDPR stop you doing customer satisfaction surveys?

It’s now just weeks until the rules on data protection change dramatically. Alarming headlines about the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes are worrying for landlords. Can you still share data to enable third-party research organisations – like Acuity – to undertake surveys? Clearly, this is an issue we take very seriously, …..Read the full article »

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