The Institute’s research and insight gives an independent, expert perspective on the key issues affecting customer experience.
We help you understand the evolving customer environment, highlight the characteristics of excellent service, measure and benchmark your customer satisfaction, with practical insight and recommendations to improve.
This research report investigates the extent to which customer service is seen as a profession, and the actions are necessary to build recognition of service as a valued career.
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The UK Customer Satisfaction Index
The UKCSI is an independent benchmark and the UK’s go to source of knowledge for customer experience.
It’s the national barometer of customer satisfaction published twice a year by The Institute of Customer Service since 2008. It is an independent, objective customer satisfaction benchmark on a consistent set of measures on over 250 organisations and organisation types in 13 sectors. The UKCSI gives an objective view of customer satisfaction in the UK, providing a unique way of tracking and comparing customer satisfaction performance across the UK economy.
Our Research & Insight Capabilities
Measuring Customer Satisfaction in the UK
Measuring your customer satisfaction
and benchmarking with the UKCSI
Measuring your employees’ perception
of your customer experience
Understanding customer needs, behaviours, attitudes and the customer experience environment
Understanding your customers’ needs, behaviours and attitudes
As well as our published research, we undertake projects on behalf of member organisations, to help them better understand their customers and improve their performance.
Our industry leading Breakthrough Research covers topics of vital interest for CEOs, customer experience leaders and professionals. Our Insight Consultancy provides tailored solutions to understand your customers and data, map and measure your customer experience, develop improvement plans and track their impact on customer satisfaction and business performance.
From the Research Hub
Building the Service Nation: Changing Perceptions about the Profession of Customer Service£600.00
This research examines the extent to which customer service is seen as a profession, with defined skills, standards and career...
A Connected World? Ensuring the right blend of people and technology for customer service£600.00
This pan-sector research investigates how technology and applications are impacting or could impact customer service. The report examines customer attitudes...
Customer Behaviours – Evolution or Watershed?£600.00
This pan-sector research examines how customer expectations and behaviours have changed in the last two years, how they will evolve, and how...
Work with a Purpose – Building a shared vision of the future£650.00
This research looks beyond the Covid-19 crisis to examine how work culture, environment and practices – particularly in a customer...
Who Do You Trust? Improving trust through customer service£600.00
Discover what drives customers’ trust in organisations. Our latest Breakthrough Research examines the influence of customers’ experiences with organisations on...