協會介紹
亞太顧客服務協會(APCSC)秉承「傑出的顧客關係是提升競爭優勢的唯一途徑!」這一宗旨而創立。 多年來,APCSC一直致力於提升亞太地區國際城市的服務品質,建立傑出的顧客關係,並且鼓勵和認證各企業、商業單位、團隊及個人為顧客服務和所屬機構做出的重大貢獻。APCSC聯合全球教育合作夥伴和國際會員組織共同提供廣受認可的CRM、顧客服務、聯絡中心、支援服務等培訓認證課程。 如今,APCSC不僅是亞太地區的顧客服務機構,而且是國際顧客服務組織理事會(www.iccso.org)的創始成員。ICSSO由國際成員組織組成,通過國際顧客服務標準、認證、獎勵和專業發展計畫促進傑出的顧客服務。目前ICCSO主要負責國際傑出服務獎評審和國際顧客服務標準的認可工作。
Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium
Customer Service Institute of Australia
Hong Kong Customer Service Consortium
Customer Service Institute of America
Hellenic Institute of Customer Service
背景

傑出的顧客服務是提升競爭優勢的唯一途徑!

在過去的十年中,香港已成功轉型為亞太地區服務型商業中心,而且現時的服務業佔香港本地生產總值的百分之八十以上。不足為奇的是,在昂貴的高層管理會議中,飛來飛去的演講者和企業範圍內的培訓課程,令人振奮的信息是:
卓越的顧客服務是提升競爭優勢的唯一途徑!

然而,許多華人並不知道顧客服務的重要性。甚至許多企業會通過組織發展和改變計畫來解決這個問題,這些計劃的進一步改進能夠轉化成企業所在顧客服務方面投資的更高回報。 為此,我們需要對顧客服務的心理、行為、動機和技術方面等進行科學性和實踐性的探究。

顧客服務的不同方面

隨著顧客對要求的提升和複雜,顧客服務被重新定義,其角色也發生了變化。

快速的技術進步為顧客服務的不同方面帶來了更多的複雜性和多樣性。為了提高顧客服務質量和企業生產力,進行了重大改變和改進。然而,市場競爭和對下一步的追逐似乎永無止境。

快速變化的市場條件、政府法規、違規行為以及全球化的競爭,企業需要不斷尋求創新、實用以及以結果為導向的解決方案,以提高顧客滿意度,同時保留忠誠的顧客和他們的顧客服務人員。

西方的心理學家和其他行為科學家已經幫助了許多上述企業。但是,鑑於西方和東方之間的文化差異,我們還有很多不知道的東西。例如:

What are the practices that work best among Chinese employees?
What are the ways that can dramatically improve Chinese recipients’ perception of the service?
What are the ways that can improve Chinese providers’ service quality?

面對這些挑戰,我們經常發現自己並不是孤軍作戰,相反我們會積極尋找合作,以戰略聯盟和共同合作等方式來探索產生協同作用,且標杆管理以改善流程和生產力,冀提升可持續發展的競爭優勢。

Rarely can one corporation tackle all the challenges alone.

我們的使命

Although many challenges that service-driven companies face seem to insiders very industry-specific, the basic issues are generic. Companies can and should learn from one another.

基於這個原因,香港顧客服務協會計劃已經成立。

  • 計劃成員由不同顧客服務的領導企業組成,並以不同的形式和技巧來提供服務。
  • 由於這種多樣性,參與者將得到各種刺激和啟發,為他們的服務提供實踐機會以及革命性的變化。

在主要的行業代表中,計劃對香港有更多的看法:

  • 提升香港的顧客服務質量。
  • 讓香港成為更適宜居住及發展業務的地方。

計劃目標是尋找解決方案,而所有成員企業都可以在自己的業務環境中選用,達致共同合作。

  • 更快地從行業內一些企業的最佳實踐經驗中學習,在沒有人找到可行的解決方案情況下力創新資源。

我們通過以下來實踐 :

  • 戰略性地重新概念化問題
  • 嚴格進行研究
  • 以可理解的方式呈現調查結果
  • 有效地傳播知識
我們的獨特性

這個計劃是獨一無二的,因為:

  • 我們採用科學家 – 從業者的方法,以速度和科學嚴謹的方式解決業務問題;
  • 我們採用文化敏感和本土化的方法,利用中國工作和服務環境中的研究成果和業務經驗;
  • 我們獨立工作,不棣屬任何單一成員企業,以及
  • 我們為成員企業提供市場營銷和人力資源管理方面的充足的培訓和內部資源。
諮詢委員會

我們在調動公共部門和私營部門的同時,也邀請不同部門的顧問提供意見和指導。迄今為止,我們感到非常榮幸:

Mrs. Amy Chan
Executive Director
Hong Kong Tourist Association
Prof. Yiu-Kwan Fan, Dean
School of Business
Hong Kong Baptist University
Mr. Gao Pei Ji
Partner Clifford Chance
Professor Mitchell M. Tseng Head and Professor Department of Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
來自政府組織和其他協會的推薦

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) – 2017


Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Financial Secretary’s Office – 1998

Services contribute over 84% of Hong Kong’s economy. As we move higher up the value-added chain, we need to find new ways to create value in order to sustain our economic growth. So the quality of our services is becoming increasingly important. Service quality, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder-and that means the customer. Discerning customers today look for personable front-line staff, speedy delivery, serious after-sales service, sensitive responses to customer comments, and above all, better value for money. By providing quality service that meets-or better still, exceeds-customer expectations, we will be able to forge ahead despite the mounting competition. Given the importance to the economy of a commitment to quality, the Government is doing all it can to nurture and promote a service culture. I note with great pleasure that our efforts are receiving an encouraging response from the community and that a number of reputable Hong Kong enterprises are pooling their resources to improve service standards. The formation of the Hong Kong Customer Service Consortium once again exemplifies the kind of public-private partnership that makes Hong Kong tick. I salute the efforts by all the program founding members and wish the Consortium every success in its future endeavors.
Donald Tsang
Financial Secretary
Government of the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

Trade and Industry Bureau – 1998


Hong Kong Trade Development Council – 1998

Hong Kong’s services sector is among the most developed in Asia. The performance of Hong Kong service industries is remarkable and the quality of services provided has been recognized as one of the highest in the world. Hong Kong is also the ninth-largest exporters of services in the world. The rapid evolution of Hong Kong from a manufacturing to a services economy makes it increasingly important for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to develop its resources both in Hong Kong and across its branch offices network worldwide to promote the territory’s services strengths. Since our economic future is inextricably linked to the development of the services sector, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council is fully committed to supporting the industry’s efforts to upgrade the standards of service. The establishment of the Hong Kong Customer Service Consortium marks a significant step towards this end. I have no doubt that the Consortium will continue its endeavors in this regard in the years ahead. I wish the Consortium and its program founding members every success in the future.
Michael Sze
Executive Director
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Hong Kong Tourist Association – 1998

As the body responsible for marketing Hong Kong as a travel destination, the Hong Kong Tourist Association is very much aware of the importance of courtesy and high standards of service in the community. Some 12% of Hong Kong’s workforce work directly or indirectly in the tourism industry and a wide range of Hong Kong’s businesses are on the “front line” as far as visitors to the territory are concerned. For example, our retail, entertainment and hospitality industries are all heavily involved in and, to a certain extent, reliant on tourism. And the increased sophistication of the modern traveler means that he or she expects exceptional standards of service from all elements of his or her chosen destination. In addition, word-of-mouth recommendation is fast becoming one of the most influential elements in choosing a travel destination. This is why it is doubly important that Hong Kong acquit itself exceptionally in this area. Making our visitors feel welcome, being a good host and offering outstanding customer service will bring benefits to all sectors of our community. Financially, tourism is one of the cornerstones of Hong Kong’s economy, being one of the territory’s largest earners of foreign exchange. The industry is also one of Hong Kong’s largest employers, as well as a provider, indirectly, of a wide range of facilities and attractions that are enjoyed by local residents as well as visitors. This vital role means that the health of the tourism industry is important to everyone in Hong Kong. And everyone in Hong Kong has a part to play in ensuring that the industry goes from strength to strength. Increasingly, Hong Kong’s companies are realizing the potential long-term benefits of excellent customer service and working together-in such groups as the Hong Kong Customer Service Consortium (HKCSC) – to further improve standards in this area. The HKTA supports all such initiatives and, through its own programmes, works hard in cooperation with a wide range of other relevant bodies to encourage the entire Hong Kong community to recognize the importance of tourism, and strives to ensure that this awareness has an effect on and becomes a part of everyone’s daily life. I wish the HKCSC the very best of success in their work and look forward to working closely with the Consortium in the near future.
Amy Chan
Executive Director
Hong Kong Tourist Association

Consumer Council – 1998


The Consumer Council welcomes the decision of the Consortium Members to establish a forum where they can work together to improve the quality of service to consumers through the exchange of ideas and information and through joint research projects. We congratulate the companies concerned on their initiative in setting up the consortium, which we hope will be an example to other companies, who could benefit consumers and themselves by setting up similar organizations.

Hong Kong Retail Management Association – 1998

Hong Kong has always been one of the most favorite shopping destinations as well as a frequent destination for business travelers around the world. The supreme range of products and services available here makes Hong Kong a true universal shopping and business centre. The Hong Kong Retail Management Association has always been at the forefront in promoting the importance of quality service within the retail sector. ‘Quality Service’ is no longer a luxury but a necessity that allows businesses a competitive edge to succeed and is a component of our business that clearly awards attention. It is important to extend such awareness and to encourage the continuation of service excellence beyond retail boundaries to all the service industries in Hong Kong. Our Association is delighted that more businesses and individuals are devoting their efforts towards promoting and improving Hong Kong’s service standards and in coming together for a common cause. I congratulate the Hong Kong Customer Service Consortium on their inauguration. Let’s join forces to promote this message of Service Excellence and in achieving the highest service standards for Hong Kong. On behalf of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, I wish the Consortium every success in the years ahead.
Philip Ma
Chairman
Hong Kong Retail Management Association

Customer Service Institute of Australia – 2008

Thank you for the opportunity once again to be an adviser to your very prestigious Customer Relationship Excellence Awards. We have had a tremendous association with the Hong Kong Customer Service Consortium and the Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium and have seen the quality of awards submissions and organizations recognized improve every year. We value our association with the Hong Kong Customer Service Consortium and the Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium, as joint foundation members of the International Council of Customer Service Organizations and with the Customer Service Institute of Australia. We congratulate you on your 10th Anniversary and look forward to many more years promoting service excellence around the globe.
Brett Whitford
Executive Director
Customer Service Institute of Australia

The University of Hong Kong – 2008

Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of HKCSC and APCSC for their dedication in customer service research and practice, CRM benchmarking and promotion of Customer Relationship Excellence and Customer Service Quality Standards in international cities in Asia. Together with founding members from different industries, I have been very pleased to work on the Customer Service Research Consortium Program at Hong Kong University. I am also pleased to note that many of the research topics have created excellent impact to improve customer service quality and management in many organizations and business units. I look forward to more collaboration with APCSC with development programs to enhance the service economy worldwide!
Prof. George Huang
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Help Desk Institute Japan – 2008

Congratulations to APCSC on her 10th anniversary. APCSC has gone through a remarkable period of success in promoting service excellence and quality standards in the Asia Pacific. It is my honor to be an adviser and member of the 2007 Customer Relationship Excellence Awards panel of judges. Please also accept my sincere congratulations upon Customer Relationship Excellence Awards Winners. In addition, thank you very much for inviting me to speak and participate in the APCSC CRE & CSQS Summit and the CRE Awards dinner ceremony. These events were very productive in knowledge sharing and wonderful learning opportunities for all international support professionals. HDI-Japan is cooperating with APCSC to enhance the support service industries in Asia Pacific continuously.
Mr. Tatsumi Yamashita
CEO of Help Desk Institute Japan

The University of Hong Kong – 2008

“Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of HKCSC and APCSC for their dedication in customer service research and practice, CRM benchmarking and promotion of Customer Relationship Excellence and Customer Service Quality Standards in international cities in Asia. Together with founding members from different industries, I have been very pleased to work on the Customer Service Research Consortium Program at Hong Kong University. I am also pleased to note that many of the research topics have created excellent impact to improve customer service quality and management in many organizations and business units. I look forward to more collaboration with APCSC with development programs to enhance the service economy worldwide!”
Prof. George HuangDepartment of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringThe University of Hong Kong
常見問題

問題1:HKCSC的業務性質是什麼?它會承擔其他業務或研究任務嗎?

HKCSC是一個研究諮詢服務提供商,該聯盟是一種研究服務計劃,其成員將享受研究成果和其他增值服務,如焦點小組,午餐會,實地考察等。我們的核心業務是研究和諮詢。

HKCSC計劃的顧客通過匯集資源,相互學習,開展科學研究和開發切實可行的商業解決方案來提高香港服務質量,認可和支持聯盟計劃的使命和目標。

HKCSC有限企業是一家獨立的服務提供商,與顧客的業務沒有關聯或附屬關係,也不屬於計劃參與者所有。

問題2:它的前景是誰?它是否會啟動設立企業和營銷諮詢機構的新趨勢?

對於聯盟計劃,我們希望擁有良好聲譽和實踐的領先企業,這些企業可以相互學習,提升每個行業的服務標準。

如果有這樣的需要,我們相信類似的機構會為香港帶來持續的競爭優勢。我們當然會歡迎。

Question 3: Timing and Rationale of the set up of the Consortium?

Timing - Hong Kong is a mature city with over 84% G.D.P. generated by the service sector. However the general impression of the quality of service in Hong Kong when compare with some other countries is not as good. Now that the economy is slowing down, improving customer service quality is a most effective way to rejuvenate Hong Kong economy including retail and tourist businesses.

Question 4: How confident is the Consortium in promoting quality customer service? What are the expected contributions of HKCSC to service excellence promotion?

We are confident that when we can help our consortium members who are leaders to improve customer standards, other companies in their industries will follow suit to increase their competitiveness. So when there are more members from different business to participate, this will help to improve customer service in more business sectors. We will provide meaningful findings and useful results to businesses that will give them substantial know-how to improve their service quality directly. (We also plan to start a service award program to promote and give recognition to customer service excellence e.g. to give award to University, MBA students' projects that are relating to how to improve customer service standards).

Question 5: How do you convince the program founding members to join and achieve the Consortium's objectives?

We did not need to convince them much, as they see the need to improve customer service standard to be competitive in the market. They are also attracted by the fact that they will learn from the best of different industries.

Question 6: What is the relationship between the Consortium and its members - do the members have a say in its directions, plans and operation? How?

Members in fact decide the direction of the research and participate in the research study. In return, they will receive the research findings. Therefore, under the Consortium program, the relationship between the HKCSC and the members is that of a service provider and its clients.

Question 7: What are the benefits to the members?

Our members may participate in the research project and will have research findings exclusively for one year for their implementation and they will able to participate in our quarterly meetings, case study sharing, luncheon, focus group, site visits etc.

Question 8: Consortium's management and operation budget. What are the membership fees and contributions?

Contributions include senior executives' time, companies' assistance to the research work and the research funding that is enough for a good start. (The funding will be revised according to market rate.)

Question 9: What is the relationship between the Consortium and the HKU Research Team? Joint partnership or project-based?

It is not a joint partnership. It is a research collaboration where we share our information, our resources and take lead in different research topics. It should be a long-term relationship.

Question 10: Objectivity and Quality Control - what research methods and approach do you use for your research programs?

We take a scientific approach. Since we don't report to any one company, we stay objective in our research. Our methods used include research, focus group, questionnaire survey, benchmarking studies and others as necessary and appropriate to our research topics.

Question 11: Who set out the research outlines and goals? Is the approach educational or business-led?

It is our members who set our direction and we carry out research towards achieving the goal. Members are asked to present their present and future challenges in customer service. We then write up research proposals based on their input. Members voted on these proposals, as a result we selected the top four research topics.

Question 12: What are the schedules of these research programs? When do the results come out? (lead time) Are these research result and solution-oriented?

It is a 2-year program. We will provide up-to-date findings quarterly to our members. We provide research findings that can be customized by different industries.

Question 13: Are the research findings confidential? Will the public have access to the research findings or will it be publicized to get public support?

Our members will have one year to implement the findings and to set new standards. Afterwards, other companies may follow, so that the overall service quality will then be elevated. Yes, after one year some interesting findings will be publicized on selected journals.

Question 14: Implementation of research findings - will the Consortium proceed to designing implementation programs?

Yes, if requested by interested members.

Question 15: Estimated time frame - for the implementation to take effect.

It will be customized on a separate project basis.

Question 16: What is the current quality of customer service in Hong Kong? How do you qualify your statements ?

It is a common impression that Hong Kong customer service is not the best in comparison to some other countries. That is why the Hong Kong Retail Management Association is organizing Service Award and the Hong Kong Tourist Association has put great effort to promote courtesy. The statement from our Financial Secretary also indicated that service quality is increasingly important in order to sustain our economic growth.

Question 17: The significance and urgency of customer service enhancement to economic recovery?

Our key competitive edge is our People and the good customer service they provide. These are also the market differentiation between a mature and a developing economy. Most important of all is the long term benefits of customer service enhancement to the consolidation of our economy and our future development to become a leader in Asia's service centers.

Question 18: How could the Consortium improve customer service in face of the general trend of corporate downsizing across industries?

While the economy is cyclical, customer service quality is a key competitive edge nowadays. We hope our research findings will help our members to improve their business productivity. They will have a better management system of customer service by improving their customer service staff's orientation, training, motivation and service center technology in order to cope with less manpower.

Question 19: The Consortium's role in the enhancement of customer service and expected response from the business community.

We hope to mobilize, draw attention and awareness of the business community to the importance of customer service quality and standard and to make customer service one of their top priorities as a competitive edge for Hong Kong. We hope to achieve our ultimate goal to make Hong Kong a better place to live and to do business.

Question 20: What other methods can Hong Kong companies use to promote customer service?

Other methods include government support and funding in customer service related research, training, business seminars and conferences. The local universities and educational institutions may consider setting up degree courses, MBA programs with focus on customer service.