With the introduction of IER, 2014 was a busy year for local authorities and electoral services providers alike. The replacement of the old ‘household registration’ system in place of IER - Individual Electoral Registration proved unfamiliar territory for all involved.
In January 2015, following the main initial IER roll-out, Print Image Network decided to send out a customer satisfaction survey to customers. The purpose of the survey was to understand how its service was received by customers during IER, which was described as ‘the biggest change to voter registration in a generation’ by the Cabinet Office.
The results pleased the electoral printing specialist as they confirmed that customers had indeed been satisfied with the service they received during IER. The results also contributed to Print Image Network’s successful three-year Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation reassessment; something that no other election provider has achieved.
Services Director, Stephen Power commented about the survey results “To achieve great feedback from our customers during what has proven to be a very challenging experience for local authorities and service providers throughout the UK, makes us extremely proud. The CSE accreditation is only awarded to companies which drive customer-focused change within their organisations, this is something that the team at Print Image Network works very hard to do.”
Highlights from the IER-related survey include:
• Overall satisfaction: 100% of customers were ‘extremely satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the service they received throughout the IER transition
• Sales & Account Management: Scores for the sales contacts and account managers were either ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ – both ranked highly for their responsiveness to customers
• Products: 100% of customers thought its products were of ‘high quality’ and believed that the application of the IER templates was ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’
Managing Director, John Foster was also pleased at the survey results. “Historically our customers have told us they receive an excellent service from us, therefore we felt it was important to understand if we had managed to maintain our high service levels during the complexities of the IER transition. I'm delighted to say, we did.”
Print Image Network will get its full CSE assessment scores during the next few months.