Why colleagues love our headsets

The top three benefits explained.

Article by John Hicks | 5th November 2021

We listen to our customers

At VoCoVo, we make it our mission to build long-term relationships with our customers. We don’t just want you to buy our products – we want you to get the most out of them. 

Staying in touch with our customers allows us to get a better idea of what works and what doesn’t. We are always striving to improve our products, and your feedback is an essential part of this. This is especially true when it comes to our Headsets

Our Headsets are always evolving

Headsets are the backbone of the VoCoVo ecosystem and we want them to be perfect in every way. We’re now on our fourth iteration and, with each update, we’ve made small but significant changes to their design and functionality.

The feedback we’ve received has been overwhelmingly positive.  There’s nothing more rewarding than making an improvement to one of our products and then seeing it pay off in the real world. Some of the advantages are practical, while others are psychological. Here are the three benefits that colleagues mention the most: 

1. Efficiency

Many stores are still operating with reduced colleague numbers. This means that you need to make every second count. Our Headsets are designed to reduce unnecessary walking so that colleagues can get more done in less time:

  • Check stock levels and Click & Collect orders without walking to the stockroom. 
  • Find information for customers without having to seek out another colleague
  • Answer customer queries remotely while continuing to work 

Our research shows that headsets reduce walking distance by 1.4km per colleague per day, saving each store an average of £442 per week. The ability to multitask can improve task efficiency by as much as 105 minutes per day, saving you a further £111 per week per store. 

It was integral to the business model of our stores, and we’d thoroughly recommend VoCoVo for running an efficient operation.”- Andy Newbould, Tesco

How do we measure efficiency savings? Find out here:

2. Safety 

Safety is a major concern for colleagues. Almost 90% of colleagues experienced verbal abuse in 2020, and one in ten were physically assaulted. In our recent survey, 32% of colleagues said that stopping abuse was the biggest challenge facing stores. 

Read the full report here: 

We believe that everyone should feel safe at work. Our Headsets don’t just allow colleagues to do their jobs efficiently. They also help them to feel secure:

  • Headsets link shop floor colleagues to security teams at all times. Even if you’re working alone, help is always at hand. 
  • Headsets are visible to customers and this acts as a powerful deterrent against abusive behaviour. 
  • Telephony integration allows colleagues to contact emergency services from anywhere in store. 

Being connected to fellow colleagues is especially reassuring for those working at night or in isolated locations. Our research shows that colleagues feel 52% safer with VoCoVo backing them up. 

“The feedback from stores has been hugely positive. It’s given teams confidence that something can be done to avoid a situation and protect colleagues.”– Fareeaa Hanslot, Service Support and Operations Manager, Dunelm

Find out more about staying safe with VoCoVo:

3. Comfort 

To enjoy the previous benefits, colleagues need to wear their headsets at all times. This means that comfort is just as important as functionality. Our Headsets are designed to be worn all shift long without any physical strain:

  • Headsets weigh just 28g- 8g less than our nearest competitor 
  • Compact design measures just 130mm X 50mm
  • Three wearing styles- headband, neckband and ear piece 

Our customers regularly praise the comfort of our Headsets. In fact, the biggest problem is forgetting to take them off before they go home! 

“A lot of us were sceptical at first, as we were worried we would really notice wearing the headsets. We were shocked at how lightweight they are. We forget we have them on!”- Elizabeth Scott, Store Manager

Our Headsets have proved popular with stores across the nation, and we’d love to add you to the list. Get in touch today to get started. 

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