The abandonment rate is the first step in determining how efficient your call center is. This metric indicates the percentage of calls that end without a resolution. A good benchmark is zero call abandonment. However, it is possible to achieve an 80% abandonment rate if there are a lot of things you need to do. The longer the customer is on the telephone, the better. And the higher the number, it’s better. You’ll be in good shape if you can reduce abandonment.
Average Handling Rate (AHT)
Another important KPI is your average handling rate. High AHRs can indicate dissatisfaction with your service. You can also assess productivity by assessing contact quality. You can use statistics to determine how each contact is performing based on their behavior. The combination of qualitative and quantitative data will help you discover new opportunities that will boost your bottom line. It doesn’t matter what method you use to measure call center performance. You need to know how your operations are performing.
You should also measure abandoned calls. An abandoned call could be sent to voicemail, automatically ended, or intentionally dropped. Call center managers must determine what caused the call to be dropped. AHT is closely associated with abandoned call time. This is the amount of time it takes for an agent to find an answer. The “abandonment ratio” is the difference between the initial contact and the end of the call.
Average Wait Time
Another important KPI to monitor is the average wait time. If a customer must wait too long before speaking to an agent, they will hang up. This is the worst outcome possible for your business. You’ll make an important decision if you take the time and answer calls. You will also need a measure of the average time spent in the queue. A high-quality service level will be the difference between a happy customer and an unhappy one.
The abandonment ratio is one of the most important metrics used to measure the performance of a call center. This refers to the number of abandoned calls over a certain time period. A lower abandonment percentage will result in a better customer experience. It is important to remember that every caller is different. While it is important for the overall time to be measured, it can be difficult to determine the quality and level of service provided by each agent.
The average time taken by each agent for a call to be answered is one of the most important metrics to evaluate the performance of your phone center. This metric can be used for determining the agent’s productivity. By identifying the average time required for each agent to answer a single customer, you can calculate the average time it takes to handle a larger volume of calls. The more time it takes to answer a customer, the more unhappy they will be.