KPI Benchmarks : Call Center Shrinkage Due to Training
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Call Center Shrinkage Due to Training
This metric measures both the productivity of the organization's workforce, as well as management's ability to monitor how effectively employees are using their time. Through granular analysis of employee time use, management is able to identify lost work time and determine methods to improve capacity. A larger than intended amount of work time lost to training may impact organizational capacity, as well as employee productivity, work quality and service levels.
The number of minutes that call center representatives spend off the phone and unavailable to accept calls as a result of training as a percentage of the total amount of time scheduled for work over the same period of time.
KPI Best Practices
- Train representatives with real-life scenarios as opposed to training one skill at a time
- Only hold training sessions when absolutely necessary
- Utilize standardized call scripts and FAQs to minimize the need for formal training
KPI Calculation Instructions Call Center Shrinkage Due to Training?
Two values are used to calculate this KPI: (1) the amount of work time (measured in minutes, rounded to the nearest tenth) lost due to approved training sessions or courses, and (2) the total amount of available work time across all of the organization’s employees during the measurement period. The amount of work time lost should be considered to be the amount of time call center representatives spend off the phone and unavailable to accept calls. Include only formal training sessions, or courses (includes online, face-to-face, classroom and virtual training time), in this calculation. Total available work time should be defined as the time the organization has scheduled, during business hours, for employees to perform work activities. To calculate the total amount of time available for work during the measurement period, first identity the number of hours employees were scheduled to work during the period; then, multiply that value by 60 to convert to minutes. For full-time salaried employees, use a standard 8 hour work day for this calculation (e.g., 10 salaried employees working 8 hours per day equates to 4,800 available work minutes per day). Do not include informal coaching sessions in this calculation.
KPI Formula :
((Sum of Work Time Lost Due To Training) / Total Available Work Time) *100