Agent "Total Online Time" reporting.

13 Comments

  • Trent Blakeley

    I completely agree and find a necessity for creating productivity reports to see how productive and efficient an employee is. 

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  • Nicole - Community Manager

    Hi Trent -

    Can you tell us more about how you define employee productivity and efficiency? Are there other things you would look at in addition to time online?

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  • Tina Gass

    I agree.  We are also in need of this metric.  It helps to asses full agent productivity as well as validation for payroll and attendance purposes.  Having a way to measure all online time is critical please.  Thank you!

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  • Ryousuke Kagawa

    Agreed that this is important for measuring agents' productivity. We want to use these metrics to make sure that our agents are online for the appropriate amount of time in any given date range. You can monitor this using the dashboard in Talk, but only for the current day.

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  • Nicole - Community Manager

    Thanks for adding your comments, Tina and Ryousuke.

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  • Trent Blakeley

    Hi Nicole,

    I apologize for the late response.  In regards to your question a few weeks back I define productivity by time servicing a customer vs other things, like research, break, excess email/chat time, time in codes for those when not actively servicing a customer. 

    I would like to see in the future other codes for chat, email, we will use away as break.  I think a meeting code would be nice to see how long an employee is spending in meetings, as well as an admin code would be nice as well for those issues that may take longer than 15 minutes to research and for miscellaneous projects assigned.  

     

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  • Steve Ross

    I agree with all the previous comments and believe this is the 2nd or 3rd thread that I've commented on about this. We've been looking for this for well over a year before Explore was even around.

    Until recently, the best chance you had to get a number was to 'screen scrape' the Talk Dashboard just before midnight (or after COB for call centers that closed) you would then have "Online Time" and know that it was a total of Available Time + Talk TIme + Wrap Up Time + Conf Time, and everything else was "Offline Time" and therefore unavailable to help a customer.

    When the new "Away" status was introduced we saw an immediate spike in the numbers, we knew something was different. "Online Time" now included "Away" time as well as all the previous times, however, there was not a new column added in the dashboard to quickly see or "scrape" that time off so we could calculate it. 

    Ideally, we need to be able to see  Offline/Away time so we can count that as unproductive time towards phone customers, and we need to see everything else as productive time.

    I also agree that multiple reason codes, or better yet, a simple ability to customize our 'unavailable' codes would be a huge benefit. Codes available in past lives included "break", "lunch", "meeting", "coaching", "training", "away". Once we get those, having thresholds available in the dashboard would be the next step to helping us get a global view of what is happening in the minute. 

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  • Nicole - Community Manager

    Trent, thanks for the additional detail. Steve, thanks for the detailed feedback.

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  • Jason Martin

    Hi Nicole,

    Couple things I would really like to see in regards to this is a count and duration of when agents go into 'away' as there is currently no way to track this. I fear that we may have some agents that are going into 'away' status to lower their ACW and with no way of properly tracking this, it is leaving a huge gap in reporting needs.

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  • BJ

    This is a report we're also looking for within Explore. More specifically, I'd like to know what time an agent logged on each day, how many hours they were available, away or offline. The ability to either dial in per day, per week, or per month.

    Is this a feature we could expect anytime soon or will it be years out?

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  • Greer Davis

    We'd like to use this similarly to others who've posted here, as well as tracking "if we missed a call, who (if anyone) was online at the time? Do we need to staff up if we're missing calls?

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  • David Garceau

    I was at the Zendesk Showcase in Dallas today and had a conversation with Mark Woolen and Martin Doettling about this topic. Martin said that it was definitely a known concern and that it was on their radar screen to be made available in Explore but I didn't get much of a timeline as to when that might be.

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  • Tom Skjønsberg

    We need this for chat as well. I can use the CSV files from chat analytics to get the time spent in different statuses, but the whole point of having Explore is to have all the metrics in an easy to use dashboard for reporting. Really hoping this will be available soon.

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