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What is Average Handle Time? Challenges, Examples, and Best Practices for Improving AHT Copy


Average handle time, or AHT, is an important call center metric. In the simplest terms, AHT is the average time it takes to handle a call or transaction from start to finish – from call initiation, to hold time, to talk time, and all the way through to any related tasks an agent must perform post-phone call to resolve that call.

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What is AHT? Strategies to Improve Average Handle Time

Amplifai Coaching Category

Learn how to calculate average handle time, tips to improve your contact center's AHT, the pitfalls to avoid, and more. Learn how AHT drives boosts productivity, improves agent morale, and drives customer satisfaction.


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Operational Indicators – Average Handle Time (AHT)

Taylor Reach Group

In this article, we tackle one of the most important indicators; Average Handle Time (AHT). AHT is defined as the total amount of time (on average) that an agent spends on a contact. In a Contact Center environment (voice, chat), AHT includes talk time, hold time and after call work time (ACW).

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Calculating Average Handle Time in Light of Customer Experience and IVRs

Taylor Reach Group

Definition of Average Handle Time: The average time spent handling a contact with a customer, which may be a call, email, chat or any kind of request. Calculation: Total Handle Time/Total Contacts. By: Peg Ayers and Turaj Seyrafiaan. Your shortest calls may not be your best calls.

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Five Coaching Tips For Contact Center Agents that Work


Coaching your contact center agents on their performance can either fill everyone with dread or be a productive activity that you and your agents look forward to. Either way, it needs to be done, and arming yourself with a full set of coaching tips for contact center agents will ensure the sessions are productive.

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It seems logical that the average time could be reduced if customer-facing agents could find the answer at conversational speed without having to scroll through articles, frantically trying to find the right information.With a reduced average handle time, the contact center would be able to handle these calls with a lower headcount.

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10 Steps for the Best Call Center Coaching Session


Call center coaching is just like coaching a little league team. A talented kid will master swinging the bat on their own, but a coach can help them perfect the move. However, they need that extra coaching to truly become incredible agents. However, they need that extra coaching to truly become incredible agents.