Bradford Factor

Help manage short term sick absences

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Short-term absence effect

The Bradford Factor is a simple formula to help you manage short term sick absences and determine when these have become excessive. The calculation for the Bradford Factor (B) is Number of Occasions Sick (S) x Number of Occasions Sick (S) x Total Number of Days Absent (D).
Source: Employment Law Clinic

No-one is quite sure who first came up with Bradford Formula analysis, but it has been used since the 1980’s to measure short-term absence. Short-term absence can be disruptive in manufacturing, service and other environments. NB: The rota and scheduling functionality in our system enables managers and supervisors to respond quickly to unexpected absence to re-plan resourcing.

Tick boxes and absence definition selection allow you to specify exactly how you want the Bradford Formula to be reported in your organisation. Date and range selection enables comprehensive options when running this reporting.

You can set perameters to only report on employees where a braford factor value has been exceeded making it easy to identify those where company limits have been reached that trigger company actions and comply with your absence proceedures. The data can also be used in back to work interviews and as part of annual performance reviews.

Bradford Factor

01 Sep 2018 - 31 Aug 2019 (365 Days)
Selected Employees, Ordered by Surname, Holidays Break Period
Absence Definition: Sick - Paid (Type), Sick Unpaid (Type), Sick Paid Half (Type), Sick Unpaid Half Day (Type), Sick Paid, or Sick Unpaid

NumberFirst Namelast NameBradford
5010LyndaCarter8
5022KieranDraper8100
7003CourtneyGarcia8
5012KylieJones1
5002JoeKing8
5015FloLloyd0
5013MarkPerry0
5020HoraceWhyte0
   8125

NB: Where there are issues with an individual employee’s performance, this analysis should ideally be used in conjunction with other feedback and supporting information.

The system has improved our operation with accuracy of attendance and speed of compiling data.

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Andy McEvoy
Group Operations Manager
Wright Minimix