The Bradford Factor is a simple formula that provides businesses with a score on each employee based on their unplanned absences. It was designed on the basis that repeat, short-term absence has a bigger impact on business operation, with a higher score representing an increased disruption for the organisation.
Calculating an employee’s Bradford Factor score is typically calculated over a 52-week and uses the Bradford Formula:
S x S x D = B
S = Spells or number of absence occasions over a rolling 52-week period
D = Total number of days absent in a rolling 52-week period
B = Bradford Factor score
For example, an employee who was off 3 times, covering a span of 10 days in total, would be calculated as; 3 x 3 x 10 = 90
On the standard scoring system, a score of 90 would put the employee on a verbal warning. This is because they have hit the first trigger point. To learn more about trigger points read our article on Bradford Factor Trigger Points.
Just like the Bradford index, our calculator is extremely easy. All you need to know is the number of times an employee has been absent and then the total number of days they have been off.
Step 1. In the Absence Count box, input the total number of times an employee has been off over the last 52 weeks
Step 2. In the Days Absent box, input the total number of days the employee has been off over the last 52 weeks
Step 3. Click ‘Calculate’
All Bradford Factor scores are automated
Scores are made visible to manager
Alerts are sent to managers and HR
e-days automatically calculates the Bradford Factor score for all employees over a rolling 52-week period, making patterns of sickness absence easy to spot and subsequently address.
Organisations can choose to display the scores on employee dashboards, manager dashboards or simply just HR team dashboards ensuring scores remain private & protected.
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