6. The Bradford Factor

How to use the Bradford Factor

The Bradford Factor is a method of calculating absence in order to put a ‘weighting' on the absence. For example; a Company will probably be more concerned (and experience more disruption) from frequent odd days' sickness than an employee who has one period of absence for a week.

The Bradford Factor allows you to distinguish between the different types of absence. It is only one method of looking at absence and may not be appropriate for all organisations.

How to Calculate the Bradford Factor

The Bradford factor calculation is as follows:

S x S x D = Bradford Factor points score

Where: S is the number of occasions of Sickness absence in the last 52 weeks (or whatever...

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The Bradford Factor used to distinguish between short and long term sickness

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