Softworks Guide to The Bradford Factor

The Bradford Factor is a formula that can be used to measure employee absenteeism and is particularly useful for measuring short term absences, which are often considered more disruptive than long term. It measures the number of absence incidents and the duration of each incident to compute an absence score for each employee.  

In this short guide we explain

  • What is the Bradford Factor
  • How is a Bradford Score calculated
  • How and why is it used within organisations
  • Things to consider if using, including its limitations 

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