How to use The Bradford Factor to manage employee absence

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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