Bradford Factor: A Tool to Measure Employee Absenteeism

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Munadil Shafat, Student (MBA), Bangladesh
🔥NEW To get insights into employee absenteeism, I'm sharing an interesting HR tool to measure absenteeism. It is known as the "Bradford Factor". The Bradford factor is actually a number that represents the unplanned absences of an employee last year. The equation is as follows:

B = S2 * D Here, B = Bradford Factor S = Instances of Absence in a set period D = Total number of Absent Days in the set period The measurement period is typically set to the last 52 weeks. The Bradford factor says that employees frequent short and unplanned absences have drastically more impact on a business than longer absences. For example, in the past 52 weeks Alison took a total 10 days of absence in 5 instances. On the other hand, his co-worker Lisa took a total 20 days of absence but in 2 occasions. The Bradford score of them will be as follows: Alison = 5*5 * 10 = 250 Lisa = 2*2 * 20 = 80 Even though Lisa took 2x more days off than Alison, her score (...) Read more? Sign up for free


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