The Bradford Index Factor (a.k.a. the Bradford Formula, the Bradford Index, the Bradford Measure, the Bradford Factor or even Bradford Points) is a simple calculation sometimes used in Human Resources as one measure of employee absenteeism.
The formula is:
B = A x A x D
B (Bradford Factor) is the result
A (Absences) is the number of absences
D (Duration) is the total duration of absences
Try our Bradford Factor calculator to see how this works.
Whatever you call it, the Bradford calculation is believed to originate from the Bradford University of Management and is based loosely on the idea that short absences are more disruptive than longer absences. As far as is known, it is not based on the idea that frequent absences are…