Companies measure employee absence in a number of ways, including and excluding various types of absence. As a result, one company may have a higher absence rate than another, only because it includes more non-sickness variables when measuring. Many companies fail to distinguish clearly between short-term and long-term absences and this can have profound implication for attendance management.
Using the Bradford Factor
Most time and attendance systems simply track absenteeism however Softworks goes deeper by focusing on the frequency of absences, problem areas and/or employees which in turn enable organisations to take proactive measures to improve attendance.
For many organisations, the cost and disruption of persistent, short spells of absence are greater than for occasional, longer periods of absence. To address this problem, Softworks has developed a formula based on the Bradford factor, which measures the Number of Incidences and the Duration of each incidence to compute an absence score for each employee. For more download our Guide to the Bradford Factor.