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What is the Bradford formula?

Bradford formula is used by HR departments to calculate the impact of employees’ absences on the organisation. It is based on the theory that short, frequent, unplanned absences are more disruptive to organisations than longer absences. You can calculate an employee’s Bradford Factor using the Bradford Formula, which is S2 x D = B. ‘S’ is the total number of separate absences, ‘D’ is the total number of days’ absence and ‘B’ is the Bradford Factor score.