The Bradford Factor, sometimes called the Bradford Formula, is a way of measuring employee absence. It’s a mathematical formula that you can use to score an employee’s sickness absence. This then helps you to work out how their absence has affected your business over a particular time period, usually a year.
Having a sickness absence policy in place is important to protect your business, but also to provide guidance to managers and ensure that employees know what’s expected of them when they’re absent due to illness.
It is estimated that mental health costs businesses in the UK £35 billion per year. It’s a figure so big, it seems almost meaningless. However, this promotes only a one-dimensional view of mental health; focussing on the negative aspects of mental health rather than the opportunities and business advantages by providing, promoting and facilitating ‘good mental health’ in your organisation. Continue Reading »