What is Bradford Factor Scoring?

The Bradford Factor is a score used to measure unplanned absence at work. HR teams can use Bradford Factor scoring to flag users whose time off has become a cause for concern, and react appropriately.

The formula is B = S2 x D where:

B is the Bradford Factor Score

S is the number of seperate instances of absence over a set period

D is the number of days of absence in the same period

The formula is designed to highlight frequent instances of short-term sickness absence e.g. Mondays & Fridays, allowing HR teams to investigate the validity and take action accordingly. 


Check your Bradford score

Check your Bradford score

What's your Bradford Factor? TeamSeer is the UK's #1 holiday and absence planner, empowering HR teams to make strategic business decisions based on accurate and insightful HR data. 

Start a TeamSeer trial today to calculate your staff's Bradford Factor and more. 


Cut the cost of sickness 

Able to reduce sickness absence by as much as 25%, aCloud TeamSeer’s Bradford Factor reporting is an effective way to tackle unplanned absence across your organisation.

Find Out More

Nicolas Petrovic

Aside from the outstanding functionality, what makes TeamSeer really special is their ability to understand your business.

Nicolas Petrovic - Deputy CFO at Altran