Some companies use the Bradfor Factor to monitor how much time employees take for certain types of leave, such as sick leave. This is calculated as the number of instances x the number of instances x the number of working days, within the selected time period.
** Note that any displayed Bradford Factor figures are for guidance only. Any disciplinary action using these figures should be manually checked. **
ALLOW BRADFORD FACTOR IN COMPANY SETUP
You will first need to ensure that the Bradford Factor option is enabled in your company setup;
- Login to your WhosOff account
- Click Administration on the Left Hand menu
- Click Company settings
- Under Functionality at the bottom right, ensure the Show Bradford factor dropdown is set to Yes and click Save changes.
RUNNING THE REPORT
To run a report showing the Bradford Factor score, you can use the Leave by allowance period report;
- Click Reports on the Left Hand menu
- Click on Reports dashboard
- Under the Breakdown section, click Leave by allowance period
- Use the filters at the top to select the relevant Date range and choose one specific Leave type (the Bradford Factor will only show when reporting on a single leave type)
- You can change the Type filter to adjust whose information is shown, and filter based on Decision if necessary
- Click Run.
The resulting report will display a Bradford Factor score underneath each user's section. You can also export the report to a spreadsheet using the link at the top right.
ABOUT THE BRADFORD CALCULATION
Please note the following:
- The maximum reporting period is one year (365 days), if this report is run for a longer date range the Bradford Factor score will not be produced
- Company Free days will not be included in the calculation
- Requests which are only separated by Free and Non-working days (e.g. across a weekend) will count as a single instance
- Back-to-back requests will count as a single instance
- For Hours users, the score shown will still be based on the number of working days affected, for example if a user has one 8-hour day booked as sick leave this would result in a score of 1 (1x1x1), rather than 8 (1x1x8)
- For Hours users, bookings of less than half a working day will count as 0.5 days and bookings of more than half a day will count as 1 day
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Setting up 2nd / 3rd Notifiers
While users only have one approver, super users can choose up to 2 individuals to receive notifications about a user's leave requests.