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 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. **


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.


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. 

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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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