We have just had a new personnel system which gives the Bradford Factor for attendance our company average for 73 employees is 32.5 is this considered good/bad/indifferent?

Also, I am still unclear under this system at what point we would be looking to speak to someone about their
attendance… it has occured to me and other managers that this system of measuring may encourage people to stay off longer…as long occurences are better than short ones I believe! I would welcome comments and recommendations as I think this will be quite an important one for discussion
at individual appraisals which are looming up. We have never effectively monitored absence in the past.

I am interested in how other companies have intrduced this measure and how they communicate the results of the bradford factor and how you set an “acceptable” level for your company

val sheppard