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In any business, attendance management is an important consideration, as absenteeism can have many negative effects on the company's production levels and profitability.
Here at Mitrefinch, we understand the importance of effective workforce management and we have created a suite of time and attendance software - called TMS - to simplify these tasks.
Our employee absence management software has been designed to help monitor absenteeism and determine the impact that employee attendance has on your bottom line.
Although a sick day here and there may not seem like much to an employee, the disruption that this generates can be widespread.
Cover will need to be found for the shift, which could mean bringing in other team members who had previously had the day off.
Temporary staff may be hired which means much higher pay rates - and these individuals will often require some level of training in order to carry out the work.
In addition, the time spent by members of management or HR in dealing with rostering changes could better be used in other ways.
In many cases, just knowing that automated employee absence management systems are in place is enough to deter staff members from taking unnecessary leave.
Our workforce management software can also provide a host of other functions - such as punctuality monitoring and visitor management.
In order to analyse and report attendance records, the Mitrefinch staff absence management software uses a mathematical equation called the Bradford Factor.
Said to have been developed at the Bradford University of Management during the 1980s, the Bradford Factor is an attendance management tool that can help HR departments monitor absenteeism and flag-up possible instances of so-called "duvet days" or "sickies".
One of the main points of the Bradford Factor is that many short-term absences actually cause more disruption to a business than a few long-term absences. In terms of employee absence management, single days off may also be considered suspicious - especially if they regularly occur on Mondays or Fridays.
Absence management software can use the Bradford Factor to create an attendance profile for every employee. It provides a score based on how many instances of sick-leave a person has taken and the total number of days they have been absent in a given period.