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HR software: triggers feature

There are three types of alerts you can use for effective sickness monitoring and absence management with myhrtoolkit. These are based on industry-recommended sickness absence trigger points and cover instances of sickness, total number of sick days, and Bradford Factor index scores. Each trigger type can help you manage absence and detect sickness patterns in different ways:

  1. Instances Triggers

    This type of alert covers sickness trigger points related to the number of times someone has been absent. This doesn't focus on the number of days each absence adds up to. Instead, this alert can show you trends in numbers of absence instances for individuals within your organisation. For example, it may show more of a concerning pattern if someone has five instances of 1-day absences rather than one instance of 5 days off sick.

  2. Days Triggers

    Following opposite parameters to the previous type of alert, the Days trigger type is based on the total number of absence days. This alert activates regardless of number of instances. For example, a Days trigger could set off once a system user has had 10 days of absence within a given time period. This would happen whether as a result of one 10-day absence or a few shorter absences.

  3. Bradford Factor Triggers

    As the Bradford Factor is already built into our absence management system, you can also set up triggers based on a user's Bradford Factor score and if it passes key thresholds. The Bradford Factor formula is based on the theory that short, frequent absences are more disruptive to productivity than longer absences, so this ties in nicely with Instances trigger points.