Sickness trigger points

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Sickness trigger points

Sickness trigger points for absence management

Setting up sickness trigger points is a useful way to monitor absences and follow organisational absence policies. It's easy to automate these alerts on the myhrtoolkit system with our Triggers feature.

This feature is a key part of our absence management software platform. Triggers help absence managers stay on top of sickness absences with informational alerts set to activate when software users meet certain absence conditions.


Types of absence trigger points

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.

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Sickness trigger point types

  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.

“I chose myhrtoolkit because it was cloud-based, so rather than having one person be a single point of contact in charge of all that HR information, it allowed multiple users and multiple managers as being able to have access.”

- Louisa Harrison-Walker, Benchmark Recruit
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