Managing People

Handling Absences

Course Duration:

1 day

Course designed for:

People involved in handling absences in the workplace.  To enable people to keep their employees at work and to help those who are ill to get back to work as soon as possible.  To help maintain an employee’s health, well being and organisational effectiveness.

No of delegates:

8 maximum

Course Aim:

On completion of the course, people will:

Course content: 

  • Understand the importance of managing absences at work  
  • Have knowledge about absence: facts and figures 
  • Be able to measure absence 
  • Understand the importance of an absence policy 
  • Handle return to work meetings 
  • Handle short term absence meetings 
  • Handle long term absence meetings 
  • Understand health, well being and worklife balance 
  • Develop strategies and techniques for dealing with absences  
  • Understand unauthorised absences  
  • Understand the legal position and fair dismissals 


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