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All Acas events on Long term absence for all regions

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2 February 2017
09:30 - 12:30
New help in managing absence: what the Fit for Work scheme means for your organisation

Every employer needs to understand how best to manage long term absence - every year in the UK there are more than 900,000 workplace absences of four weeks or more. 


The Government has rolled out its Fit for Work scheme across England and Wales which provides new help in dealing with long term absence of 4 weeks or more through a voluntary return to work occupational health support service for employers and employees.


This new scheme affects every employer – even if you have your own occupational health scheme in place therefore it’s essential that you’re up to date with the changes. 


Find out what you need to know - including how to access the service, what changes you need to make to your policies, what new financial help is available to employers, how it works if you have your own occupational health scheme, and what new support is available to employers. We’ll also be sharing our thoughts and best practice on how to work positively with your employees to ensure their effective return to the workplace.



Bromsgrove
14 February 2017
10:00 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Mediation Skills

A practical course providing you with the skills and information to manage workplace conflict more effectively within your organisation. This event is nearly full

Oxford
15 February 2017
10:00 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Mediation Skills

A practical course providing you with the skills and information to manage workplace conflict more effectively within your organisation. This event is nearly full

Woking
21 February 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation Skills

A practical course providing you with the skills and information to manage workplace conflict more effectively within your organisation.

Brighton
23 February 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Long Term Absence and the new Fit for Work service

Delivered in partnership with the Fit for Work service in Scotland

Learn the knowledge and skills to effectively handle long term staff absences.


Edinburgh
23 February 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation Skills

A practical course providing you with the skills and information to manage workplace conflict more effectively within your organisation.

Portsmouth
28 February 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation Skills

A practical course providing you with the skills and information to manage workplace conflict more effectively within your organisation.

Maidstone
2 March 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Don't manage absence, manage attendance

This event covers both managing long and short-term sickness and tries to uncover the real reasons why people are absent from work.


The event will help you develop an action plan based upon having the ‘difficult conversation’ with an employee when they return to work, looking after the health and wellbeing of your employees and developing an overall approach to absence by linking attendance to job design, good employment relations, health and safety, flexible working and effective disciplinary procedures.



Bedford
8 March 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Long Term Absence and the new Fit for Work service

Delivered in partnership with the Fit for Work service in Scotland

Learn the knowledge and skills to effectively handle long term staff absences.


Aberdeen
17 March 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation Skills

A practical course providing you with the skills and information to manage workplace conflict more effectively within your organisation.

Reading
22 March 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Long Term Absence and the new Fit for Work service

Delivered in partnership with the Fit for Work service in Scotland

Learn the knowledge and skills to effectively handle long term staff absences.


Glasgow
24 March 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation Skills

A practical course providing you with the skills and information to manage workplace conflict more effectively within your organisation.

Crawley
28 March 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation Skills

A practical course providing you with the skills and information to manage workplace conflict more effectively within your organisation.

Southampton
6 April 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Long Term Absence

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to effectively handle long term staff absences.

Gloucester
27 April 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Managing the Invisible

This event covers both managing long and short-term sickness and tries to uncover the real reasons why people are absent from work.


The event will help you develop an action plan including having the ‘difficult conversation’, explore looking after the health and wellbeing of your employees and consider an overall approach to absence by linking attendance to job design, good employment relations, health and safety, flexible working and effective disciplinary procedures.



Norwich
3 May 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Long Term Absence

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to effectively handle long term staff absences.

Plymouth
18 May 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Long Term Absence

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to effectively handle long term staff absences.

Manchester
15 June 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Long Term Absence

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to effectively handle long term staff absences.

Bristol
23 June 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Managing Long Term Absence

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to effectively handle long term staff absences.

London
18 September 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Managing the Invisible

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence.

CAMBRIDGE