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Managing absence at work


Practical guidance on improving employee attendance at work.

This event includes an interactive afternoon session where delegates will be taken through the communication skills required to conduct effective return to work interviews. Delegates will also have an opportunity to consolidate on what they have learnt through tutor lead exercises and group role play.

Business need

Absence costs the average employer eight working days per employee each year. These absences and their effect on operating costs and productivity are a concern for most organisations. What is often not recognised is the effect that proper absence management procedures can have in improving attendance. In this training session we provide guidance on best practice in reducing levels of absenteeism. We also take you through the process of identifying patterns of absence, dealing with frequent short term absence and handling long term absence. Guidance will also be given on the Statement of Fitness for Work.

Suitable For

Anyone with an interest in improving employee attendance at work.


  • Defining absence
  • Tackling absence
  • Disability discrimination
  • Return to work interviews
  • Policy development
  • Consolidation through practical workshops

This training event is nearly fully booked and has been taken offline to avoid overbooking. Please contact Acas on 0300 123 1150 about availability of places

Venue Victoria Square House   Map (opens in new window)   Date 06/06/2017    Time 09:30 - 16:00   
Price £170.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt