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Managing short and long term absence effectively


This full day event will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage short and long term staff absences.

Business need

Managing absence can be a challenge for many employers. Employee absenteeism puts significant strain on an organisation, productivity and additional burden on colleagues. Balancing the health and welfare needs of staff with robust and fair procedures which ensure employees don’t take advantage of unclear policy is essential for the overall productivity of a workplace.

Delegates attending this course will learn top tips on how to deal with absences fairly and effectively, and gain practical advice on how to handle more complex situations.

Suitable For

HR and personnel professionals, line-managers, head of department, team leaders and supervisors.


  • The law and the steps you need to follow
  • What's in an absence policy?
  • Collecting information
  • Increasing confidence amongst your managers and supervisors
  • Communicating with, and responding to staff who are absent from work
  • Holding informal meetings and return to work interviews
  • Considering reasonable adjustments
  • Dismissing employees - the last resort

Venue Farnborough - Venue TBC   Map (opens in new window)   Date 29/11/2017    Time 10:00 - 16:00   
Price £170.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.