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Managing Long Term Absence


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

It will cover best practice in absence policies, and the practical steps that you and your managers can take to manage cases of long term absence.

Business need

Long term absence is costly for any organisation and can have a huge impact on productivity, morale, customer service and employee engagement.

Delegates attending this course will learn top tips on how to deal with long term absence fairly and effectively, and gain practical advice on how to handle more complex situations including stress-related absences.

This session will also include an overview of the ‘Fit for Work’ service; how you can access it, and how it can fit into your current workplace practices.

Suitable For

Managers, Supervisors, Team leaders, Line Mangers, HR Professionals, Business owners, Trade Unions, Employee Representatives and anyone involved with managing long term absence issues.


 The event will cover:

  • The law and the steps you need to follow
  • Identifying the causes and the potential costs of long-term absence in your workplace, including stress
  •  Collecting data and information
  •  What to include in an absence policy
  •  Increasing confidence amongst your managers or supervisors
  •  Communicating with, and responding to staff who are absent from work
  •  Holding informal meetings and return to work interviews
  •  Considering reasonable adjustments
  •  The ‘Fit for Work’ service and how it operates
  •  Terminating employment due to long term absence

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 Acas   Map (opens in new window)   Date 30/11/2017    Time 09:30 - 16:00   
Price £170.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt