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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.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

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.


 This 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

Have a large group of staff to train?

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Venue Novotel Edinburgh Centre   Map (opens in new window)   Date 08/03/2018    Time 09:30 - 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.