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Managing absence at work


Recent evidence suggests that the average level of employee absence is 6.3 days per year, per employee.

This half day event will update you on the law relating to workplace absence and provide you with practical management techniques to help improve attendance in your workplace.

Business need

Employee absenteeism can put significant strain on an organisation in terms of costs. It can also place an additional burden on colleagues, resulting in low morale and loss of productivity.

Having an attendance policy will help employees understand what standards are expected of them and will help managers deal with absence issues in a fair and consistent way.

A fair and robust policy which balances workplace standards with employee health and wellbeing can help to reduce absence, increase productivity and improve employee retention.

From a management perspective, a policy will prevent small problems becoming larger ones and help identify and tackle underlying problems such a work life balance, conflict at work or lack of adequate training.

Delegates attending this event will learn best practice skills and techniques to confidently and effectively manage workplace absence.

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

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish enhance their CPD.


Our expert-led training sessions are designed to facilitate discussion and interaction. This event will cover:

  • Absenteeism – what is it and what causes it?
  • Identifying patterns of short-term absence
  • Benefits of an attendance policy
  • Line manager skills
  • Fit notes
  • The legal landscape
  • Return to work interviews
  • Setting absence triggers
  • Managing long-term absence
  • Identifying potential stress and mental health issues
  • Disability discrimination
  • Employee turnover

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

We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.

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 St Austell Conference Centre   Map (opens in new window)   Date 15/09/2022    Time 13:00 - 16:30   
Price £110.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* 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.