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Managing absence at work (Scotland) - digital event


This 3 hour digital event will update you on the law relating to workplace absence and provide techniques to help you improve and manage absence in your workplace.

Business need

In 2021 sickness absence rates in the UK rose to their highest in over a decade. Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal an estimated 149.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury, the equivalent to 4.6 days per year, per employee.

Employee absenteeism can cause significant strain for workplaces in terms of resource and productivity. 

Developing a fair and consistent attendance policy can benefit the whole organisation. It helps employees understand what is expected of them and helps managers address underlying issues, leading to a healthier working environment, reduced absence levels and better employee retention.

Delivered by Zoom, this 3-hour event will provide you with best practice techniques to manage absence in your workplace.


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 to enhance their CPD.


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

  • Absence - the facts
  • The cost of absence to the workplace
  • Identifying patterns of absence
  • The role of the line manager
  • Fit notes
  • Return to work interviews
  • Managing employee sickness
  • Employee health and wellbeing
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Disability and sickness absence
  • Benefits of an absence policy
  • What to include in an absence policy

Have a large group of staff to train? 

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training for 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 Delivered digitally via Zoom   Map (opens in new window)   Date 27/10/2022    Time 09:30 - 12:30   
Price £115.00 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.