This course provides several useful handouts and exercises relating to absence management.
What is ‘Absence’? And how do we go about managing it and reducing it wherever we can, without falling foul of employment law?
This training has been created to help safely navigate you through the minefield of absence management, paying attention to issues of systems, procedures and organisational culture along the way. Using a selection of exercises, activities and sample documents, the course examines some traditional methods of management as well as some more contemporary and innovative ways of keeping a lid on casual absence. Participants will take away a number of practical tools and ideas to enable them to target performance improvement when back at their desks.
Defining Absence – This helps learners clearly understand what is meant by absence.
Types of Absence – Unravelling the different types of absence and distinguishing between absence and leave
Classifying Absence – by classifying types of absence, the learner can begin to get a steer on how to manage it.
Statistics – identifying the real cost of absence and looking at regional and sector differences.
Reasons for Absence – considering the high level issues that have an impact on absence, like culture and job design.
Causes of Sickness – here the national league tables of sickness causes are discussed, giving the learner the chance to reflect on their own team or company
Absence Management – Stage 1 – Contracts, Policies, Procedures and Legal entitlements are all examined here, to allow learners to get a grasp of what they have to know to
Absence Management – Stage 2 – Record keeping, Costing absence and benchmarking provide the chance for analysis and understanding in the context of the learner’s own organisation
Absence Management – Stage 3 – Setting out the skills and interventions that managers need to apply in the effective management of absence, including: communication, professional advice, workplace issues and return to work interviewsTraditional Approaches – an examination of performance management, sick pay, discipline, recruitment and selection and how these can lend themselves to effective absence management
Reducing Absenteeism – through less traditional approaches, looking at ‘carrots and sticks’, targets, employee assistance, unusual initiatives and organisational culture.Recent Developments – considering the impact of ‘fit notes’ and potential pandemics.
At the end of this absence management training you will be able to give a clear definition of what absence is outline the legal and contractual issues around the management of absence have the knowledge to manage absence and to work towards improving overall attendance at work produce a plan to review absenteeism in your team and where required, an action list to implement measures for improvement.
Who can Attend?
This could include; Team leaders, supervisors, managers, HR professionals and anyone else involved in the management of people or organisations.
Once after the training you receive a course completion certificate.