Managing absence and return to work

How proactive is your organisation at managing sickness and absence?

How well do your leaders know the law and what they can and cannot do when staff are not attending work?

Sickness in the UK costs the economy in excess of £100 billion per year (pre covid). Paying sick pay, recruitment fees to cover those off sick, and then adding to this the cost of lost productivity – all adds up!

Most sickness is genuine however some may not be the case. Why are staff wanting to take time off work when they aren’t genuinely sick? Declined annual leave, bullying, or just a lack of motivation are just a few reasons.

The content used in sessions can be tailored to the specific priorities of your business

This course is suitable for:

  • Leaders who line manage staff and control absence
  • HR professionals
  • People who work in managerial positions
  • Anyone who aspires to become managers and leaders
  • Staff who need to understand their company absence policy and the laws around it

Course content includes:

  • Understand the importance of managing attendance
  • Recognise the main causes of absence
  • The role of a leader in managing absence
  • The signs that indicate intended absence
  • Different types of absence
  • Your company policy and process
  • Return to work
  • Contact whilst off – the law
  • Managing long term absence successfully
  • Best practice – tips to success

On completion delegates will understand:

  • The law around employee absence
  • The different types of absence and how to apply relevant policies
  • The cost and short-term impact of employee absences
  • How to be confident when at dealing with absenteeism
  • How to conduct a comprehensive return-to-work meeting and accurately complete the organisation return-to-work forms
  • How to monitor, manage and measure employee absences effectively
  • Different practices, procedures and methods to control absenteeism

What's included in the course:

All courses include:

  • Collaborative learning tools to supercharge your understanding
  • Industry experts have been involved in developing the learning programmes to support you throughout the course and give you the best possible experience
  • Where there is a multiple-choice assessment to complete the course and a minimum pass requirement free resits will be available
  • We provide a certificate on successful completion to help grow your CV or aid with organisational compliance

Face-to-face and Virtual classroom:

  • Peer learning, allowing the group to explore a subject as they work together with fellow team members
  • Our workshops are highly interactive, and we select a range of activities for each session to build understanding e.g. role-play, observation, and reflection
  • Realtime feedback allowing you to transform your performance, your approach, and grow in confidence
  • Handouts and slides to allow you to reflect on your experience

2 Delivery options:

Virtual Classroom

x2 180 minute sessions

Face to Face Classroom

On client premises 1 day

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