Absence Management

The purpose of the course:

A half day workshop on understanding and minimising costly absence in the workplace. The content will provide enough background for organisations to formulate a sound absence policy which can be applied. Delegates will be given guidance on an effective zero tolerance policy and have the opportunity to pratice effective back to work interviews.

Benefits to the organisation:

Absenteeism is costly and disruptive in terms of lost business, reduced profits and missed deadlines. In addition, abuse of the company sick scheme by a minority demoralises those who are genuine. This course builds an understanding of how a firm, fair and consistent procedure can minimise lost time and impact morale.

Who is the course for?

Managers, supervisors, human resource personnel who need to manage absence effecively.

Topics covered:

  • Causes of absence
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Practice interviews and absence management processes
  • Responsibilities of individuals and managers in managing sickness
  • Delivering back to work interviews
  • Action planning and follow ups

By the end of the course delegates with be able to:

  • Understand the potential reasons for absence
  • Develop a policy and procedure to manage and reduce absence
  • Carry out effective back to work counselling interviews
  • Be able to action plan for improvement and follow up with individuals

For more information, or to book a place on this course, call us on 01604 490470 or email training@northants-chamber.co.uk. Chamber members can book online.






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