Workshop - How to Manage Sickness Absence (Short and Long Term)


Course Aims and Objectives:


  • chairTo understand why managing absence is important
  • Managing short term absence effectively
  • Managing long-term absence effectively


  • Understanding the cost of absence
  • Understanding what is short and long term absence
  • Measuring absence consistently
  • Conducing effective return to work interviews
  • Use of GP/Occupational Health reports/Specialist services effectively
  • Managing stress related absence
  • Key features of an Absence Policy


Target Audience: 

  • Business Owners
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Anyone responsible for or contributing to the management of sickness absence in the workplace


Course Benefits:

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand legislation in relation to absence
  • Differentiate between the approaches for short and long term absence
  • Conduct effective return to work interviews
  • Investigate long term sickness absence, including absence due to stress
  • Understand how to generate and promote practical rehabilitation measures
  • Have confidence in applying effective absence management policy in the workplace


Duration of Workshop:         1 day (9.30am – 4.30pm)

Cost of Workshop:                  £195 per delegate