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Managing Absence

Aimed at front line managers and supervisors, this course will give delegates the necessary skills to manage absence effectively in the workplace. Explore the impact and cost of absences and learn how to balance the needs of the individual with the needs of the organisation. Learn the differences between ‘long’ and ‘short’ term absences, both practically and legally and the appropriate management techniques.

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  • Absence overview
  • Managing short-term absence
  • Managing long-term absence
  • Returning to work
  • Capability dismissals

By completing this course, delegates will be able to: Understand the causes of absence and manage absent employees effectively and appropriately. Plan and conduct return to work interviews with consideration of any ‘reasonable adjustments’ that need to be made. Understand the process during fair capability dismissals.