This event covers both managing long and short-term sickness and tries to uncover the real reasons why people are absent from work.

The event will help you develop an action plan based upon having the ‘difficult conversation’ with an employee when they return to work, looking after the health and wellbeing of your employees and developing an overall approach to absence by linking attendance to job design, good employment relations, health and safety, flexible working and effective disciplinary procedures.

Business need:
For many employees work means a lot more than just their wage. Studies show that work is generally good for health and prolonged sickness absence can produce its own set of problems: isolation, de-skilling, loss of confidence, mental health issues and social exclusion.

Keeping people at work and helping them get back to work as soon as possible can help maintain an employee’s health and wellbeing and improve organisational effectiveness. Managing sickness absence can be a challenge for many employers. Why is someone off? When will they come back? Is there anything I can do to help?

Note: Delegates who would welcome the chance to discuss and understand the practical application of Attendance Management will find this course of particular benefit.

Suitable for:
HR and personnel professionals, line-managers, head of department, team leaders and supervisors.