Managing Absence Training Course

Our Managing Absence Training Course will introduce you to some proactive ways of reducing absence and managing employee absence more effectively.

Do you want to know how to proactively manage and reduce absence levels in your business? The course looks at return to work interviews and drivers of absence which should help you to reduce the amount of absence in your business.

This Managing Absence training course is delivered as a scheduled open online training course or in-house just for your business. We deliver the course as a face to face course and a live virtual online course.

Managing Absence
Interactive Sessions
We'll show you how to put the skills from your Managing Absence course into practice
Practical Tools
Gain a set of tools to help proactively manage attendance and effectively manage absence
Always Engaging
Our training courses have been designed to be interactive and engaging, no matter how you attend

Managing Absence Course – Details

Course Aim

In this Managing Absence Training Course, we look at Managing Attendance rather than absence. This means being proactive when managing sickness.

It’s reported that ill health costs the UK economy in excess of £100 billion per year. Paying sick pay, loss of productivity, covering long term sick and recruitment costs all add up.

Most sickness is genuine where the people need to take time off; however, some sickness may not be all of that genuine. It seems easier and easier to get a sick note today, in fact, some websites even sell them. Why do people want to take time off work when they aren’t genuinely sick? Declined holidays, bullying and lack of motivation are just a few reasons.

Many organisations deal with sickness after it happens using return to work interviews and their sickness policy, but is there another approach?

The session is very interactive with lots of discussions, role-play scenarios and an action planning session.

Course Objectives

By attending this Managing Absence Training Course you will:

  • Understand the importance of managing attendance
  • Recognise the causes of absence
  • Clarify the role of the line manager in managing absence
  • Recognise the signs that may indicate intended absence
  • Be familiar with the policy and process.

Course Content

Here’s what we cover in our managing absence training course:

Why Manage Attendance?

  • What is Managing Attendance?
  • What are the benefits?

Cause and Effect

  • What are the typical causes of people calling in sick?
  • How to spot the tell-tale signs?
  • Is it you causing them to be sick?

Adapting Your Leadership Approach

  • How using the incorrect leadership approach cause people to want to call in sick?
  • Keeping people motivated

The Absence Process

  • Looking at a typical absence management process
  • Looking at your absence management process

Return to Work Interviews

  • Why are they important?
  • Getting them right
  • Skills Practice

When you bring this course in-house, the content above can be tweaked and changed to meet the needs of your team.

Download the Course Brochure

Download a copy of our managing absence training course brochure below.

Who Should Attend our Managing Absence Training Course?

This managing absence training course is for leaders, managers and business owners who have line management responsibilities.

If you want to:

  • Reduce absence in your team or business
  • Understand why absence occurs and how to combat it
  • Have a clear process for dealing with absence
  • Have people question whether they should call in sick
  • Hold more effective return to work interviews
  • Have a better approach to managing absence

Then this managing absence course is for you.

The course is suitable for people of all levels and in all roles and industries.

Online Training Courses

A 1 day online live virtual training course with one of our highly experienced managing absence trainers. You also get:

  • A highly interactive online experience
  • Access to MyRevolution Learning to retain access to your materials and stay in touch with your trainer
  • A digital copy of the course materials from the course
  • A digital course certificate

In-Person & Online In-House

A 1 day training course with one of our highly experienced trainers at your location. You also get

  • Course materials for each delegate to take away
  • A course certificate
  • Reporting on delegate evaluation
  • Free access to our eLearning training courses to keep your skills up-to-date
  • Access to MyRevolution Learning to retain access to your materials and stay in touch with your trainer

Our managing absence courses are delivered by our friendly and highly experienced trainers. We live and breathe what we talk about in these sessions as we use most of the tools and techniques ourselves on a daily bases and bring this real-world experience into the session and the examples that we use.

Managing attendance is a more proactive approach in that you are looking at ways to stop absence from happening before it happens. Managing absence is the reactive part of the process that happens after absence occurs

We’ll provide you with the tools and approaches to make this happen. Providing you do the work afterwards and put the skills into practice, then you should see a reduction in absence

Firstly, because they are genuinely ill. Your process needs to determine if this was the case. But, if people are demotivated, not engaged, influenced or they just think they can get away with it, people will call in sick when they are not ill. This is why managing absence and attendance is so important.

Yes. We have lots of articles about managing absence in the performance management section of our blog.

Open Online Course

Our Online Managing Absence course is an interactive live virtual course. The content remains the same but the delivery and approach has been re-imagined for the virtual environment. Our online training courses are delivered by Zoom.

In-House Delivery

We can also deliver this Managing Absence course just for your organisation. We can do this in-person at your office or a location of your choice or as a live virtual training course. We can deliver this via Zoom, Teams, Webex or any other platform that you are currently using and comfortable with.

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Course Delivery Methods

Here’s how we deliver our Managing Absence Training Course. Click an option to see the full details.

Join our live online virtual Managing Absence training course from work or home for an interactive online learning experience.

1 Delegate
£215.00 + VAT
2 Delegates
£204.25 + VAT
3 + Delegates
£182.75 + VAT

Price per delegate includes multiple person discounts. Group booking price only applicable when delegates book onto the same course date.

Bring this Managing Absence training course in-house and train your team together at the same time.

  • Delivered online or in person at your business premises
  • Course content can be tailored to your specific requirements

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