Practical Absence Management

An essential one-day seminar from and IRS shows HR
practitioners and line managers how to develop effective policies to reduce
lost time from work.

Practical Absence Management

This essential one-day seminar shows HR practitioners and line managers how
to develop effective policies to reduce lost time from work.

It tackles the employment law issues and sets out practical ways to deal
with the problem.

Absenteeism costs British business billions of pounds each year and can be
one of the most difficult problems to manage.

Studies show that absence rates vary between employers even in similar
sectors and regions.

The seminar demonstrates that absence is not always due to ill-health and
can be addressed in a fair and positive way.

You will look at the most common situations and will come away with the
skills and knowledge to manage absence effectively.

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The benefits to you and your organisation

After attending the seminar, you will be able to:

● Understand the legal issues relating to absence management
● Appreciate the common causes of of absenteeism
● Advise on the best way for your organisation to reduce time lost from

There will be particular emphasis on:

● The manager’s role in tackling absence
● How to engage in a preventative approach
● Relevant employment law
● Principles of effective management
● Absence management and employment protection
● Effective policy and procedure
● The different types of absence problems

Who should attend?

HR practitioners and line managers. Anyone with responsibility for dealing
with employment policy in an organisation.

In-Company Training

can run a specially tailored version of this seminar for your organisation.
Call Paul Gasowski on 020 7347 3592.


Setting the problem in context
Absence rates in different sectors
The cost to UK business
Common causes of absence
● Poor job fit
● Fitness for work
Addressing absence in a fair and positive way
● Communication and dialogue
● Framework
● Practical steps
● Pitfalls to avoid
● Monitoring
● Measurement
Long-term absence
● Replacement workers
● Permanent health insurance
● Effect on employee relations
● Lawful and fair dismissal
● Persistent short-term absence
● Discipline
● Lawful and fair dismissal
Disability discrimination
Pregnant workers
Developing absence-control procedures
● Monitoring
● Stages
● Penalties

All seminars come with comprehensive documentation, model policy statements
and a Certificate of Attendance.


Central London

22 June 2004

19 October 2004

£399 + VAT Public sector

£449 + VAT Private sector



9am – 4.30pm

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