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Absence management

Practical training courses that make a real difference

Acas absence policy training, helping reduce absence in the workplace, create an attendance culture and improve workplace productivity.

Absence | Creating an Attendance Culture

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Absence

Acas absence management training helps examine the issue of absence in the workplace while providing a framework for discovering the root cause of this absence. This training will provide supervisors, managers and HR professionals with the essential skills to investigate and manage instances of absence fairly. We will show you how to improve attendance levels and how to conduct effective return to work interviews.

Sickness and absenteeism costs organisations money and time and can potentially decrease workplace cohesion. Absence management approaches and absence training equips managers with the confidence to address absence head on, to have open conversations with employees and to communicate clear structures and policies which assess when absence is becoming an issue which needs to be dealt with.

We help managers and supervisors understand the personal issues that may lie at the heart of absence and we provide frameworks for exploring these issues in a fair and non-invasive manner. This training also examines the role of the Statement of Fitness to Work or 'fitnote'.

View Absence course details, dates and locations or enquire online.

Creating an Attendance Culture

Absence can cost an employer an average of eight days per employee each year. It is crucial that organisations minimise absence by creating an attendance culture within the workplace. Our training will show managers and supervisors how to communicate the impacts of absence and how to set out clear and fair absence management policies. Our training focuses on engaging with the employee and the wider workforce to ensure that there is an essential drive to succeed and that the value of day to day attendance is clearly communicated. This training will help stimulate engagement in the workplace, reduce absence levels and reduce the turnover of valuable staff.

View Creating an Attendance Culture course details, dates and locations or enquire online.

What our delegates say

"Very good informative course. Will help with best practice implementation."

HR Manager

"Very informative session - a lot of information learnt."

Commercial Team Leader

Tailored training

Acas can also tailor management training which we can deliver in your workplace.

You save time and money by training a group of managers at once and increase the relevancy to the needs of your organisation. An Acas expert will work with your managers or HR department to assess your needs and design a training programme tailored to your organisation. We can focus on specific policies, issues or human resources procedures you wish to address and we can help you to focus on individual solutions to management, communication or conflict areas in your workplace.

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