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Absence and attendance management at work - further information and support

Absence and attendance management - related training

Acas run practical training courses to equip managers, supervisors and HR professionals with the necessary skills to deal with employment relations issues and to create more productive workplace environments.

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Absence management - Acas business solutions

We can visit your organisation to help you understand what needs to be done to address a range of issues related to absence and then work with you in your workplace to develop practical solutions. We are currently working with a large number of organisations to review their policy and procedures following the introduction of the Fitnote.

We are also frequently involved with improvement management skills in having difficult conversations and conducting return to work interviews. Find out more from our Health, wellbeing and managing attendance page.

Acas services

If you have any questions about the information you have found on our website, or you would like to discuss an employment relations issue with an experienced adviser you can call the Acas Helpline for free and confidential advice on 0300 123 1100.

We also have helpful modules on the Acas Model Workplace, which are free to access and use. Acas can also provide advisory services (see Health, wellbeing and managing attendance) and training on Absence in this area. If your organisation would benefit from more tailored business solutions, contact us through our Customer contact form.

Tools and resources

You can find a series of useful forms, letters and templates, including an word icon Absence record sheet [170kb] in our Managing staff section of the Useful templates for letters, forms and checklists.

Acas Helpline

Is absence dealt with effectively in your organisation? The Acas helpline can help you increase your understanding of absence management and make sure your policies follow best practice. Following the correct procedures can help you support your employees and reduce absence.

Call the Acas Helpline on 0300 123 1100 for free and impartial advice.

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