Absence Management Training

Session Overview
Our workforce is our greatest asset, then why do we allow our managers to waste so much money? Many people have genuine absence but at an average of 8.4 absence days per person per year it is costing industry millions.

This session will help you understand a variety of situations and how to manage them in the fairest way.

Who’s it For?

  • Line Managers whose teams feature a number of members with poor attendance.

  • Human Resource personnel who support Line Management to manage high levels of long or short term absence.


What’s Covered?

Absence Management

  • How to properly report absence following the correct procedures. What your procedures are and ensuring they are fully understood. 

  • Understand fit notes, what they are, how they work and what they mean for business and absence. 

  • Employees return to work, how to conduct a return to work correctly, what this means for you. 

  • What is sick pay, your employee's entitlement, regulations and making sure you are paying sick pay correctly. 

The Law

  • Setting up an absence policy and implementing it. Understand what an absence policy means for you, your employees and your business. 

  • Gaining Doctors reports, what they are, how employees can obtain them, when they are needed and what they mean for you. 

  • Stress, what is it, how it impacts different people, how you can support your team and ways it may affect you and your business. 

  • Dismissal due to ill health. What counts as ill health, procedure that leads to dismissal, correct procedures for dismissal due to ill health. 

  • Linking to the disciplinary process. Making sure you understand the entire disciplinary process and how to implement it effectively. 

Managing Trends​

  • Methods of measuring. 

  • Return to work interviews, what are they, how they work, effectively using them. 

  • Trigger levels – Bradford Factor. Understand trigger levels and be able to assess confidently. 

  • The benefit of using Employee Assistance Programmes. Understand what the EAP is, how it works and how it affects you and your business 

Putting It All Into Practice

  • Using realistic scenarios, participants will have the chance to discuss their own situations and “ask the expert” for advice on their key issues. 

  • Action-planning for the future. 

Session Benefits

  • A clear understanding of different instances of absence and how to manage them.

  • Clarity on the legal standing of various absences and how to uphold this within your organisation. 


Date & Venue
Date will be agreed once booking has been confirmed.
This training course can be run at your premises or we can provide a training venue.

Contact Details
For more information and costs please contact us on 0345 4599710  or email admin@pvhr.com