Managing Employee Absence Course

For HR Professionals, Line Managers, Team Leaders & Business Owners

Are you an HR professional, manager or business owner looking to manage employee absence effectively?

You may be facing absenteeism issues that are impacting your organisation and putting you at risk of legal consequences. With the EST HR Managing Employee Absence Course, you can learn the foundational knowledge and essential practical skills required for effective absence management.

Our one-day course is designed to help you understand how to reduce the business impact of absenteeism, investigate and manage employee absence fairly and in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. In this course, you will gain practical insights, tools, and strategies to manage both short-term and long-term absences, develop absence policies, conduct return-to-work interviews, and avoid discrimination.

At A Glance:

  • 1 Day
  • Max 12 delegates
  • In-person course
  • Public open course or bespoke in-house booking options
  • £225 + VAT per delegate

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Managing Employee Absence Course Overview

Understand the business impact of absence not being managed effectively

Our course helps you understand the risks and consequences associated with poorly managed absenteeism, including negative impacts on employee morale, productivity, and overall business performance.

Develop effective short and long-term absence processes

Our course will teach you the causes of short-term and long-term absences, how to identify patterns of absence and spot the early warning signs. 

Identify Internal & External Causes Of Absence

We will help you identify and manage the common causes and signs of absenteeism, such as sickness absence, stress, and family-related issues. We’ll also share tips and techniques on reducing and managing stress in the workplace.

Effectively manage the return to work process

We’ll show you how to effectively manage the return to work process with key tips and techniques, including the features of an effective interview to help employees reintegrate successfully.

Define what should be included in an absence policy

We will guide you through the development of effective absence policies that are tailored to your organisation’s needs.

Conduct and instigate an absence review

We’ll teach you how to conduct and instigate fair absence reviews that will help you identify issues, provide support, and promote positive employee relations. 

Avoid discrimination in absence management

We’ll teach you how to avoid discrimination when managing employee absence, ensuring that you comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

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Practical and Comprehensive Course Content

Our course content is designed to provide you with a practical approach to managing employee absence, including the discussion of case studies and scenarios, and plenty of opportunity for questions throughout. 

CPD Certified Courses

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a CPD accredited certificate that recognises your professional development and ongoing commitment to improving your HR skills and knowledge.

Experienced HR Professionals

Our trainers are experienced HR professionals who are committed to providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed.

Affordable and Convenient

Our courses are affordable and convenient, offering open in-person training options at various venues or a bespoke in-house training for your workplace. When a bespoke course is booked, training can be designed around an existing employee absence management procedure.


We offer a 20% discount to all EST HR Retainer clients and a 50% discount to exclusive courses with a minimum of 8 delegates or totalling £900 + VAT or more.

HR Essentials Training Programme

Our HR Essentials Programme covers key skills that are essential for effective HR management, including recruitment, performance management, employee relations, and legal compliance. It can be completed as a whole programme or individual modules.

Introduction To HR Course

This course provides a strong foundation for HR management by covering essential topics such as employment law, recruitment, performance management, employee relations, and legal compliance.

Employee Wellbeing Course

This course covers the importance of employee wellbeing and provides strategies for promoting wellbeing in the workplace, including techniques for managing stress, promoting work-life balance, and providing mental health support.

Conducting Investigations Course

This course covers the process of conducting investigations, including planning and conducting interviews, gathering and analysing evidence, and preparing a final report.

Managing Disciplinary & Grievance Course

This course provides an overview of disciplinary and grievance procedures and covers how to manage them effectively, including information on conducting investigations, managing hearings, and making fair decisions.

Dealing With Conflict & Having Difficult Conversations Course

Our course covers strategies for managing workplace conflict and having difficult conversations, including techniques for active listening, identifying the root cause of conflict, and developing win-win solutions.

Implementing & Managing Change Course

Our course covers the process of implementing and managing change in the workplace, including techniques for overcoming resistance, managing stakeholders, and communicating change effectively.

Managing Menopause Course

Our course covers the impact of menopause in the workplace and provides strategies for supporting employees going through menopause, including techniques for managing symptoms, providing support, and creating a supportive work environment.

Raising Awareness Of Equality, Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace Course

This course provides an overview of the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and covers how to raise awareness and promote diversity and inclusion within the organisation.
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Don't let absenteeism put your organisation at risk. Book a place on the EST HR Managing Employee Absence Course and start learning how to manage employee absence effectively.

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