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Managing Absence in the Workplace
September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The cost of sickness absence is estimated to cost UK employers £568.00 per employee (XpertHR, 2020). As we move out of the pandemic employers seek to find creative ways to support their workforce wellbeing, balancing this against the cost of absence to the business and its impact.
According to recent research “minor illnesses” account for over a quarter of all occurrences of sickness absence in 2020 (ONS, 2021). And it a widely held belief that short-term absences have the greatest impact on businesses, due to their unplanned nature and impact on fellow workers.
This 3-hour action planning workshop explores the legal pitfalls for employers to navigate absence, then rapidly moves on to share what employers must have in place to effectively manage this.
We explore the best practice tools available to managers, with a pack of supporting document templates to support implementation back in the business.
This is a highly interactive workshop so expect lots of discussion and sharing of best practice ideas, as we bring a whole new light to absence management in the 21st Century.
Who should attend this workshop?
This interactive workshop is for SME business owners, line managers, HR professionals or anyone that wishes to implement attendance management.
What will we cover?
- Attendance management – what is it and why do it?
- The legal landscape
- Managing employees with short-term intermittent absences
- Identifying patterns and underlying causes
- Best practice absence management, return to work interviews what can I ask?
- Absence and the role of occupational health and medical reports
- Mental health and absenteeism, how to support and manage this
- What outcomes can you expect from joining us?
After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
- Understand the legal background to manage absence
- Choose attendance management tools to utilise back in the business
- Produce a plan of action to support managing attendance within your workplace
Who’ll be presenting this webinar?
Sarah Loates is a Chartered HR Professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. She has provided HR advice, support and leadership to a wide range of sectors and business types, from private and family-owned businesses, to significant multinationals including E.ON. Sarah has a breadth of knowledge and her areas of expertise include employee relations, employment law and talent management.
This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Loates HR Training and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.