Training: Reduce Absence Permanently

A Practical Guide to Managing and Reducing Absence.

You get that phone call, “I won’t be in today”. The impact on you and the team is felt immediately but you feel trapped. Surely if they’re sick, they’re sick - there is nothing you can do about it?

Yes, people will be sick. We can’t eradicate unplanned absences completely, but we can reduce them.

How sick is too sick? What makes someone call in sick? When we explore these questions we can start to look at how to reduce the triggers for someone to make that call.

Knowledge is power, so understanding why people are absent is crucial to managing and reducing excessive absence. Individuals do have a number of statutory rights to time off which means that failing to understand these could result in an employment tribunal. When you know what people are entitled to, you can also set the limits and manage it.

What you’ll learn:

  • What really causes absence
  • How to improve attendance
  • How to investigate and manage absence
  • The role of the statement of Fitness for Work, Doctors reports and Occupational Health
  • How to access the support of Occupational Health

Equip your managers with the skills to reduce absence and avoid costly employment tribunals.

On-site Training


  • One Day - in-house, at your workplace
  • Maximum of 14 delegates
  • Interactive workshop
  • Plenty of opportunity to discuss your real life experiences and cases with our expert trainer

Call 01245 910 500

All prices are exclusive of VAT.

Photograph of Jenefer Livings

All our courses, whether live or recorded, are delivered by Jenefer Livings who has 20 years experience in HR, having designed and delivered training on the whole range of HR topics for organisations across industry sectors. As Jenefer also provides hands-on consultancy work with her clients she maintains an up to date knowledge and experience that shines through in her training.

With our in-person course we'll work through case studies and discuss real life examples to ensure your managers get learning relating to the types of cases they'll be dealing with.