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Absence Management & Return to Work Interviews

Price: £125 + VAT
Duration: 3 Hours

Line managers are responsible for managing short term absence, and effective return to work interviews can assist the business in reducing absence levels

What will be covered?

  • Absenteeism: what is it and what causes it?
  • The legal framework
  • Benefits of an absence policy
  • Short-term sickness trigger points
  • Return to work interviews
    • Benefits
    • Preparing for the discussion
    • Conducting the interview
    • Follow-ups

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Managers at all levels
  • Anyone with responsibility for the work of others
  • HR Administrators

Outcome and benefits

  • Learn about the legal framework around absence
  • Understand the importance of a robust attendance policy
  • Understand the benefits and purpose of conducting return to work interviews
  • Plan and conduct a return to work interview

Course materials (included)

Delegates receive courseware to refer to throughout the course and as a refresher following the course


There are no pre-requisites for this programme.

Further courses that may be of interest:

  • Formal Disciplinary Processes – An Introduction
  • Equality Law – An Information Session
  • Underperformance and How to Manage It
  • Dignity at Work
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management