Managing Absence

Published on 11 October 2022

Description - In-Person Event

Sickness absence from work is a problem for many organisations and can affect productivity, morale and flexibility.  It can also be a burden on management time and a significant cost to the organisation through downtime, sickness payments, paying temporary replacement staff and overtime payments to cover absent employees.  This seminar will provide you with best practice skills and techniques to confidently and effectively manage sickness absence in the workplace.

Who should attend

The seminar will be relevant to anyone who has an interest in, or the potential to be involved in managing sickness absence.  This includes human resource practitioners, trade union representatives, line managers, supervisors, team leaders, employee representatives or employers.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this seminar participants will know:

  • How to manage and measure sickness absence from work.
  • How to draft an Absence Policy.
  • Why return to work interviews are so important.
  • Why short term and long term absence are different and must be dealt with in different ways.
  • What has happened recently in respect of holiday entitlement and sickness absence.

Date and Time:  Wednesday 8th February 2023 (10.30am – approx. 12.30pm).

Event Details


Labour Relations Agency - Regional Office
3rd Floor, Richmond Chambers
The Diamond
Derry/Londonderry BT48 6HN
United Kingdom

This event has already taken place.