Managing Sickness Absence


This seminar is aimed at employers who are faced with a sickness absence problem.  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.  The seminar will provide approaches to the handling of sickness absence either as a capability or a misconduct issue.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • distinguish between types and causes of sickness absence
  • manage and measure sickness absence from work
  • draft an Absence Policy
  • understand the legal framework affecting the management of sickness absence
The seminar will last for 2.5 hours.
Location Date Spaces Book
Belfast Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 10:00am Fully booked but you can book a reserve space Book Now

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