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Managing staff absence with confidence

Webinar, Webinar
Course Tutors
Samiyah Khair
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Target Audience
Business Managers / Deputy Headteachers / Headteachers / Office Managers / Personnel Officers/Assistants / Senior Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
HR Services / Leadership and Management
Event Description
This half-day webinar provides an overview of the key factors affecting long- and short-term sickness absence and an overview of the relationship with disability discrimination. This includes advice on how such absence can be managed effectively and proactively; and addressing it within return to work meetings.

Delegates will be prepared to discuss and share best practice, knowing that any specific examples discussed will remain confidential to the group.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the session, participants will:

  • understand the strategic importance of managing sickness absence

  • understand the most common reasons for short- and long-term sickness absence

  • be able to identify those long-term sickness cases which involve exposure to disability claims

  • have a clear structure for return to work meetings

  • have some quick wins for managing absence more strategically

Additional Information
Delegates should bring;
  • last year’s absence percentage
  • number of people currently hitting absence trigger points
  • number of people that will hit a trigger point with next absence
  • any other known sickness absence issues
Start Date
Thursday 4 June 2020
End Date
Thursday 4 June 2020
Closing Date
Wednesday 3 June 2020
09:30 - 12:30
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