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Absence Management Masterclass

The myHRdept Absence Management Masterclass is for developing and experienced people managers who would like to improve their knowledge of managing absence and attendance in the workplace. Understand how to recognise and deal with problem absence, manage attendance and long-term sickness absence through an in-depth look at some practical scenarios.


LEGAL FOCUS: Why should we do this training?

Training people managers to follow the correct absence management processes is key to reducing the risk of discrimination claims. Aside from the legal reasons, good absence management reduces absence, relieves pressure on colleagues who would otherwise have to cover, and saves costs.

Who is this Absence Management Training for?

  • Developing and experienced people managers

Overview of the myHRdept Absence Management Masterclass

Our team of experienced HR experts will take managers through a deep dive on everything related to absence management, building knowledge on how to deal with absence and attendance issues both formally and informally and when to involve HR in the process.

We will discuss the causes of staff absence and consider the costs and impact on businesses, using objective measures to set reasonable expectations and calculate attendance. Our team will provide the knowledge and the know-how, taking managers through the relevant laws and HR policies, that affect the absence management process.

Our team will coach managers on how to recognise and assess the differences between absence and attendance issues and provide structured guidance on holding both formal and informal absence meetings for a range of issues.

Through practicing several absence management scenarios in a classroom environment and developing managers absence management capability; this myHRdept workshop will help organisations reduce the impact of absence, manage the risk of costly tribunal claims and increase people-manager confidence to effectively manage their people.

Our no-nonsense approach to training ensures that we focus on the things that really matter and that will add most value to participants. Our training is based on our learnings from 20+ years of HR outsourcing, and from supporting the managers of hundreds of SMEs, as well as some of the world’s largest companies.

Delivery of Absence Management Training

Tutors (across the programme) include practicing HR staff with substantial experience of supporting people-managers, an ex-Coca-Cola HR Director and a fully qualified HR solicitor.

Our preferred method of delivery is 1 X in-person half day workshops with 6 – 10 attendees. Workshops include practice of key skills – performance management, difficult conversations.

Workshops take place at our offices in Marlow, or client premises.

Post-Workshop Coaching Support for Absence Management Training

Attendees will additionally benefit from a post-programme half-hour 121 coaching session from a member of the myHRdept team, helping attendees achieve maximum benefit from the workshop by reinforcing their learning back in the workplace.

Pricing for Absence Management Training

Non myHRdept / JCHR clients: £1,500 + vat (£150 – £250 per head per session depending on numbers)

myHRdept /JCHR retained clients:25% discount. Available HR package support hours can be also be redeemed – 2.5 hours per attendee.

Maximum attendees

For maximum learning modules are limited to 10 attendees.

How to book?

Email enquiries@myHRdept, or call 01628 820515.

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