This course provides an in-depth overview and effective strategy on how to reduce and manage absence in your organisation. It takes you through an introduction and instructive guidelines on how to deal with different types of absence, using either disciplinary or incapacity procedures.
Procedures for managing absence due to misconduct and incapacity
Managers and employees need to understand how to respond to different types of absence and which procedures to use. Absence can be managed by either using disciplinary procedures or incapacity procedures.
Incapacity procedures apply where an employee is unable to attend work regularly and perform their duties according to the employment contract because of factors beyond their control and this has a negative impact on the business.
Persistent absence due to illness and/or factors beyond the employee’s control
This course deals with employees who are persistently and regularly absent from work for short periods of time, due to ongoing illness, disability or external factors beyond their control and are therefore unable to attend work regularly.
This course looks at the problem of absence without leave (AWOL) which is when an employee stays away from scheduled work without authorization or a good reason, but the employer believes they intend to return to work.