Managing Sickness Absence

An online short course on how to manage sickness absence fairly and effectively

Key Learning Points:

  • Handle sickness absence fairly and effectively in the team
  • Support the person experiencing sickness absence
  • Identify when sickness absence is causing performance concerns
  • Handle performance concerns appropriately
  • Manage long term sickness absence effectively
Managing Sickness Absence
Managing Sickness Absence
Managing Sickness Absence
Managing Sickness Absence
Managing Sickness Absence
Managing Sickness Absence
Managing Sickness Absence

Course Overview

Sickness absence affects most employees and teams at one time or another. Managers need to be able to manage it effectively, especially when absence is prolonged or very regular.

Our Managing Sickness Absence course helps managers to handle sickness absence in a fair manner, identifying when it is causing performance issues and knowing what steps to take to support their staff.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 25 minutes
  • Available for translation

    Cost effective solutions exist for 70+ languages.
  • Part of our Performance suite
  • Skills-based performance management eLearning
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements
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The Assessment

Assessment questions feature in each topic. A pass mark of 80% will be required to complete the course.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them.

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2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits.

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10 29 / per learner
11 - 20 25 / per learner
21 - 50 20 / per learner
51 - 100 15 / per learner
101 - 150 10 / per learner
150+ POA

Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100 30 / per learner
101 - 200 25 / per learner
201 - 300 21 / per learner
301 - 400 18 / per learner
401 - 500 15 / per learner
501 - 750 12.50 / per learner
751 - 1000 10 / per learner
1001 - 2500 8 / per learner
2501 - 5000 6 / per learner
5000 - 10,000 5 / per learner
10,000 + POA
Included Features
  • All courses in our catalogue
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Astute eLearning Platform
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support

Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

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The Importance of Sickness Absence Management Training

Sickness absence is a fact of working life, and one of sickness absence management's main purposes is to properly support people who are away from work or who have just returned. It is also a way to ensure the absence does not damage business.

Absence, especially if it is regular or prolonged, can have an effect on the productivity of the team and organisation as a whole. This has to be managed with great sensitivity and fairness to everyone involved. Managers who have received training is this area may be more likely to handle the situation effectively and ensure a good outcome.

The Importance of Sickness Absence Management Training


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

Why is managing sickness absence important?
Managing sickness absence is important to support the person who is absent and to make sure their leave does not adversely affect their colleagues. A good sickness absence management policy ensures all parties are appropriately supported and excessive or long-term absence is appropriately handled.
How do you deal with an absent employee?
When an employee is absent, their employer must be sure to support them appropriately. Absences should be logged for all employees so if there is something deeper going on, this can be addressed quickly and effectively. Many organisations find it useful to have an employee attendance policy.
How do you support other people in a team with long-term absence?
When there is long-term absence in a team, the other employees may be faced with extra workloads to cover. Managers play a key role in making sure nobody is overwhelmed and everyone has appropriate support. The first step is by communicating honestly with all affected employees and planning for where issues may occur.

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