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Managing Absence Training Resources


I am organising an " Improving Efficiency by Managing Absence" training course. I currently have some resources but they are a bit 'tired'. Does anyone have any ideas, exercises, handouts or resources or comments/thoughts on what may be included in this course.

2 Responses

  1. Mock-up calendar

    Hi Glenda

    You could give them a blank year planner and then give them a sheet of paper with all absences on for your ‘mock’ workforce. They should populate the year planner using this information and then suggest some conclusions from what they have done.

    Examples could include:

    • Someone who has only had 6 days sickness absence over the year, but it’s always a Friday or Monday
    • Someone who regularly has 2 or 3 days off
    • Someone who has had a fairly long single period of absence and returns to work as soon as their sick pay entitlement runs out.
    • Someone with a lot of sickness absence during pregnancy
    • Someone who has only had a couple of days sick, but it immediately follows a holiday
    • Someone on long term sickness absence

    etc etc

    Once they have inputted all the dates onto the planner, they should be able to see patterns and the ensuing discussion is around what they can/can’t/should do about it

  2. I like it

    Thanks Sue

    I like this – very participative and realistic – I could see this really working and producing some ‘healthy debate’ Thanks Glenda

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