Effective organisations ensure that they have appropriate systems in place to manage staff absence. Unplanned absences affect quality, productivity and overall organisational effectiveness. Unmanaged, such absences can become systemic within the organisation and extremely difficult to reverse.
It is possible, however, to improve absence rates and to minimise the impact that absence has by putting the effective policies and procedures in place. Policies and procedures alone though will not be enough; every manager within the organisation must feel confident and capable of dealing with absence in an appropriate and effective manner.
The aim of this module is to help you to understand the causes of absence, to monitor and control absence rates, but most importantly, to create a culture of attendance.