AWOL, Absence, and Capability Dismissals
Thursday 13th December, 09:00 - 16:00
From only £149 + VAT : Full day of training, including lunch, template document pack, and optional post-course HR support.
Estimated to annually cost £554.00 per employee, absence is a cost to the business. Business owners and line managers are increasingly having to deal with more complex cases.
This highly practical course covers many aspects of absence and deals with some of the more complex scenarios and how to manage dismissals fairly on the grounds of capability.
We will discuss:
- How to manage employees who are absent without leave (AWOL)
- What a statement of fitness for work is and what the employer can and can’t do
- How to communicate with and respond to staff who are absent from work
- Access to medical records and how to deal with a request
- How to achieve focussed medical reports including what to ask the medical professionals
- How to hold a capability meeting and how to conduct it
- Dismissing an employee due to long term and / or short term absence
- How to deal with stress, anxiety and depression related absences
- How to manage disability related absences and consider reasonable adjustments
We will work through case studies based on real-life examples to help you make the right decisions in these difficult situations
FREE document template pack included
Slash the time taken by your everyday HR tasks and guard against the risk of poorly drafted documents by using our bang-up-to-date template pack. Prepared by the experts from LoatesHR, these fully editable Word document files will save you hours of research and typing pain.
- Attendance management policy
- Performance improvement plan
- Access to medical records consent form
- Letter to GP / Occupational Health requesting medical report
Optional post-course HR support
The ‘course+support’ fee also includes up to 2 hours of email or phone support, valid for up to 6 months after your training.
On your return to the workplace, we’ll help you become confident in using your training to solve real world problems by providing you with a support hotline so that you have a sounding board to check your thinking until you’re fully up to speed. A team of 5 experienced and qualified HR consultants will be on-hand to help you.
FREE lunch & refreshments included
We’ve got some great local catering establishments nearby, so lunch from one of these is included in your course fee. And there will be tea, coffee, and cold drinks available on tap throughout the day. We’re happy to do everything we can to accommodate any particular dietary or other requirements, so please let us know of these in advance.
No-quibble money-back guarantee
We’re so confident about the quality of our courses, and the business value that they provide, that we offer a no-quibble money-back guarantee. If you don’t think the training was worth it, we’ll give you your money back. No fuss, no debates, no arguments. Just ask. Simple as that.
Your trainer Sarah Loates is a highly qualified HR practitioner, with over 20 years of experience dealing with HR and employment law issues, within both owner managed SMEs and large multinational corporations. In addition to delivering training, she also continues to provide client advice on more complex HR cases.
As a result, she is able to bring theory to life with numerous interesting real-world examples, and show you the best ways to effectively deal with the types of tricky HR and employment law issues that you’re actually likely to face in practice. And since Sarah is a current CIPD trainer, and has also taught at several local universities, she knows how to deliver engaging courses that fully involve participants through practical exercises, case studies, and Q&A sessions. No ‘death by PowerPoint’ here
Since you will be taught in small friendly groups in a relaxed environment, this course also provides the opportunity to network and share experiences with like-minded business professionals from a variety of other industry backgrounds.
This course will take place in our in-house training room, at our offices in Derby city centre.