The role of line managers in absence management


Last Published  01 August 2012

Line managers are responsible for implementing the organisation's absence management policy on a daily basis. It is therefore important that they have the knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to carry out their role in the process, and understand when it is appropriate to involve other stakeholders. If they do not understand their role, they are unlikely to be able to follow the organisation's policy and practices, which could lead to inconsistency between managers - a potential problem for the organisation.

Tool aim
  • For line managers to understand the importance of their role in managing absence effectively.