Common problems in managing short-term absences


Last Published  01 August 2012

Managing short-term absences effectively is crucial for organisations as they represent a huge financial liability and are the most difficult type of absence to accommodate. It is vital that an absence management policy is in place in such cases.

This tool focuses on some specific problems that can be encountered in managing short-term absences and considers the most effective approaches that can be taken when communicating with employees about their absence.

Tool aim
  • To make participants aware of some of the common issues that managers face when dealing with short-term absences and review some of the ways to overcome them.