Understanding the importance of managing absence


Last Published  01 August 2012

There are a number of financial and non-financial implications of absence for organisations, and both an organisation and its employees have a stake in absence management.

Organisations therefore need to provide a balance of being supportive while at the same time minimising absence. It is essential that line managers understand the importance of this people-management task in order to implement organisational policies and practices.

Tool aim
  • For participants to understand why it is important to manage absence effectively.