Employee Absenteeism


The employee absenteeism training course is a practical introduction to this often overlooked business area.

Filled with insights and practical measurement techniques, this flexible training course explores all core areas covering all topics that an audience will need to be understood.

Practical, informative, and instantly available.

Your perfect solution to virtually any delivery opportunity: full-day corporate courses, one-to-one coaching sessions, team training workshops, ongoing professional development sessions, and so much more.

Why you will love this product:

  • Product: Instantly Available.
  • Customization: Fully Editable.
  • Branding: Rebrand As Your Own.
  • Audience: Suitable For All Employees.
  • Duration: Full Day.
  • Experience: No Experience Required.

Employee Absenteeism

Employee absenteeism is the failure of employees not to come to work when they should be at work.

Let’s face facts from the outset, the costs associated with employee absenteeism are:

  • Decrease in productivity.
  • Higher administrative costs.
  • Increased financial costs.

And, there are three leading causes of employee absenteeism:


  • Poor working conditions.
  • Workplace accidents.
  • Ineffective leadership and management structures.


  • Work-related stress (role and task-related).
  • Workload either too high or too small.
  • Low morale and job satisfaction.
  • Boredom.


  • Poor physical fitness.
  • Poor nutrition.
  • History of illness.
  • Personal Problems (financial, emotional).

Even though employee absenteeism confronts most organizations every day, most companies remain unsure how to tackle employee absenteeism in any structured sense.

We believe that companies and staff need road maps to tackle absenteeism at scale. Practically applying solutions will also eventually reduce the negative costs of absenteeism on the organization.

Oak Innovation is pleased to provide this off-the-shelf and customizable training that you can now use to instruct your learners on employee absenteeism.

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Course Description

Even the most successful companies, can experience the challenges caused by employee absenteeism. In fact, across every business function, absenteeism can drive issues within an organization.

This one-day training course focuses on how to build an understanding of employee absenteeism by fostering a heightened awareness of the main challenges. From this course, learners will better understand the types of absenteeism that exist and the costs of not tackling absenteeism within companies.

In particular, this customizable training material will meet the challenges faced by line staff, human resource professionals, general managers, and senior executives who are looking to advance their understanding of employee absenteeism.

Designed to be accessible for all categories of employees, learners better understand whether an absenteeism problem exists in their company or not. And, through engaging training material, discussion, and exercises, learners will also be able to describe how to measure absence and turnover and be able to put in place an effective Attendance Management Program.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the types of absenteeism.
  • Understand the costs of not tackling absenteeism.
  • Identify whether an absenteeism problem exists
  • Describe how to measure absence and turnover.
  • Put in place an effective Attendance Management Program.

Course Overview

These are the 4 key sections of this training course.

1. Understanding absenteeism
All organizations face absenteeism every day – whether it is a staff member missing a few hours, a team suffering from burnout, or staff that may be out long-term, absenteeism is a challenge that we all can face.

Absenteeism affects everyone and if individuals need to develop a more robust awareness of how to measure and manage absenteeism. In addition, learning about employee absenteeism provides a great opportunity to develop business skills to better meet organizational objectives. This section will:

  • Promote a greater understanding of absenteeism.
  • Focus attention on what is absenteeism.
  • Explore the costs involved.
  • Discuss the different types and causes of employee absenteeism.

2. Do you have an absenteeism problem?
Throughout the course, participants will have short exercises to complete, that maximize the skills covered in the course. Course exercises are based on real business situations and will help participants to identify whether they have an absenteeism problem, or not.

3. How to measure employee absenteeism
Measurement is a big deal.

Not only is it the best way to find out what is really going on.

But, it’s really the only way to plan solutions that will work.

With that in mind, this section of the training provides a smarter way to view absenteeism and measurement within companies.

4. How to manage employee absenteeism
Managing the way a company responds to absenteeism and the organization’s ability to effectively tackle is essential for a business to be successful.  It’s not just what gets measured that matters but also how the company responds to absenteeism that really counts.

As a result, this section of the training focuses on:

  • Employee handbooks.
  • Attendance policies.
  • Training.
  • Coaching.
  • The role of corrective action.

Note: Employee absenteeism initiatives can be further supported by training on employee motivation skills and stress management skills.

Who Needs To Understand Employee Absenteeism?

  • Senior management that wants to strengthen their relationships with staff.
  • Managers, supervisors, and team leaders need to know more about employee absenteeism to lead, manage and motivate their teams.
  • Administrative, support staff, and line staff that needs these skills to maximize their engagement and participation within the organization.
  • HR professionals need these skills to meet the needs of the departments that they support.
  • Project managers need these skills to create more engagement and collaboration with their teams.
  • Organizational development professionals need these skills to secure relationships and participation from all functions within the organization.
  • Consultants and independent contractors who are being asked to play a role in organizational initiatives.

What You Get

  • A 42 Page Participant Manual
  • 49 Customizable PowerPoint Slides
  • Training Games And Training Icebreakers
  • A Course Advertorial
  • Eight Pre-written Expert Training Guides
  • Customizable Exercises And Tests
  • Further Reading Lists

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