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1/2 DAY VIRTUAL COURSE: Managing Sick Leave and Reducing Absenteeism

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

All pricing includes GST.

Virtual Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $337.00
  • Non-member = $407.00

This half-day course is limited to 25 attendees and will be delivered online via Zoom.

Sick leave entitlements have increased under minimum legislation. High rates of sick leave and absenteeism are costly and disruptive for New Zealand employers.

This half-day course will introduce you to initiatives that reduce absenteeism and guide you on how to support staff and manage medical incapacity.

Course Overview

In this live and virtual half day course, discover how to reduce absenteeism, support staff returning from sick leave, and manage medical incapacity.

This course will focus on how to dramatically reduce absenteeism by addressing factors that contribute to sick leave, like bullying and stress.

We will discuss how to deal with suspected ‘sickies’ and abuse of sick leave. Find out how to engage in ‘carefrontation’ with staff to reduce absenteeism.

Our employment lawyer will guide you on best practice for supporting staff on their return to work. We will respond to health and safety queries: When can you require a staff member to take sick leave? How can you comply with health and safety during COVID-19?

If extended sick leave is disrupting your workplace, find out how to follow proper processes for terminating for medical retirement or medical incapacity, with case law for guidance.

In this practical course, find out how to follow best practice, so you can communicate with absent staff, seek medical information, and support their return to work.

What to expect

Join our experienced employment law presenter Julia Shallcrass on this half day course that focuses on how to reduce absenteeism and manage sick leave and medical incapacity.

Attendees will receive a digital workbook, with activities and guidance on managing sick leave entitlements. This course involves Q&A and activities for you to discuss in small groups. We will explore case law and case studies to show you how to deal with real issues and reduce absenteeism.

Who is this course for?

This course is suited to HR professionals, people managers, and business owners who wish to manage sick leave and reduce absenteeism.

It is useful for anyone who wants to improve the management of sick leave and reduce absenteeism in the workplace.

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 12:00pm Monday 12 September.

Facilitated by Julia Shallcrass - Kiwiboss

As founder of KiwiBoss, Julia Shallcrass is an employment lawyer with expertise in upskilling HR professionals to create high-performing workplaces. Julia is part of the KiwiBoss team that facilitates inhouse training throughout New Zealand. Julia presents practical and engaging virtual courses through HRNZ, Engineering NZ and Business South to help HR professionals and people managers comply with the law and improve team performance. She regularly presents webinars through CCH Learning. Through her 4-week online course “Leader’s Guide to Performance Management”, Julia develops team leaders and managers to improve team results. Julia is an employment columnist for the NZ Herald.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.