Whilst, some work absence is unavoidable - personal motivation and job satisfaction amongst your employees plays an important role in minimising short term absences.

Find out more about absence management through our reports, factsheets and guides on absenteeism and its causes. We also provide guidance on managing long-term illness, returning to work, fit notes and sick pay.

 

Factsheets

Regularly-updated factsheets provide overviews and information on a topic

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Factsheets
Absence measurement and management
Learn how to measure sickness absence, the main components of an absence policy, and how to address short- and long-term absence in an organisation.

Guides

Designed for practitioners, our guides provide recommendations and advice on how to apply good practice in the workplace.

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Guides
Managing and supporting employees with long-term health conditions
Practical advice and guiding principles for effective support
Guides
People manager guide: Managing and supporting employees with long-term health conditions
Practical advice and guiding principles for effective support
Guides
People manager guide: Managing a return to work after long-term absence
Practical guidance to effectively manage and support an employee’s return to work after long-term sickness absence
Guides
Managing a return to work after long-term absence: Guidance for people professionals
Practical guidance to effectively oversee and support an employee’s return to work after long-term sickness absence
Guides
People manager guide: Managing short-term absence
How managers can help an employee return to work after short-term absence
Guides
Managing drug and alcohol misuse at work
Practical advice for employers on managing and preventing drug and alcohol misuse at work
Guides
Drug and alcohol misuse at work: Guide for people managers
Guidance for managers on providing support and dealing with disclosures
For Members

Thought leadership

Insight and foresight from our experts in people and the world of work

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Thought leadership
COVID-19 pandemic means employers urgently need to boost mental health support
Rachel Suff outlines CIPD’s latest report on health and wellbeing at work and how we can support employees, especially during the pandemic

Webinars

Webinar recordings providing expert guidance

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Webinars
Understanding the impact of long COVID
Watch our webinar and learn more about the impact of long COVID, how you can best support employees grappling with the condition and managing a return to work after a long absence

Bitesize research

Your regular overview of current research, inspiring insights and cutting-edge ideas in bitesize

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Bitesize research
Is the ‘fit note’ fit for purpose?
Explore whether the fit note has helped people back to work
For Members

CIPD Viewpoint

Our collected point of view on the key issues impacting work, from the perspective of employers and policy makers.

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CIPD Viewpoint
Employee health and wellbeing
Explore the CIPD’s point of view on health and wellbeing at work, including recommendations for employers

Learning

We offer a range of evidence-based courses tauilored to suit you and your needs.
Our Essential Insights courses are free as part of the CIPD membership.

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