Managing Absenteeism

Date:  12th April

Venue: Online

Time: 10am – 11.30am

Investment: €0

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Ruairi Guckian from GHR Consulting will be with us on the 12th of April for this workshop on Managing Absenteeism.

What is absenteeism? At its simplest, it’s when an employee is not physically present – though there is also the “presenteeism” of employees being physically present but not adequately focussed on their work. This could result from a lack or limit on paid sick time, or indeed worry at how their absence would be perceived. According to Professor Ciarán O’Boyle, of the Royal College Of surgeons, “researchers have found that presenteeism can cut individual productivity by one-third or more”!


However, let’s focus on the more conventional physical absence. Such absenteeism is a problem. Simply put – it’s a cost – whether or not you have paid sick time.

In this workshop, Ruairi will tell us about:

  • the creation of absenteeism policy
  • keeping track of employee absences
  • exploration of flexible working opportunities
  • workshops for burnout/stress

Ruairi is a highly experienced and qualified HR professional, with both national and international experience. Prior to setting up GHR Consulting, Ruairi worked in senior HR management roles in London and in Galway. Existing clients come from a variety of industries including Hospitality, Retail, Services, etc.


Ruairi is CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualified and has a B.Comm from NUIG, a Masters in Corporate Strategy and People Management & Development from NUIG, and a Post Grad in Human Resource Management from London Metropolitan University.


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