For employers in any industry, the direct and indirect costs associated with employee absences can be staggering. This online certificate includes five required courses that will outline various strategic approaches to managing employee absence. Analyze the various reasons employees miss work, as well as how absenteeism and presenteeism affect organizational productivity. Then learn how to design a comprehensive leave program for employees while maintaining compliance the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Benefits of Earning Your Certificate

After successfully earning your Certificate in Absence Management, you will be able to:

  • Explain the direct and indirect costs associated with employee absences
  • Identify how various job-protected and/or paid leave programs influence whether or not an employee will come to work when ill, injured, or distracted
  • Describe the different types of leave programs and plans that employers can offer and how they may intersect
  • Explain the compliance requirements set forth in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other federal laws
  • Describe how short-term and long-term disability plans may be designed, funded, and administered.

Who Should Enroll

The Certificate in Absence Management is best suited for:

  • Benefits and human resources professionals
  • Leave program administrators
  • Professional service providers, including TPAs, consultants and attorneys, new to the employee benefits industry
  • Experience benefits professionals that are new to administering leave programs.

Following the successful completion of an online certificate, students will be able to apply their knowledge in the field and gain valuable experience. Students will also be well-prepared to further apply their learning by attending face-to-face International Foundation programs and earning their Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation.

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