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Oct 10, 2014

Leave And Absenteeism - Effective Control

15 - 16 October 2014

MEF Petaling Jaya, Selangor

9:000 am – 5:00pm


Absence of employees from work affects productivity of an organisation and is a burden to employers. The absence of employees from work would upset working schedules and affect the morale of other employees in the organisation. It can also cause conflicts and adversely affect human relations in employment.

Absenteeism may be managed and controlled. In order to manage and control absenteeism effectively, employers have to determine the reasons for the employees’ absence. The management must initiate action to prevent or at least minimise absenteeism through the various control measures.


The objective of this course is to study :

(i) The nature of absenteeism.

(ii) The causes of absenteeism

(iii) The nature, extent, and effectiveness of the various absenteeism control measures

The absenteeism control measures practiced by the employers are targeted on employees who are abusing the work system and facilities available in employment. It should be undertaken in such a manner that it would not penalise employees who are absent with genuine reasons or reasonable excuses.

The course should be able to assist the employers to make decision in the choice of absence control measures to prevent or minimise absenteeism to overcome the problems caused by absenteeism in employment

Topics Covered

Part I - Managing Leave

  · What is Leave?

  · The Right To Take Leave

  · Applying & Approval Of Leave

  · Annual Leave Entitlement

  · Sick Leave Entitlement

  · Abuse Of Sick Leave

Part II - Managing Absenteeism

  · Provisions in ea 1955 relating to absence

  · Absence on medical grounds

  · Absence due to detention by police

  · Absence due to strike

  · Absence causing frustration of contract

Part III - Absenteeism Control Measures

  · Absence control programme

  · Preventive measures

  · Awareness programme

  · Health care programme

  · Addiction in the workplace

  · Procedure for supervisors and managers
  · Work organization

  · Good attendance schemes

  · Flexitime

  · Measuring absence

  · Costs of absence

  · Setting norms

  · Responsibility for action

Action programmes including Disciplinary Procedures Dismissal

Target Audience

All personnels involved in handling human resourse/industrial relations functions.


Goh Seng Wing is a Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations with Malaysian Employers Federation. He has extensive experience in the interpretation of the employment law in Malaysia. A former Deputy Director General of Labour, Semenanjung Malaysia, and a former Senior Director, Department of Industrial Relations, Malaysia.

Course Fees

• RM750 per participant, inclusive of course materials, refreshments and lunch. Discount of RM150 for MEF members.

For registration form: CLICK HERE

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