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Read more on absenteeism

Absenteeism encompasses many aspects, ranging from clear procedures on interview techniques to establishing a culture of trust. On this page, you will find inspiring expert views, practical articles and honest testimonials on absenteeism.

Reijer Pille bijgeknipt
Jul 14, 2023 7 min read

Belgium – the Netherlands: lessons on absenteeism that we can share with one another

With their sanctioning and reintegration policies, our northern neighbours are often regarded as a model country for absenteeism. How do things stand today? According to Dutch absenteeism experts...
INZ zetel kleiner bestand
Jul 06, 2023 4 min read

How social service provider IN-Z makes absenteeism a topic of conversation

IN-Z battles with high absence rates. A number of loose initiatives were unsuccessful, so the social service provider opted for a thorough absenteeism process. Communication lay at the...
Nathalie Vanaenrode
Nathalie Vanaenrode Absenteeism data expert
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Mar 23, 2023 2 min read

Opinion - Are fines for having too many staff on long-term sick leave a good idea?

Around 500 companies have received a formal notice letting them know they are employing too many people on long-term sick leave. As they have notably more staff on...
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Dec 14, 2022 1 min read

Develop a positive absenteeism approach that keeps everyone on board

For long-term absenteeism alone, the counter stands at almost half a million Belgians. Short- and medium-term absenteeism are also proving difficult to control. At the same time, only...
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Sep 22, 2022 3 min read

Tackling absenteeism: fewer half-measures, more multidisciplinary solutions

Would you start out on a mountain expedition with one less climber or fewer sherpas? ‘Impossible!’ … I hear you thinking. Unfortunately, working with incomplete teams is a...
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May 09, 2022 5 min read

Reintegration is an indispensable part of any absence and welfare policy

Reintegrating long-term absentees remains a sensitive issue within organisations' absence and welfare policies. Why is it so difficult to get employees back to work? And what are the...
Apr 27, 2022 2 min read

Optimise your absenteeism policy: this is how you go one step further in your sustainable approach

Combating absenteeism is not a temporary, fixed project. Your absenteeism policy must constantly be improved. This is the only way to keep the problem under control in the...
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Mar 31, 2022 3 min read

The 3 keys to a successful absenteeism policy

A targeted absenteeism policy not only reduces absenteeism, it also has a self-reinforcing and transformative effect. Bart Teuwen, absenteeism expert and Managing Director at Certimed, shares the ...
Absenteeism explained

Absenteeism explained

Which absenteeism figures should I monitor? How often is this necessary? What if an employee does not want to engage in an absence interview? In ‘Absenteeism explained’, our experts answer your most frequently asked questions about absenteeism.

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