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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.

Absenteeism expert Bart Teuwen
Insight
Jun 06, 2024 2 min read

Ask Bart: “Who is responsible for the absenteeism policy in an organisation?”

More than 500,000 Belgians are currently at home due to long-term incapacity for work. And that figure seems to just continue to rise. Despite this, there are still...
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Bart Teuwen Managing Director at Certimed
Katleen Jacobs SD Worx
Insight
May 30, 2024 4 min read

The real impact of absenteeism? Calculate your direct and indirect absence costs

Over 1,500 euros per employee per year: that is how much absenteeism costs an average Belgian company in non-performing hours. And this does not take into account replacement costs, colleagues having to work overtime or dissatisfied clients. Katleen Jacobs of...
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Bart Teuwen Managing Director at Certimed
War for talent
May 03, 2024 2 min read

How do you keep building a sustainable, positive absenteeism policy?

Your absenteeism policy is not a defined project. Even after implementation, it requires regular evaluation and adjustment. Only then will you guarantee lower absenteeism rates in the long...
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Apr 29, 2024 2 min read

Ask Bart: ‘Fake sick notes for sale online: what now?’

Fake sick notes that look real: they’ve been making the rounds on the internet lately. Bart Teuwen, our absenteeism expert, took the test himself and signed himself off...
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Bart Teuwen Managing Director at Certimed
Geluk Eva
Insight
Mar 22, 2024 4 min read

Reintegration after burnout: neutral facilitator is the vital link in the chain

Half of those affected by burnout fear relapsing and almost one quarter do. But why? With Mensura as a partner, Antwerp Management School (AMS) investigated what could be...
Ludo Verstraete
Opinion
Mar 21, 2024 4 min read

Appreciation and absenteeism: more pats on the back, fewer bonuses

When Ludo Verstraete retired from his position as the HR Director at funeral specialist DELA, he immersed himself in the wonderful world of workplace appreciation. He compiled those...
Geluk Eva
Opinion
Feb 13, 2024 1 min read

"Tackling burnout early? Then also supervise executives"

The federal government wants up to 1,650 workers with early symptoms of burnout to receive free counselling each year. To this end, it is releasing EUR 6 million...
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Opinion
Dec 01, 2023 2 min read

“New reintegration proposals lack focus and coherence”

Absenteeism expert Bart Teuwen fears that the multitude of initiatives around reintegration is too disjointed and at least partly misses the mark in terms of content. Additional support...
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Bart Teuwen Managing Director at Certimed
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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