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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.

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 ...
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Mar 15, 2022 3 min read

5 persistent misconceptions about absenteeism disproved

Some organisations see absenteeism as a complex issue. Others believe an absenteeism policy is costly in terms of time and money. Bart Teuwen, an absenteeism expert at Certimed...
Feb 22, 2022 4 min read

Just because someone turns up doesn’t mean they are in the right frame of mind to work

Motivation psychologist Maarten Vansteenkiste and absenteeism expert Bart Teuwen on presenteeism 2 out of 3 employees have worked while sick, according to a recent Mensura survey . Where...
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Feb 03, 2022 3 min read

The role of managers in an absence policy: “Start the dialogue and above all, be yourself”

As a manager, how can you contribute to your organisation’s absence policy? “Create an environment in which anything can be discussed,” says leadership coach Leon Vliegen, who supports...
Compassion fatigue
Dec 03, 2021 3 min read

Only 3 in 10 organisations have a proper absence policy

The majority of Belgian companies feel that the policy on absence from work has an impact on the absenteeism figures. However, only 3 out of 10 organisations put...
Stress and fear
Sep 22, 2021 3 min read

4 out of 10 Belgians say they are unable to discuss stress and workload with their employer

7 out of 10 Belgians feel comfortable initiating a conversation with their supervisor, figures from Mensura and Certimed show. However, not all topics are equally open for discussion...
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Aug 16, 2021 3 min read

Bart Teuwen: "Een controlearts sturen hoeft helemaal geen blijk van wantrouwen te zijn" - kopie

Reducing avoidable absenteeism - such as the grey variant - begins with a sound policy. Absentee meetings are an essential part of this. What is the purpose of...
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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