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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.

Ludo Verstraete
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
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...
Bart Teuwen 7
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...
Bart Teuwen 3
Bart Teuwen Managing Director at Certimed
Sandra Peeters profielfoto
Nov 16, 2023 6 min read

The menopause and absenteeism: a transition in and beyond the workplace

The menopause affects every woman differently. Some women also feel the impact of the menopause in the workplace. Career coach Sandra Peeters supports employees in their professional lives...
Christel Schabon 3
Christel Schabon Absenteeism expert
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
Foto Bart
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...
Bart Teuwen 7
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...
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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