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The absenteeism charter

Absence can no longer just be considered an HR matter. It is time for a broader view. This is why we at Mensura and Certimed entered into discussion. With experts, employers, HR managers and employees. Based on the absenteeism charter, we developed a sustainable and positive absenteeism policy.

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Our growth model for a positive absenteeism approach

A sustainable and positive absenteeism policy – with a culture of trust that maintains everyone at a level of employability – requires time and individual effort. There are different levels you must achieve in a certain chronological order.

Discover the 4 phases of our growth model
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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...
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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...
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 ...

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Our 4 pillars for a tailor-made approach

At Mensura and Certimed we offer a total approach for sustainable positive absenteeism policy.