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Absenteeism encompasses many aspects: from clear procedures on interview techniques to a culture of trust. On this page, you will discover inspiring visions, interviews with experts, practical blog posts, and honest testimonials about a sustainable, positive approach to absenteeism.

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Opinion
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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Opinion
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...
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Insight
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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Insight
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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Insight
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...
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Opinion
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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Opinion
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...
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Insight
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...

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