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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.

Leon Vliegen
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...
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May 27, 2021 3 min read

Not all absenteeism is alike: these factors play a role

Sooner or later, everyone falls out of the running due to illness or an accident. It goes without saying that the only options are recovery, rehabilitation or letting...
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May 26, 2021 3 min read

The project plan: the guideline for developing a sustainable positive absenteeism policy over time

Getting a grip on absenteeism starts with a choice to work hard and continue the efforts. Build your positive absenteeism policy layer by layer to ensure it is tailor-made. Knowing where you are today, where you can grow and what...
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May 20, 2021 4 min read

8 in 10 employees willing to ‘do some work’ during absence

Mensura and Certimed figures show that both employers (44%) and employees (64%) consider absenteeism to be disruptive. Especially worth noting is that a large number of employees are...
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May 11, 2021 2 min read

Employers can be absent too: 5 rules of thumb to avoid falling into employer absenteeism

Do you expect your employees to choose employability over absenteeism? Then you must make an effort to make that happen too. Your attitude as an employer has a...

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