How Mensura can help reduce preventable absenteeism

Each year, absenteeism rates and related costs are rising. Worker absences lead to loss of productivity, knowledge and experience. Absenteeism is costing your business in many ways.

 

You can use the legally defined prevention budget towards prevention, protection and health promotion in the workplace and towards an effective approach for combating illness-related absenteeism. The first step will be identifying problem areas in the way your organisation is currently dealing with illness-related absenteeism, as this forms the basis for an effective absenteeism policy.

 

Absenteeism manifests itself in different ways. Mensura can assist you with developing a custom policy to meet the exact needs of your organisation. First, we use our ‘Scan – Advice – Action’ method to help you set your targets. Then, you can select any of our three flexible package options: Quick Start, Basics or Advanced.

Quick Start

A quick audit designed for organisations that have not yet established an internal absenteeism policy. After the initial analysis process, we will provide you with concrete advice and tools.

Basics

The Basics package is catered towards organisations with over 250 employees that have already taken some steps towards establishing an absenteeism policy. This package offers the expertise they need to formulate specific actions to combat workplace absenteeism.

Advanced

Our Advanced package is specifically designed for organisations with over 250 employees that are struggling with workplace absenteeism and related issues and require further support with their prevention and reintegration policies.


Scan – Advice – Action

scan - advice - action

  
  

1. SCAN - Where does it hurt?

  • identify and map absenteeism based on data provided by you;
  • extensive audit of your absenteeism situation and policy.

GOAL: gather data & gain insight
 

  

2. ADVICE - What can you do about it?

We offer 4 interactive workshops with practical advice on establishing a custom absenteeism policy:

  • Absenteeism policies: Introduction;
  • Vision/mission/protocol;
  • Plan of action;
  • The dos and don’ts of worker absenteeism – legal aspects.

GOAL: establish a plan of action
 

  

3. ACTION - How will we tackle the problem?

  • Training and personal guidance:
    • aimed at management teams or employees;
    • group sessions and/or one-on-one sessions.

GOAL: awareness & behavioural change


Quick Start

  • approx. 2 months;
  • for organisations that have not yet established an absenteeism policy;
  • online audit (cf. the Absenteeism Compass) to identify problem areas;
  • interactive workshop resulting in a custom designed plan of action.

What you get:

  • an analysis as well as concrete recommendations and tools;
  • a clear overview of the absenteeism situation in your organisation.

 

Basics

  • 3-6 months;
  • for organisations with over 250 employees that have already taken the first step towards establishing an absenteeism policy;
  • additional expertise required to formulate specific actions to combat absenteeism;
  • based on your data, we will map the absenteeism situation in your organisation.

What you get:

  • benchmarking against similar organisations;
  • a concrete and effective action plan.

 

Advanced

  • approx. 1 year;
  • for organisations with over 250 employees that are struggling with workplace absenteeism and require support with their prevention and reintegration policies;
  • a thorough quantitative and qualitative audit to identify problem areas and root causes of absenteeism;
  • action points to reduce preventable absenteeism even further.

What you get:

  • a comprehensive approach towards absenteeism and an optimised absenteeism policy;
  • a professional reintegration plan.

 

Choosing the right package

An effective approach to absenteeism starts with selecting the right package for your organisation. Our absenteeism experts can assist you with this.

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