Training course for supervisors and managers: Dealing with absenteeism


  • Reduce direct and indirect costs associated with illness-related absenteeism
  • Reduce the incidence of interruptions to services and operations caused by illness-related absenteeism
  • Increase job satisfaction levels among workers through discussions on absenteeism


  • Raise awareness and motivate direct supervisors about their role in dealing with (illness-related) absenteeism
  • Provide practical leads to engage in conversations with workers about the cycle of absenteeism
  • Encourage cross-departmental collaboration among managers and supervisors for a targeted approach towards illness-related absenteeism

How does it work?

  • Interactive training sessions during which the following topics are addressed:
    • Various forms of absenteeism
    • Possible causes and potential consequences for all parties concerned
    • The importance of a correct attitude when approaching the issue of illness-related absenteeism
    • Rights and obligations of employees                                                      
    • The link between illness-related absenteeism and job satisfaction
    • Practical tips for discussing absenteeism
    • Various ways to discuss absenteeism (telephone interviews on absenteeism, follow-up in the event of (long-term) absenteeism due to illness, return-to-work interviews, discussions with employees who are often absent for a short period of time)
  • Target group: direct supervisors and HR managers confronted with worker absenteeism.


  • Participants are motivated to combat the problem of illness-related absenteeism within their organisation
  • Participants are aware of the contributing factors to illness-related absenteeism and how they can personally assist in decreasing the incidence of this type of absenteeism
  • Participants know how to engage in conversations about absenteeism with the employees concerned, and this throughout the various stages of the cycle


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