In 2015, the absenteeism rate long-term Belgian workers (more than a month and less than one year) reached 2.81% of the workers, a record, according to the HR service provider SD Worx has studied the phenomenon with 18,000 companies. The long-term absenteeism is increasing since 2008: from 1.75% in 2008, it reached 2.81% in 2015.
“absenteeism long term has many origins that are not only related to work. factors Some of privacy also play a role here. organizations must implement an inclusive policy to keep the phenomenon under control. this policy must be open every worker and orient both the physical and mental health, “says François Lombard, HR consultant at SD Worx. The long-term absenteeism affects all sectors, both men and women employees or as laborers. While the long-term absenteeism reached a new level, absenteeism short stays fairly constant: the numbers are changing to go from 2.42% in 2008 to 2.60% in 2015. The total absenteeism (long and short duration) increases from 4.13% in 2008 to 5.41% in 2015, notes SD Worx.