Major concerns about absenteeism, ‘work pressure extremely high’

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Major concerns about absenteeism, ‘work pressure extremely high’

More than forty percent of entrepreneurs in the SME sector are concerned about high absenteeism among staff. This is the conclusion of the insurer Interpolis from a study. ‘Many people are very loyal and continue to work for a long time even though they have complaints,’ says Hans Biesheuvel, chairman of Ondernemend Nederland.

The high absenteeism rate has been going on for some time. That is also Biesman’s conclusion. ‘Actually since the start of the corona crisis.’ The chairman of Ondernemend Nederland comes to the conclusion that the workload is extremely high. ‘If employees then drop out, they will be sick for a longer period of time.’

Biesman’s most important message to employers is to talk to their staff more often. ‘If the pressure is too high, you have to see how you can organize it together.’ And according to him, that pressure will remain high for a while: ‘the difficult circumstances, such as the labor shortage, will persist for years to come.’

‘Not every entrepreneur is used to such a conversation. Nine out of ten companies in the Netherlands have no personnel department.’ (ANP / Richard Brocken)

Biesman realizes that this is not equally obvious for every employer. ‘Not every entrepreneur is used to such a conversation. Nine out of ten companies in the Netherlands do not have a personnel department. The entrepreneur then has to arrange it all himself.’

Survival of the case

Many entrepreneurs are primarily concerned with surviving their business, Biesman fears, partly as a result of the corona and energy crisis. ‘Nevertheless, you should always take complaints from employees seriously. Even if it’s not easy to make that decision.’


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