Absenteeism and prevention

Preventing and managing absenteeism: a major challenge for companies

Absenteeism, which has been exacerbated since the health crisis, has a direct impact on companies’ performances. It is a major economic and social issue.  If companies are to rein in absenteeism and mitigate its effects, they must first identify and understand its root causes so that they can take the appropriate action.

The health crisis, lockdown, working from home and the feeling of isolation that many workers experienced have highlighted new sources of absenteeism. Whatever these causes, its economic consequences on the company’s direct and indirect costs are clear. Companies therefore need to ask themselves various questions to uncover the root causes and bring in the right solutions. But to do so, they must have support and guidance. This is where Verlingue steps in!

Verlingue’s solutions

Gain a clear view of absenteeism in your company

Verlingue has developed an exclusive and very efficient approach that compiles the data from your electronic payroll reporting statement (DSN) into a report that includes 80 indicators, such as the annual financial cost (direct and indirect) of your absenteeism. This consolidated processing of your data gives you an accurate, year-round picture of absenteeism in your company, along with an internal reference base that you can use to track trends in your workforce and your employees’ absences over several years.

Receive help with drawing up a diagnosis

Our experts analyse this result to diagnose your company’s absenteeism and compare it with data from other companies. By analysing the data provided by our customers, which represented over 460,000 employees in 2021, we can compare your data and put it into perspective with that of your industry sector, while consistently upholding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  To round out the diagnosis, we can perform a qualitative analysis of data obtained by analysing a workplace health survey (QST).

Tailored actions for a pertinent prevention strategy

It is crucial to have an outside view so that nothing is overlooked. We owe this objectivity to our 10 years of expertise in managing absenteeism in companies. Now, we are making this expertise available to you to construct a corrective action plan and a prevention strategy. We draw on a network of partners covering all the issues that may arise (mental health, workplace safety, management and productivity, well-being, disability and inclusion). Verlingue brings you pertinent initiatives so that you can introduce the right solutions.

Absenteeism rate
Days of absence per absent employee
Percentage of employees absent at least once
Daily cost of salary maintenance per absent employee
Probability of being on sick leave in the present year if at least 1 sick leave in the past year
Source: Verlingue 2022
The voice of an expert

Absenteeism and teleworking

Teleworking took off during the health crisis, laying the groundwork for a new organisation of work. For some workers, it was a source of wellbeing because it  shortened travelling times, while for others, it brought isolation or even psychosocial disorders. It is a reflection of the far-reaching changes in progress in the ways we work. Human Resources Departments must pay attention to the new balances it imposes.  Our experts are by your side to advise you over and above the insurance programmes and introduce the appropriate prevention plans.

#PAROLEDEXPERT by Verlingue: the absenteeism rate

Verlingue publishes its 2022 survey of absenteeism

Verlingue studies the major changes under way in the world of work and what they mean for your business. Our June 2022 barometer compiles and analyses the data observed through our customer portfolio (282,000 policy holders) over the period 2018 and 2021). More specifically, it highlights an increase in the absenteeism rate in recent years, from 4.8% in 2019 to 5.6% in 2022 (projection).


Meet our expert

Laurence Abiven

Actuarial Director

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