Getting started with absenteeism data

2-day Masterclass | In-company

As a People/Occupational Health & Safety professional or People Analyst, you have important duties regarding absenteeism data. These data provide a lot of information on absenteeism behaviour and help you to prevent and reduce absenteeism. Working with absenteeism data often seems so simple. After all, everyone knows the terms ‘absence rate’ and ‘reporting frequency’. With this knowledge,  anyone can get started, right?

In practice, however, reducing absenteeism is easier said than done. Absenteeism figures may be unclear at times, definitions may be interpreted differently and figures from different systems may  not be the same. At the same time, managers keep asking for more insights while taking (too) little action themselves. Using theory, exercises and real-life case studies, this master class will teach you how to effectively use absenteeism data in your organisation.

Target group

This master class is suitable for anyone dealing with absenteeism, including for instance People Analysts, managers, absence coordinators and others working in P&O or HR.

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After completing this master class, you will know:

  • Which key figures you need for your own organisation;
  • How to really define and understand absenteeism figures;
  • How to analyse absenteeism figures and turn them into useful management information;
  • How to design a business case or set up an ROI measurement for absenteeism interventions; and
  • Which follow-up analyses to use and how to perform them (together with an analyst)

Day 1

09:00 – Welcome

09:30 – Start of the morning programme

  • Introduction to absenteeism figures
  • Choice and definitions of absenteeism figures
  • Pitfalls concerning absenteeism figures: ‘what if…?’


13:30 – Start of afternoon programme

  • The data behind absenteeism figures
  • Target values/norms
  • Dynamic norm
  • Visualising absenteeism figures using the right graphs and tables

16.30 hrs – Closure


Day 2

09:00 – Welcome

09:30 – Start of morning programme

  • Discussing figures and data from course participants’ own organisations
  • Analysing absence data
  • Creating a management report on absenteeism
  • Measuring ROI for absenteeism interventions


13:30 – Start of afternoon programme

  • Designing a business case for absenteeism interventions
  • Business and analytics questions about absenteeism
  • Analysis trees and models for additional analyses
  • Reading and interpreting the results of additional analyses

16.30 hrs – Closure


Irma Doze

Turning data into profit is both Irma Doze’s personal passion and AnalitiQs’ corporate mission. With a background in all forms of intelligence – including market research, (predictive) analytics and reporting – Irma helps companies seeking to get more out of the people data they collected through their own HR systems and through online and offline research. This data hides new insights and opportunities that allow companies to sustainably improve their employee satisfaction and bottom-line results.

Irma has enjoyed sharing her knowledge and experience with clients, colleagues, course participants and students for many years in the form of training courses, workshops and coaching. Irma’s approach to projects and training courses is both passionate and result driven. Her favourite training method is to combine theory with case studies and exercises.

The training is given on request.

Curious? We would be happy to discuss the possibilities with you. To do so, please contact us.

In-company training courses will be tailored to the client’s requirements, and a proposal will be submitted based on these.

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