Less psychological absenteeism in primary and secondary education
Also striking in the quarterly absenteeism figures is that psychological absenteeism is not too bad. In government and in primary and secondary education, it is even lower than in the second quarter of 2020. The lockdown measures have had a major impact on people mentally. Roelen: “People suffered from keeping their distance, strongly restricted social activities, working from home and home education and I expected that this would translate into relatively more psychological absenteeism”. So far, the numbers show the opposite.
There was also less psychological absenteeism in the months of May and June in healthcare, where people worked under high voltage for a long time than last year. “But we shouldn’t celebrate too soon”, says Roelen, “in times of crisis, people often work on adrenaline and automatic pilot. That can go well for a long time, but at some point the man with the hammer will come.” That is why Arbo Unie advises managers to remain alert to signs of agitation, gloominess, fatigue and cynicism in employees. Those are signs of starting mental overload. Talking to each other about adjusting the workload or preventively strengthening people’s energy sources helps to prevent psychological absenteeism. Makes sense, because the average length of absence due to psychological complaints is still 134 days.
By: National Education Guide
psychological absenteeism in education now lower than a year earlier
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