Resilience in the event of long-term absenteeism

Leni Beukema

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Long-term absenteeism is a persistent problem in the police organisation in the Netherlands. Around 4% of staff has been absent for over three months. For the National Police's Enhancing Professional Resilience programme, we conducted research into opportunities for increasing people's resilience when returning to work after such a long period of absenteeism. This research provides suggestions for dealing with the problem of long-term absenteeism effectively. The following issues turned out to be important: the scope of employees of their reintegration process, reciprocity in the relationship between line manager and police employee, greater knowledge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its causes and finally, dealing with diversity in the organisation in an active manner.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2015 - Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 21 Oct 201523 Oct 2015
Conference number: 3rd


Conference3rd Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleUSE2015
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  • absenteeism
  • reintegration
  • ptsd


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