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Absenteeism - basic

Join this program and start building the skill of preventing absenteeism. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

It's a tricky situation when an employee is chronically absent. On the one hand, it can be tough to manage a team when one person is missing from the equation. On the other hand, it can be tough to manage an employee who's constantly taking time off.The good news is that a large proportion of absenteeism can be avoided by catching the signs early on and acting early and appropriately. That way, you can support your employee and find solutions to work-related issues before they develop into bigger problems. You'll also want to follow up on the first signs to avoid dealing with them in the future!

Early Detection for Proactive Solutions

Equip yourself with the power to spot signs of absenteeism early, ensuring you can take proactive measures to address issues before they escalate. Develop keen observation skills to identify potential challenges such as tardiness, low morale, job inefficiency, or burnout before they impact your team or workplace.

Transform Conversations with Leary's Theory

Unlock the secrets of effective communication using Leary's theory as your guide. Gain confidence in navigating challenging conversations about absenteeism with tools like Leary's Rose, communication dynamics, the 3P's (purpose, process, pay-off), asking good questions, and embracing radical candor to foster open and honest dialogue.

Tailored Conversations for Every Situation

Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all approaches. Our program equips you with the ability to navigate four distinct types of conversations – from calling in sick to the follow-up call, the first day back at work, and addressing frequent illnesses. Develop the skills needed to handle each situation with empathy and effectiveness.

Enhance Workplace Well-being

By participating in our absenteeism program, you contribute to fostering a healthier, more supportive work environment. Encourage open communication, address issues early on, and create a workplace culture that values the well-being of its employees. Ultimately, a healthier workplace leads to increased productivity, satisfaction, and overall success.

Master the skill of preventing absenteeism

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

Observe risk signs of absenteeism

Develop good observation skills to catch early signs of absenteeism risk early on.
#absenteeism #tardiness #lowmorale #jobineffeciency #burntout

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Have open conversations

Use Leary's theory of communication as a framework to prepare for and engage in challenging conversations about absenteeism.
#Leary'sRose #communicationdynamics #3P's #goodquestions #radicalcandor

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Four different types of conversations

Have different types of conversations depending on the context of the conversation: calling in sick, the follow-up call, the first day back at work, the frequent illness conversation. 
#callinginsick #follow-upcall #firstdayback #frequentillness

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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