The management problems at VHL have not had an impact on the amount of sick leave taken.
Quite the opposite in fact, shows Wageningen UR's 2011 annual report. The amount of sick leave taken at VHL dropped from 6.1 percent in 2010 to 4.9 percent in 2011. It remains higher than the figures for the university and DLO, which recorded levels of health-related absenteeism of 3.6 and 3.4 percent last year. Absenteeism results from sickness or conflict. In the latter case, it is important that good counselling is received, says the annual report. Last year mediation was used in nine workplace conflicts. With successful results in all cases.