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11 June 2007

Calls for new legislation to be extended

New legislation introduced in April to allow adults with caring responsibilities to request flexible working hours does not go far enough, according to one leading HR specialist. Helen Knight of Validium, which has offices in Glasgow and Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, says that while she welcomes the new legislation she is urging companies to extend their policies to cover friends and neighbours as well.

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28 September 2006
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Holding onto that holiday feeling

Everyone knows someone who wanders around the office after their annual summer break with a black cloud hanging over their head. After weeks away from the stress of work, the day-to-day routine of lif…

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07 June 2006
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Employers must weed out age bias

IT IS a scene replayed in offices around the country every day of the year. A member of staff celebrates a birthday and along with the obligatory cake, receives a card with messages scrawled inside s…

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07 April 2006
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Life in a goldfish bowl could trigger phobia

For many companies a glitzy modern open-plan office with views of the waterfront or the city centre is the ultimate status symbol. However for some employees, working in a goldfish bowl environment h…

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29 March 2006
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Validium Spearheads UK Expansion Plans with Scottish Purchase

Validium, the integrated EAP and HR consultancy, has bought Fife based EAP provider, Solutions for People for an undisclosed sum, expanding the company’s foothold in Scotland. Run by Scottish entre…

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