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19 May 2008

Absence Special: Stress - in the grip of it

Stress continues to be the biggest cause of workplace absence. What practical measures can HR take to rehabilitate sick staff, and prevent stress taking over? Sally O'Reilly reports. The CBI/AXA annual absence survey, released last week, found that non work-related stress, anxiety and depression was the most common cause of long-term absence. Government guidelines on how to manage it and a growing pile of evidence on tackling stress have not solved the problem.

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07 April 2008
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Meeting demands of Generation Y should be HR's target

Generation Y - individuals born after 1980 - has started to fully infiltrate the workplace. Raised by the career-minded 'baby boomer' generation (born between 1946 and 1960), this new generation is fo…

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08 October 2007
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Dealing with Discrimination

Discrimination comes in many guises, but whatever form it takes can seriously damage your career prospects, and have a negative effect on your self-confidence and how you feel about work. Inevitabl…

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18 May 2007
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Validium welcomes Work from Home Day

Helen Knight, a consultant with Validium one of the UK’s providers of EAP services and HR consultancy, today welcomed National Work from Home Day. A passionate believer in the importance of achievi…

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06 October 2004
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New Service Tackles Absenteeism in the Workplace

Validium, the integrated EAP provider and specialist HR consultancy, has launched a new 'Return to Work' Programme, which has already provided successful results. Aimed at employees absent for a mo…

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