Validium was established as a specialist and independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider in 1998.
The company has a fresh approach to EAPs, focusing on reducing the impact of employee problems on the workplace, as well as supporting individuals with their issues. Validium continues to be run by its founder directors and the core of its business is in the provision of effective and high quality EAPs. Unlike many offerings in the marketplace, they concentrate on the delivery of high quality and value for money. They are proud of the fact they do not cut their high service delivery standards in order to offer lower prices to gain a sale or be the cheapest.
Since it was founded, Validium has grown rapidly – mainly by recommendation – and today offers EAPs to some of the UK ‘s leading companies across a wide range of industry sectors. They work closely with their customers to deliver EAP services that support their individual organisations by impacting sickness absence and retention. Other impacts areas of human performance include management capability and employee productivity. In addition, Validium gives employees and their dependent families effective counselling and information services. This can assist them with their work-related and personal concerns.
Critical incident support
Validium also offers a range of complementary organisational support services including:
- helplines, standalone counselling services,
- post-trauma/critical incident support,
- stress management,
- psychological management and assessment,
- mediation and investigation,
- employee surveys,
- staff development and training
Main office number is 01494 685200
Clients include Nationwide, Unipart Group and Norfolk County Council.
“One of the most challenging skills for managers to acquire was the ability to really listen to the employee without jumping in to give advice or tell them what to do.”
Deborah Astles, HR Director, Corporate Responsibility and Policy, Unipart