Manchester firm Antony Hodari & Co has introduced an HR service designed to help staff effectively manage personal issues arising outside the office. The firm, which employs more than 100 staff, has partnered with Validium, the integrated employee assistance programme (EAP) provider and specialist HR support consultancy, to provide staff with an EAP. The programme offers staff direct access to independent and confidential counselling, as well as advice on practical matters via telephone helplines and face-to-face meetings with trained counsellors.