This week's website of the week
Help at Work carries a technology warning - telling users to look elsewhere if you want 'a leading edge technological experience, with loads of video, sound and flashy stuff'. Such no-nonsense sentiments will do much to endear the site to Luddites and busy HR professionals alike who'd rather cut straight to the info than wait for a big graphic to download. Help at Work, launched by Colin Gauntrey, who has worked in training and development for all of his career, is founded on the principles of experiential learning and situational coaching and aims to help individuals progress and develop in their working lives. It also has a corporate offering, which takes the form of a bespoke site based on the Help at Work principles that aim to assist a company with the training and development of their staff. The backbone of the main site is a set of guides, some of which are free and some accessible to members for an annual fee of £45, but there are plenty of opportunities to get a taste of the site before you commit. All information is bite-sized, easy-to-access, and the tone is lively and highly pro-active. Its three most popular information guides at the moment are: 'I don't enjoy what I'm doing', 'I can't get people to co-operate with me', and 'My boss is a bully'.