Michael Carty

Michael Carty

About Michael Carty

I'm the editor of XpertHR benchmarking. I'm interested in all aspects of HR data - how it's collated, how it's utilised and interpreted and the stories it tells. I'm also interested in the latest information and data on all aspects of the work of HR and related disciplines (whether to do with employment or economics) around the world – and how social media enable HR information and debate to spread and evolve across geographic boundaries. I’ve been part of the XpertHR team since 20 August 2001, working on the site in a wide variety of editorial roles as it expanded from its unnamed, pre-launch incarnation to the HR information powerhouse it is today. Further back, I worked as a writer at Incomes Data Services (IDS), and before that did time in research and writing roles at a banking consultancy in the City of London and at the Open University Business School.

Most employers offer paid bereavement leave, finds XpertHR

7 Feb 2018

The majority of employers provide paid bereavement leave for employees who lose a loved one, family member or dependant, despite...

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People analytics: Six essential HR metrics for 2018

29 Dec 2017

With HR professionals identifying HR data and analytics as a top priority area for HR, new analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking...

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HR careers survey: Tell us how you got into HR

4 Jul 2017

XpertHR is conducting a survey on HR careers, looking at how UK HR professionals begin, manage and progress their careers...

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Graduate recruitment: what should you pay the class of 2017?

22 May 2017

What starting salary is your organisation offering to graduate recruits in 2017? As the class of 2017 joins the labour...

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The future of HR: Embrace technology, but stay human

10 May 2017

Balancing HR technology with a commitment to doing good for society is critical to the future of HR. Michael Carty...

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People analytics success = data + common sense

3 May 2017

People analytics success requires a balance of intuitive and data-driven decision-making. Michael Carty reports from last month’s Tucana People Analytics...

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Annual leave entitlement: Take part in our survey

15 Feb 2017

XpertHR is running a short benchmarking survey on the annual leave entitlements offered by UK employers.
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Five people analytics strategy essentials for 2017

8 Feb 2017

With data and analytics moving up the HR agenda for 2017, Michael Carty identifies five essential principles for an effective...

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Apprenticeship levy: are smaller businesses ready?

6 Feb 2017

Smaller businesses could be underestimating the impact of the apprenticeship levy on their organisation, according to new XpertHR Benchmarking research...

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Essential people analytics: Seven key HR metrics for 2017

18 Jan 2017

With data and analytics playing an increasingly critical role in HR decision-making, latest analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking reveals the seven...

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HR analytics skills: strong demand but short supply

29 Nov 2016

HR analytics skills are becoming a priority area for HR as data and analytics move up the HR agenda, according...

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Recruiting, engaging and retaining young workers: take part in our survey

2 Nov 2016

XpertHR is running a short benchmarking survey on the recruitment, engagement and retention of young workers.
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Employee notice periods: Getting the balance right

5 Oct 2016

New XpertHR Benchmarking research has found that most employers are happy with the way notice periods work at their organisation, ...

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Graduate recruitment heats up, salaries stay frozen

10 Aug 2016

Employers have frozen graduate starting salaries for the eighth year in a row, despite an overall pick-up in graduate recruitment,...

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Employee notice periods: take part in our survey

25 Jul 2016

XpertHR is running a short benchmarking survey on employee notice periods, focusing on resignations outside the probationary period.
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