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.

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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How HR analytics can transform recruitment

12 Jul 2016

Recruitment and retention are ideal starting points for HR professionals to harness the power and potential of HR analytics, discovers...

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People analytics: three ways HR can lead with data

14 Jun 2016

What steps should HR be taking to make high-impact use of people analytics? Michael Carty found out at the Tucana...

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Shared parental leave: enhanced pay is key to take-up

1 Jun 2016

Employers that enhance shared parental pay are twice as likely to receive shared parental leave requests as those who offer...

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Women have been able to share parental leave with their partners since April 2015. Photo: WestEnd61/REX/Shutterstock

Shared parental leave: what impact has it had?

30 Mar 2016

What impact has shared parental leave had on your organisation over the past year? XpertHR is conducting a survey of...

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How to build a “superhero” HR analytics team

3 Dec 2015

A lack of data skills is holding HR back from making strategic use of HR analytics. Building a “superhero” HR...

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Morten Kemp Anderson, speaking at CIPD 2015, advised HR teams to take small steps when working with finance.

HR working with finance: three steps to success

18 Nov 2015

HR and finance working together can bring major benefits to both functions and the organisation as a whole. But how...

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Five essentials for HR analytics success

16 Oct 2015

Analytics can help HR achieve real strategic influence. But what are the essentials for success? Michael Carty reports from last...

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Graduate starting salaries 2015: Pay static as recruitment slows

2 Oct 2015

The graduate labour market is showing signs of cooling, XpertHR research finds. UK employers have frozen graduate starting salaries for...

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Three ways to make the most of HR analytics

30 Sep 2015

The recent IBM Smarter Workforce Summit in London provided essential practical guidance on launching a successful HR analytics project and...

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Smarter use of tech can help create “HR superheroes,” says IBM

1 Jul 2015

Using HR tech, social media and collaborative working can help HR flourish during times of rapid change, delegates at the...

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People analytics could “radically change” HR

29 Apr 2015

Will people analytics be an essential part of the skillset for future HR professionals? Michael Carty reports from the Tucana...

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HR professionals welcome shared parental leave but criticise complexity

HR professionals criticise complexity of shared parental leave

7 Apr 2015

The HR profession supports shared parental leave in principle, but it is concerned that the new right is complex to...

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One employer in five enhances shared parental pay

1 Apr 2015

One-fifth of employers have decided to enhance their shared parental pay, while the same number remain undecided. This is according...

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Four key steps to get started with HR analytics

Four key steps to get started with HR analytics

5 Mar 2015

HR analytics offers huge opportunities for organisations, but getting started can be daunting. Michael Carty reports from last week’s CIPD...

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