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.
Shared parental leave research - Photo: Caiaimage/REX

Shared parental leave: how does your organisation compare?

23 Feb 2015

Is your organisation fully prepared for shared parental leave? XpertHR is conducting a short benchmarking survey on how employers plan...

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HR directors need to improve their data analytics skills

HR directors need to up their game on data and social media

13 Jan 2015

HR directors must focus on developing their skills in data, analytics and social media to “future-proof” their careers, according to...

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Disabled worker

Disability discrimination: many employers fail to ask about reasonable adjustments

26 Nov 2014

Some private-sector employers could be at risk of discriminating against disabled job applicants by failing to ask about reasonable adjustments,...

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Mobile recruitment: a missed opportunity for employers?

4 Nov 2014

Employers are failing to take advantage of the opportunity to access job candidates via mobile platforms, new research from Personnel...

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Graduates suffer six-year freeze in starting salaries

1 Sep 2014

UK employers have frozen graduate starting salaries for a sixth consecutive year, according to the latest XpertHR Benchmarking research on...

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Employment tribunal fees “severely limit” workers’ access to justice

29 Jul 2014

The introduction of employment tribunal fees has “severely limited access to justice for workers”, with worrying consequences for the future...

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Big data can help HR influence business decisions

Big data: HR needs to stop reporting and start predicting

9 Jul 2014

Big data offers HR some major opportunities to increase its strategic influence within the organisation and add value to its...

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Does your organisation make a special case for special leave?

11 Jun 2014

What does your organisation do when employees request less straightforward forms of leave? XpertHR is conducting a short Benchmarking survey...

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Flexible working for all: what does HR think?

5 Jun 2014

A majority of HR professionals support flexible working for all employees in principle, according to XpertHR research, but some are...

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Compassionate leave

Compassionate leave policies beneficial for employers and employees

6 May 2014

Adopting a formal compassionate leave policy brings clear benefits both to employees going through difficult times and their employers, according...

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Employees wanting flexible working

Flexible working requests for all: are you prepared?

2 May 2014

XpertHR is conducting a short benchmarking survey on the impact of the extension of the right to request flexible working...

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John Philpott

Zero hours consultation “flawed” – John Philpott

11 Mar 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable’s consultation on zero hours contracts is “timid” and “flawed,” according to John Philpott, former chief economics...

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