Human Resources Consultants

Human resources (HR) consultants help clients make the most of their people-related investments (salaried, temporary, and contract workers). They advise firms on personnel policies; manage compensation and benefits programs; analyze staffing needs; recruit, hire, and train workers; develop leadership training programs; and provide advice on diversity issues, among other duties. Human resources consultants are also known as staffing consultants and human capital consultants.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Human Capital Consultants, Staffing Consultants
Duties Provide advice on staffing, recruiting, training, compensation and benefits programs, diversity initiatives, and other human resources issues
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are especially strong in large cities such as New York, Boston, and Chicago
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Partner, or Self-Employed, or Chief HR Officer
  • Manager
  • Consultant
  • Associate

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