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.

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

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