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
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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