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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.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Partner, or Self-Employed, or Chief HR Officer

Manager

Consultant

Associate