What does a HR- Consultant do?

Human resources consultants ensure that human capital serves the best interest at a company or organization and are called upon to advise companies on issues that involve the inner-workings at a workforce. They advise management on administering human resources policies and procedures and take responsibility for the successful, timely completion of human resource related projects and initiatives. They conduct research, track and analyze metrics, and suggest their insight to improve decision-making.

Human resources consultants advise personnel about recurring issues and problems and assist their team in recruitment, training, and employee management. They create and design plans to apply new techniques for driving changes in a company's HR processes and develop, revise, and implement HR policies and procedures. They suggest and manage implementation of suitable technology for business advancement and remain up-to-date with the latest trends and progress in the human resources field. Human resources consultants need a master's degree in human resources or a similar related field and hands-on experience with human resources software programs.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

HR- Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

£39,354 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£24K
Median: £39K
£64K
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HR- Consultant Career Path

Learn how to become a HR- Consultant, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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HR Consultant
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HR- Consultant Insights

Read what HR- Consultant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
LA InternationalLA International
Resource Consultant
20 Nov 2021

“Compulsory training ensures that every section of our role is done to a high standard.”

CapgeminiCapgemini
Senior ABAP Human Resources Consultant
13 Nov 2021

“Quite good and best worklife balance”

PaylocityPaylocity
Human Resources Consultant
18 Aug 2021

“Can’t really think of any at the moment however the pay could be a little better especially depending on the location one lives in.”

Eurofins ScientificEurofins Scientific
Human Resources Consultant
18 Oct 2019

“I came directly from university and I could not imagine a better place to kick start my career.”

TriNetTriNet
Human Resources Consultant
8 Feb 2021

“If you want to receive insults because the leadership assumes everyone is of the opinion of the left?”

Innovalus TechnologiesInnovalus Technologies
HR- Consultant
17 Jan 2022

“sanary and incentives can be better”

Victoria UniversityVictoria University
Human Resources Consultant
16 Oct 2019

“VU provides good opportunities to learn and grow in a interesting and rewarding industry”

Workplace OptionsWorkplace Options
EAP Counselor
19 Jun 2021

“Management was unfair and unwilling to teach”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a hr consultant

When working as a hr consultant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Diagnosis, Microsoft Office Suite, Consulting Experience, Excellent Communication and Configuration.

The most similar professions to hr consultant are:
  • HR Assistant
  • HR Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • Hr Business Partner

The most common qualifications to become a hr consultant is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.