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.

What responsibilities are common for HR- Consultant jobs?
  • Recommend appropriate management action in response to performance and EEO/employee relations' issues.
  • When necessary, conduct and oversee employee relations investigations and consult with senior managers on how to address employee behaviors and concerns.
  • Provide training and mentoring function to individual consultants as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain essential relationships by acting as the primary point of contact and key business partner for transitioning prospects.
  • Support other functions of the team such as reporting, data migration, service, etc. if applicable.
  • Provide performance management support and coaching to managers with the intended goal of growing managers' expertise in this area.
  • Complete time reporting for payroll.
  • Investigate and prepare strategy and responses to third-party EEOC, OFCCP, and other governmental charges and requests as well as threatened litigation.
  • Contribute to expanding workforce diversity and build inclusive leadership practices with clients.
  • Work with unit managers to create and evaluate job descriptions, position announcements and position data entry.
  • Provide superior customer service to prospects by handling incoming inquiries on the department phone line regarding completion of the online registration package.
  • Identify efficiencies in existing processes and procedures in order to foster continuous improvement both individually and at the team level.
  • Develop systems for prioritizing strategic projects and regular maintenance and executes strategy.
  • Ensure that project support processes follow the defined prioritization and governance structure.
What are the typical qualifications for HR- Consultant jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer science, engineering, information systems or mathematics or equivalent experience.
  • Prior experience as a consultant.
  • Experience with HRBP, ReACT, SQL, Cloud, Oracle HCM, and PHR software and systems.
  • A natural leader and problem solver with demonstrated critical thinking and collaboration skills.
  • Fluency in processes including payrolls, frameworks, business process analysis, onboarding, terminating, and requirements gathering.
  • Experience with Workday HCM.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

HR- Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$3,000 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$2K
Median: $3K
$7K
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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.

L2
HR Consultant
$120,000/yr
L3
Senior HR Consultant
No Salary Reports
L4
Lead HR Consultant
No Salary Reports
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
19%
2 - 4
67%
5 - 7
5%
8+
9%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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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.”

RapidoRapido
Human Resources Consultant
24 Mar 2022

“I closely work with Ekta and Ankita and they both are amazing and do provide me space and freedom to get my work done.”

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.”

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”

Momenta GroupMomenta Group
Senior Resource Consultant
7 Apr 2021

“Great opportunities to work and achieve goals”

Ey
HR- Consultant
21 Mar 2022

“Long hours and nothing else”

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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 Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • Hr Business Partner
  • HR Specialist

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.

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