Human Resource Consultant (HR Consultant)
Careers for Human Resource Consultants
Human resource consultants are professionals with one or more specializations in the major personnel fields of recruiting, hiring, training, benefits, and labor relations. As one of these in-demand problem solvers, you may work for a consulting company, business management firm, or as a self-employed consultant for your own company.
Human resource consultants may be engaged by private industry as well as for government agencies facing decisions regarding personnel and the benefits or training systems relevant to beginning, growing, or re-organizing a company or organization. For example, you may be asked to help with the initial hiring of a management team as well as second- and third-level staff members for a new enterprise. You may be needed to evaluate and implement improvements to existing processes to an existing personnel or human resources department.
Career Training for Human Resource Consultants
Human resource consultants are often sought for their unique expertise with a particular kind of business or business problem. You'll need extensive experience in general personnel management and specific experience in a particular field or set of industries. Human resource consultants can specialize in technology, healthcare, finance, marketing, retail, manufacturing, or supply chain companies.
You'll need at least a bachelor's degree and preferably a post-graduate business management degree with a specialty in human resource management, labor laws, employee retention, or corporate training. You'll reach consultant status following service with an internal company human resources department or with a staffing firm and post-graduate training.
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