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Become A Human Resources Consultant

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Working As A Human Resources Consultant

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $45,663

    Average Salary

What Does A Human Resources Consultant Do

Human Resources Consultants help companies develop and implement policies, train employees, and coordinate the recruitment process. They analyze and recommend solutions to human resource issues regarding the assigned program or section area.

How To Become A Human Resources Consultant

Candidates need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.


Human resources managers usually need a bachelor’s degree. There are bachelor’s degree programs in human resources. Alternatively, candidates may complete a bachelor’s degree in another field, such as finance, business management, education, or information technology. Courses in subjects such as conflict management or industrial psychology may be helpful.

Some higher-level jobs require a master’s degree in human resources, labor relations, or business administration (MBA).

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

To demonstrate abilities in organizing, directing, and leading others, related work experience is essential for human resources managers. Some managers start out as human resources specialists or labor relations specialists. Others gain management experience in a variety of fields.

Management positions typically require an understanding of human resources programs, such as compensation and benefits plans; human resources software; and federal, state, and local employment laws.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although certification is voluntary, it can show professional expertise and credibility and may enhance advancement opportunities. Many employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification. The Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Certification Institute, WorldatWork, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are among many professional associations that offer a variety of certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources managers must be able to balance the strengths and weaknesses of different options and decide the best course of action. Many of their decisions have a significant impact on workers or operations, such as deciding whether to hire an employee. 

Interpersonal skills. Human resources managers need strong interpersonal skills because they regularly interact with people. They often collaborate on teams and must develop positive working relationships with their colleagues. 

Leadership skills. Human resources managers must be able to direct a staff and oversee the operations of their department. They must coordinate work activities and ensure that workers in the department complete their duties and fulfill their responsibilities. 

Organizational skills. Organizational skills are essential for human resources managers. They must be able to prioritize tasks and manage several projects at once.

Speaking skills. Human resources managers rely on strong speaking skills to give presentations and direct their staff. They must clearly communicate information and instructions to their staff and other employees.

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Real Human Resources Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Human Resources Talent Management Consulting Managers [Multiple Positions] Accenture LLP Chicago, IL Feb 10, 2015 $164,100
International Human Resources Consultant Occidental Petroleum Corp Houston, TX Apr 19, 2016 $154,690
SAP HR Reporting Consultant Saiana Technologies Inc. Houston, TX Jan 30, 2014 $150,000
International HR Consultant Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation CA Sep 24, 2015 $146,182
International HR Consultant Occidental Petroleum Corporation Houston, TX Aug 24, 2016 $143,000
International HR Consultant Occidental Petroleum Corporation Houston, TX Sep 15, 2015 $143,000
Principal SAP HR Consultant Avenue Hr LLC Roswell, GA Mar 25, 2016 $140,000
HR Management Consultant POIT LLC Houston, TX Sep 15, 2016 $132,662 -
Principal SAP Hr/Payroll Consultant Schrill Technologies Inc. Houston, TX Sep 15, 2013 $130,000
Principal SAP Hr/Payroll Consultant Presence of It, LLC Houston, TX May 06, 2013 $130,000
SAP HR Functional Consultant IBM Corporation Piscataway, NJ May 13, 2013 $130,000
Oracle HR Consultant Thompson Technologies, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 19, 2016 $126,880
SAP HR Functional Consultant Deegit, Inc. Bothell, WA Jul 14, 2014 $84,032 -
SAP Abap HR Application Consultant IBM India Private Limited San Jose, CA Jul 29, 2015 $83,101 -
SAP HR Payroll Consultant IBM India Private Limited Burbank, CA Jun 27, 2013 $82,418 -
SAP HR Technofunctional Consultant Amazech Solutions, LLC Naples, FL Sep 30, 2016 $82,000
SAP HR Consultant IBM Corporation Coppell, TX Mar 03, 2016 $81,952 -
SAP HR Consultant IBM India Private Limited Houston, TX Sep 01, 2014 $81,869
SAP HR Consultant Speridian Technologies, LLC Albuquerque, NM Jul 07, 2014 $81,791
SAP HR Consultant Speridian Technologies, LLC Virginia Beach, VA Mar 27, 2014 $81,791
Consultant, Human Cap, Organization Transformation & Talent-Strategic Change Deloitte Consulting LLP Houston, TX Jan 14, 2015 $73,779 -
SAP Abap-Hr Consultant IBM India Private Limited Baton Rouge, LA Jan 15, 2015 $73,650
SAP HR Functional Consultant Arete Systems, Inc. Danville, IL Oct 20, 2015 $73,500
SAP HR Consultant IBM India Private Limited Glendale, CA Jan 01, 2016 $73,445
Peoplesoft HR Techno-Functional Consultant Erp Analysts, Inc. Chadds Ford, PA Nov 28, 2016 $73,445
HR Consultant Oracle America, Inc. CA Aug 25, 2015 $72,112 -
HR Management Consultant Flatwell Pacific LLC Burlingame, CA Dec 01, 2013 $72,000
SAP HR Consultant IBM India Private Limited Allentown, PA Jun 24, 2014 $70,836 -

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Top Skills for A Human Resources Consultant


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Top Human Resources Consultant Skills

  1. Ensure Compliance
  2. Procedures
  3. Payroll
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Evaluated compensation recommendations to ensure compliance with budgetary guidelines as well as corporate compensation philosophy.
  • Developed and revised HR processes and procedures to align with state regulations, quarterly.
  • Worked on standard Payroll & Benefit reports - RPCALCU0, HRBEN00XX.
  • Developed and implemented a new Performance Management program introducing a competency based model that aligned business initiatives to employee performance.
  • Ensured company policies are executed consistently, in accordance with regulatory compliance.

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