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What does an HR consultant do?

A human resources consultant is someone from outside your business who addresses your particular HR-related needs. They are typically hired when a business does not have an inhouse human resources department. They can consult on anything from the hiring process to a company healthcare package to succession planning.

What is consultation in HRM?

Consulting in human resources management, or HRM, is about providing the best HR solution to meet the customers’ needs. Most of the time, an HR expert will come in to provide high-level solutions to management teams. An HR consultant needs to understand the business’s needs and goals and deliver the best support to their client.

Is HR consulting a good career?

Offering HR consulting services could be a very lucrative career, with top earners pricing out at around $6,000/month.

Like most other consulting, HR consulting also offers flexible hours when you’re not working for an in-house HR department. There are also plenty of opportunities to work in a variety of fields including education, entertainment, advertising, and real estate.

How do I start HR consulting?

HR consultants are usually experts in HR processes before they start their consultancy. Some job descriptions also suggest that HR consultants have a master’s degree or higher in their field.

To start HR consulting, you can use sites such as Upwork to connect with businesses that may be in need of your HR advice.

What services do HR consultants provide?

A practicing HR consultant may be asked to work on a number of functions depending on the business needs. Some HR services that may be needed include:
  • New-hire and onboarding strategy
  • HR compliance audit
  • Employee handbook development
  • Compensation and employee benefits
  • Succession planning
  • Leadership development
  • Coaching
  • Workers’ compensation

What does HR do in a small business?

Small-business owners also need HR help and may engage in HR outsourcing. Small and growing businesses can have unique HR needs depending on their plans for the future, but an experienced professional can help them target HR issues early on.

Small-business HR is an ideal place to learn about various aspects of human resources consulting including staffing, performance management, and employee handbook development.