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Human Resources Consultant

Provide human resources advice and support to organisations.

What's it like to be a Human Resources Consultant?

Human Resources Consultants are professionals who are employed by organisations to meet a particular human resources-related need. Alternatively, they may be hired to provide high-level support and advice to management on human resources issues. Organisations generally hire external Human Resources Consultants to cover gaps in expertise they may be lacking internally.

Human Resources Consultant

Tasks and duties

  • Providing advice and assistance on the implementation of human resources policies, projects and procedures.
  • Delivering training sessions on complex human resources procedures.
  • Ensuring a company’s compliance with human resources policy.
  • Assisting the Human Resources Manager in recruitment activities such as preparing job descriptions, advertising roles and conducting interviews.
  • Assisting with performance management processes.
  • Leading staff remuneration, recognition and wellbeing programs, such as implementing a new benefits package.
  • Dealing with workplace relations issues such as complaints, conflicts, grievances and misconduct, and providing support and advice to management on these matters.
  • Coordinating workplace health and safety initiatives.
  • Organising counselling or support for staff members dealing with a workplace accident or personal trauma.
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To become a Human Resources Consultant, it is recommended that you have a relevant qualification such as a bachelor degree or diploma. Some organisations may prefer Human Resources Consultants to have a masters degree. Industry experience is usually required.

  1. Complete a qualification in human resource management, such as a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) or a Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50320).
  2. Enhance your career prospects by completing an Advanced Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB60320). Alternatively, you can specialise in a particular area of human resources by completing a masters degree, such as a Master of Dispute Resolution.
  3. Gain work experience. Human Resources Consultants usually have at least three years of professional experience working in a human resources role.
  4. Stay up-to-date with the latest rules and regulations. Human resources policies change frequently, so consultants are  expected to have knowledge of the latest policies and procedures.

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Diploma of Human Resources Management

This qualification provides you with the managerial skills needed to conduct and oversee human resource functions within a business.
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Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

This qualification allows you to specialise in all aspects of human resources while also gaining a background in business.

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Latest Human Resources Consultant reviews

Latest reviews from 6 Human Resources Consultants surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Consulting leads to supporting a wide range of clients
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Arts
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
HR
The good things
Able to support a variety of clients. Work in different sectors.
The challenges
Need to network constantly to bring in assignments.
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May 2021
If I had my time again, would probably pick something different
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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Human Resources Generalist
The good things
Variety. Every day is different and the interaction with people is rewarding
The challenges
Long hours, people issues can be challenging.
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