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.
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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How to become a Human Resources Consultant
- Complete a qualification in human resource management, such as a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) or a Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50320).
- 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.
- Gain work experience. Human Resources Consultants usually have at least three years of professional experience working in a human resources role.
- 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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