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Human Resources Management Consultant
|Overview:||Human resource management (HRM) consultants assist an organization's executives in the development of HRM programs dealing with employee recruitment and selection, motivation and productivity, compensation, training, etc. Some specialize in labor relations.|
|Duties:||They confer with top executives in business firms, government agencies and other institutions regarding an organization's problems or needs in "people management" programs.
They interview managers and non-managers individually or in groups to identify causes of workforce problems...high turnover, poor productivity, job dissatisfaction, sexual harassment, etc.
They propose and design new HRM programs to remedy the workforce problems, often using employees' suggestions. They field test the new programs for effectiveness and make changes as needed.
Examples of HRM programs worked on include: recruiting and selecting new employees, developing training programs, redesign of jobs and the design of employee opinion surveys.
|Degree(s):||A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences
A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.A.S. Management: Real Estate-Insurance Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of human resource management consultants is expected to grow much faster than average through 2018. Consulting services is expected to be the fastest growing industry through the decade. Demand is attributed to economic growth and the continuing complexity of business which means need for advice, in part, on candidate selection, appropriate salaries and benefits for employees.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$40,000 to $46,000|
|Education Level:||Candidates for this occupation generally have completed their Bachelor’s Degree and have continued their education either 1 or 2 years longer.|
|Additional Training/Education:||An advanced degree at the master's level is often preferred with a major in human resource management, industrial-organizational psychology or industrial relations. A Ph.D. degree is an asset in HRM consulting. A bachelor's degree can qualify you for assistant positions. Course work in law, statistics and computer applications is essential.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services Advisor to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.