How to become a HR Consultant

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: March 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Human resources (HR) consultants are qualified professionals who provide consultancy services, outsourcing and administrative support for a variety of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. Some provide general support services such as payroll management, while others offer specialist services, dealing with employee relations, employment law, recruitment and redundancy processes or training and development solutions. Many HR consultants work on a retainer basis, completing a range of tasks for an agreed monthly fee.

Clients of HR consultants are typically medium- to large-sized organisations in a wide range of sectors including local authorities and national Government departments, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies, banks, airports, housing associations, motor companies, schools, universities, utility companies and major retailers.

This profile provides information about starting up and operating as an HR consultant. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies some of the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.

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