HR Consultant

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An HR (human resources) consultant is a professional who provides expert guidance and advice to organizations on various HR-related matters. These professionals specialize in a range of areas including recruitment, talent management, compensation along with benefits, employee engagement as well as HR policy development. They typically work with organizations on a project basis helping them to identify and solve specific HR challenges. This can include conducting job analysis, designing compensation and benefit plans along with implementing performance management systems.

In addition to providing advice and guidance, HR consultants may also assist with the implementation of new HR initiatives and programs. They may work closely with HR managers and other company leaders to ensure that HR practices are aligned with the overall goals as well as objectives of the organization.


For Bachelor’s

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination with a minimum of 55% from a recognised board.
  • The aspirants are required to pursue a Bachelor's degree such as BA or BBA in Human Resources.  

 For Masters

  • The HR Consultant aspirants should pursue an MBA in Human Resource Management for advancement in their career.

Job Roles

The job roles of an HR Consultant typically include:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • HR Entrepreneur
  • Executive Recruiter
  • Associate Consultant
  • Senior HR Consultant 

Top Recruiters

HR consultants can work in various industries, sectors and their expertise are often required by organizations of all sizes. Some of the top recruiters of HR consultants include:

  • Deloitte
  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • EY
  • Accenture
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Mercer
  • Aon

Employment Sector

  • Consulting firms
  • Corporations
  • Government
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Self-employment


The salary of an HR Consultant can vary depending on a range of factors such as location, industry, years of experience as well as the size of the organization. 


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹5,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx 13,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹20,00,000 


  • Communication Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Management Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Knowledge of HR Laws and Regulations


An HR consultant's career scope is quite broad with numerous opportunities for growth as well as advancement. An HR consultant's potential career paths include:

  • Independent Consultant
  • In-House Consultant
  • Management Consulting Firm
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist

Overall, the career scope of an HR consultant is quite diverse with opportunities for growth as well as advancement in a range of fields within the HR industry.


  • Expertise and Knowledge
  • Objective Perspective
  • Cost-Effective
  • Time-Saving
  • Flexibility


  • Cost
  • Limited knowledge of company culture
  • Limited understanding of industry-specific regulations
  • Limited understanding of the company's unique needs
  • Lack of ownership