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Human Resources Consultants

Descriptions & Duties

  • Human Resources Consultants provide professional business services related to personnel management, including staff recruitment and staff development, employee relations, compensation and benefits.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Trade Specific Competencies

Detail oriented and decision-making skills

Human Resources Consultants must be detail oriented when evaluating applicants' qualifications, performing background checks, and maintaining employees' records.  They are able to make decision when reviewing candidates' qualifications or when working to resolve labour disputes.

Interpersonal skills

Interpersonal skills are essential for Human Resources Consultants. When recruiting staff, they continually interact with candidates and must be able to converse and connect with people from different backgrounds.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or related field


  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience is required

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $12,000-$27,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$75,000

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Work Environment

  • Human Resources Consultants generally work in offices and usually work during regular business hours. May need to travel to attend job fairs, visit university campuses, and meet with applicants.

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