HR Consultant

Becoming an HR Consultant is the right job for you if you love working with people. Find out everything you need to know and more to become very successful in this field.

Job Responsibilities

  • Informing employees of individual labour laws and benefits
  • Provide solutions to HR related problems
  • Offer training advice
  • Put in place and oversee HR policies

Researches how a company is currently performing and how it can perform even better by hiing suitable candidates.

What to Study

N6 Human Resource Management Course

The N6 Human Resource Management Course is the final course in the Human Resource Management Programme. Once you complete this course you will receive your National Diploma.

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N5 Human Resource Management Course

The N5 Human Resource Management Courses will help teach you to coach, manage and bring out the best in the people around you who work at your company.

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N4 Human Resource Management Course

This course will teach you all of the basics of Human Resources. It will give you a wide range of skills from Entrepreneurship to Management Communication.

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What is an HR Consultant?

Human Resource (HR) consultants are external services. They assess and give advice on the HR processes of companies.

They check whether labour laws are being met. They also consult on worker productivity and the recruitment process in a business.

Duties of an HR Consultant

As you provide external services, there are many duties you have when you are outsourced. Many companies need different HR help. Some of these duties include:

  • Helping companies find ways to improve and adhere to labour laws
  • Informing employees of individual labour laws and benefits
  • Assist in showing HR departments how to recruit employees
  • Offer training advice
  • Put in place and oversee HR policies
  • Gather data
  • Provide solutions to HR related problems

How to Become an HR Consultant

HR consultant having tea in an officeSkills Academy offers excellent accredited and non accredited Human Resource Management courses. These courses are sure to kick-start your career in this field.

We offer accredited Human Resource Management courses. Your qualification will be nationally recognised. You will stand a better chance of becoming employed. Completing all three NATED courses will help you achieve your National Diploma.

We also offer non accredited courses, which will teach you the skills needed to thrive in this field.

Benefits of Being an HR Consultant

There are many advantages of being an HR consultant. Below are a few of the many benefits of this career field.

Great Demand

Large companies have an HR manager or HR department. Yet, they need external HR services. They give the company some outside perspective on their HR practices. As a result, there will always be a demand for HR consultants.  You will be training AND offering advice on how to improve their HR procedures.

Vast Amount of Skills Learnt

There are many companies in different industries who need your services. You will gain a lot of knowledge on many different industries and their practices. You will also gain a lot of experience. This will also allow you to become a sought after HR consultant.

Skills Needed to be an HR Consultant

As your services will be outsourced, you will need a variety of skills to help other companies with their HR. Below you can find the basic skills needed to be able to be a successful HR consultant.

Technical Skills

These are a few of the skills needed to be able to perform basic tasks in this field:

  • Experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Knowledge of labour laws
  • Knowledge of HR practices and procedures

Soft Skills

These are the some of the qualities needed by an HR consultant in to thrive in this position:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Understanding
  • Empathy
  • Confidence
  • Trustworthy

How Much can an HR Consultant Earn?

The salary of an HR consultant depends on the industry, experience and position held. Below are some of the average monthly salaries of different HR consultant jobs.

  • HR Consultant R18 710
  • Senior HR Consultant R42 441

Importance of HR Consultants

A laptop on top of a wooden table and a coffee with a notepad Large companies can face a lot of issues and legal battles without the help of proper HR management. HR consultants prevent this by making sure that HR procedures are successfully implemented. They also ensure that these practices are frequently improved. This not only protects the company but also employees. Your skills will improve businesses by increased production and improving worker productivity. This is achieved by the help of an HR consultant.

Study With Us and Start your Career a Successful HR Consultant

Want to take the first step into this exciting field? Contact us today and one of our friendly course experts will get back to you soon.

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Author: Charnell Ward

Last updated: May 4, 2020

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