Staffing Consultant Salary
Staffing Consultants aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K per year. The company and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although the larger part have medical coverage and about two in five have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Staffing Consultants making up 78 percent. Most Staffing Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high.
Job Description for Staffing Consultant
Staffing consultants may perform a number of functions for clients. A main role is helping recruit high-quality employees that best fit job openings.They work directly with management to determine the desired type of employee and organize position advertising, recruitment, interviews, and job negotiations. Generally, staffing consultants hold a temporary position. For most companies, the consultant is needed when a position becomes open; however, for new companies and companies in transition, the consultant may be an integral part of helping the employer identify the type of employees they need. The staffing consultant is especially necessary when employers are having a difficult time filling specialized roles. The staffing consultant generally works indoors in an office environment, and they are required to travel (such as networking with candidates at job fairs and conventions).Read More...
Staffing consultant positions generally require previous experience in a similar human resource-related role. The staffing consultant needs strong written and verbal communication skills to work with the hiring companies and prospective employees as well. These professionals must be able to assess candidates quickly and accurately, as well as determine an appropriate salary range and understand relevant employment laws. They should work well in a team setting, as well as on their own with minimal supervision.
Staffing Consultant Tasks
- May be involved in writing and placing advertising for open positions in publications; online and print.
- Source, screen and interview applicants to obtain information on work history, training, education, and job skills for open positions; may utilize ATS.
- Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.
- Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Staffing Consultant
Those at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $66K.
Express Employment Professionals offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($31K).