What does an EAP Counselor do?

Human resources consultants ensure that human capital serves the best interest at a company or organization and are called upon to advise companies on issues that involve the inner-workings at a workforce. They advise management on administering human resources policies and procedures and take responsibility for the successful, timely completion of human resource related projects and initiatives. They conduct research, track and analyze metrics, and suggest their insight to improve decision-making.

Human resources consultants advise personnel about recurring issues and problems and assist their team in recruitment, training, and employee management. They create and design plans to apply new techniques for driving changes in a company's HR processes and develop, revise, and implement HR policies and procedures. They suggest and manage implementation of suitable technology for business advancement and remain up-to-date with the latest trends and progress in the human resources field. Human resources consultants need a master's degree in human resources or a similar related field and hands-on experience with human resources software programs.

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EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

EAP Counselor Salaries

Average Base Pay

$58,142 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $58K
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EAP Counselor Career Path

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Human Resources Consultant
Aug 18, 2021

“Can’t really think of any at the moment however the pay could be a little better especially depending on the location one lives in.”

Eurofins ScientificEurofins Scientific
Human Resources Consultant
Oct 18, 2019

“I came directly from university and I could not imagine a better place to kick start my career.”

Human Resources Consultant
Feb 8, 2021

“If you want to receive insults because the leadership assumes everyone is of the opinion of the left?”

Victoria UniversityVictoria University
Human Resources Consultant
Oct 16, 2019

“VU provides good opportunities to learn and grow in a interesting and rewarding industry”

Workplace OptionsWorkplace Options
EAP Counselor
Jun 19, 2021

“Management was unfair and unwilling to teach”

Momenta GroupMomenta Group
Senior Resource Consultant
Apr 7, 2021

“Great opportunities to work and achieve goals”

TSB BankTSB Bank
Human Resources Consultant
Sep 12, 2019

“but this offers greater opportunities to gather career experience and cross skill.”

Corporate Human Resources
Aug 19, 2021

“Company has the best co workers and the Clients to work with.”

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