HR Consulting in the US: Market Research Report

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HR Consulting Market Research Report | NAICS 54161b | Oct 2014

Greater resources: Despite increased competition, growth will return as US business activity picks up

IBISWorld’s HR Consulting market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The growing importance of outsourcing internal services, such as human resources, by businesses has helped the industry grow through the recession. Nevertheless, a large amount of business closures, low corporate profit and high unemployment rates significantly slowed spending on HR consulting services, which are often nondiscretionary, during the recession and slow recovery. However, moving forward, the industry is forecast to turn around as the economy and business activity pick up... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The HR Consulting industry is characterized by a very low level of capital intensity. In 2014, for every dollar spent on labor, the industry is expected to invest $0.02 on capital. Over the past five years, the industry has become marginally more capital intensive as labor costs have fallen as a proportion of industry revenue. Following the onset of the recession, many firms reduced the number of staff they hired to cut costs. In addition, staff that were kept employed were forced to accept wage freezes as businesses attempted to resuscitate falling profit margins.

Firms have also increased their use of technology over the past five years as more software has been developed to assist human resources and benefits administration workers... purchase to read more


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What is the HR Consulting Industry?

Industry operators provide advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations for structuring human resource and personnel policies, employee benefits, compensation systems, wage and salary administration, recruitment and retention. This industry does not include companies that provide professional and management development training or those that list employment vacancies and place applicants in employment.

Industry Products
Compensation and benefits consultingHuman resources management consultingActuarial consulting
Industry Activities
Providing compensation-planning servicesProviding personnel management assessmentProviding actuarial consulting servicesStructuring employee benefitsAssessing organization developmentProviding employee assessmentsProviding advice for recruitment and retention

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