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How To Get An HR Side Job As A Human Resources Professional [10 HR Side Gig Ideas]

Ever since I started my HR business marketing blog, and particularly since I started my podcast for HR companies, I’ve been contacted by many full-time employees asking me how to get an HR side job as a Human Resources professional.

In my time, I have done the various HR side hustles myself and helped others set up their side HR projects.

I’ll show you ten HR side jobs and HR side gig ideas further down in this article.

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How To Start An HR Consulting Business – 6 Steps To Successfully Launch Your New Independent HR Consultancy

Wondering how to start an HR consulting business?

Yes, there’s a lot to consider after the global pandemic but there’s a lot to be optimistic about too.

Even with the rise of HR Tech, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, there is still a huge market for new start-up HR consultancies to help employers get the best out of their workforce.

There is plenty of potential business out there in all aspects of HR consulting, including generalist HR consulting, recruitment & selection, employee engagement, training, learning & development, employment law, and so on.

Below are 6 steps to guide you as you think about how to start your own Human Resources consulting business.

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Growing A Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company – Advanced RPO

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Jenna Hinrichsen, Manager of Sourcing & Talent Strategy at the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, Advanced RPO.

Jenna Hinrichsen - Advanced RPO on the A Better HR Business podcast
Jenna Hinrichsen – Advanced RPO

Advanced RPO ranks among the Inc. 5000 List of fastest-growing private companies in the US. The company has hired 100 new people since June 2020 and is enjoying continual record-breaking months for revenue growth.

I asked Jenna:

  • What’s your background?
  • What does Advanced RPO do and who do you help?
  • How you attract new customers? Any tips for others?
  • What’s your advice when it comes to growing a successful HR business?
  • What does the future hold for HR and the world of work and what should listeners do about it?
  • And more
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Bill Banham Of InnovateWork & The HR Gazette

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Bill Banham of The HR Gazette, InnovateWork, and Iceni Media.

Bill Banham of the HRchat podcast

Through his roles as Editor & Publisher of The HR Gazette and as Co-Founder and Organiser of InnovateWork, Bill Banham is right in the thick of it when it comes to what’s happening and who’s make it happen in the broad HR industry.

Make sure to check out Bill’s brilliant show, The HRchat Podcast.

I asked Bill:

  • What is the HR Gazette and what does it cover?
  • What are some of your favorite interviews from The HRchat Podcast?
  • The InovateWork series of events.
  • How do you attract new clients/customers? Any tips for others?
  • What’s your advice when it comes to growing a successful community of HR pros?
  • What does the future hold for HR and the world of work and what should listeners do about it?
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The State Of The HR Industry [Insights From 90+ HR Business Leaders]

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Ben Geoghegan
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Every week I speak with clients and contacts who are busy running HR-related businesses around the world.

(‘HR-related’ means Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, D&I, Employee Engagement, General HR, Compensation & Benefits, and so on).

There has been one recurring question ever since we were first hit by Covid:

When do you expect to see the HR industry properly bounce back?

On our pre-Christmas HR podcast panel discussion, the general consensus was that the market wouldn’t be back fully until after Easter but that now looks like an optimistic call in some, but not all sectors.

Industry Sectors

Here are the main categories of HR-related businesses . . .

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Growing A Video Interviewing Platform – VideoCV

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Kristian Kalle, CEO & Founder of VideoCV, the Baltics #1 video screening platform for recruiters and line managers.

I asked Kristian:

  • What’s your background?
  • What does VideoCV do and who do you help?
  • How you attract new customers?
  • What’s your advice when it comes to growing a successful HR business?
  • What does the future hold for HR and the world of work and what should listeners do about it?
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Growing An Employee Engagement & Performance Management Platform – Frankli

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Noel Dykes, Founder & CEO of Frankli.

Noel Dykes on A Better HR Business Podcast

Based in beautiful Sligo, Ireland but serving an international market, Frankli is an HR Tech company that is on a mission to help businesses have the most empowered, engaged & productive people possible.

I asked Noel:

  • Tell us a little about your background?
  • What does Frankli do? Who do you help?
  • How are you growing the business?
  • What do you see coming down the road for HR and the world of work and how should listeners get prepared for these changes?
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Growing A Recruitment Firm In Canada – Goldbeck Recruiting

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Henry Goldbeck, President at Goldbeck Recruiting, a mid-sized contingency recruitment and executive search firm located in Vancouver, Canada.

Henry Goldbeck on the A Better HR Business Podcast
Henry Goldbeck

I asked Henry:

  • What does your business do and for whom?
  • What makes a good vs great recruitment business?
  • What’s your advice when it comes to growing a successful recruitment/HR business? NOTE: Make sure you have a pen and paper handy for this section where Henry shares how he typically spends 10-15% of gross revenue on marketing (content marketing and SEO in particular) which then brings in around 60% of total revenue.
  • What does the future hold for the recruitment/HR space?
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Growing A Career Coaching Business For HR Professionals – With Jane Ferré

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Jane Ferré, a highly successful career coach for senior in-house HR professionals.

Jane is growing a career coaching business for senior HR professionals who’ve outgrown their current role and want to secure their dream role in their dream company with a dream package in less than six months.

Jane Ferre on growing a career coaching business

Before setting up her own coaching practice she had a 20+ year career in senior HR roles such as HR Business Partner, Head of Leadership Development and Head of Talent at British Airways before joining LEON Restaurants as their very first Head of Training.

All of this means that Jane has been active in the job market in recent years. She understands exactly how much effort you need to put into each job application and how frustrating it can be when you get ghosted after an interview. She has also been on the other side of the recruitment table, so knows exactly what recruiting managers are looking for.

I asked Jane:

  • Tell us a little about your background and how you got into consulting?
  • What consulting do you do? How do you help your clients?
  • How do you structure your coaching services and programs?
  • How was the transition from the corporate world to starting your own company?
  • How did you get your first few clients? What are your main marketing channels for getting new clients now?
  • What do you see coming down the road for HR and the world of work and how should listeners get prepared for these changes?

Bonus Resource: Check out my money mindset video interview with Stephen Bates.

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Is Your HR Business Positioning Losing You New Clients? Here’s How To Fix It

Normally, on the A Better HR Business show, I conduct interviews with business leaders from across the Human Resources industry but I’m flying solo today because I’ve been getting so many emails and LinkedIn messages over the past few months from consultancies and agencies in the HR industry and the vast majority of them have been about how they’re struggling to find new clients in these difficult times.

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There are many different reasons why a business in the HR industry may struggle to find new clients but today I want to take a quick look at what may be the biggest reason that you’re struggling to win more work:

Is your HR business positioning losing you new clients?

(As always, when I say the HR industry, I mean all the areas such as recruitment, learning & development, employee engagement, HR compliance, and so on).

Bonus Resource: Check out my money mindset video interview with Stephen Bates.

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Growing Veza Global (A Diversity & Inclusion Consultancy & Tech Company)

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Manpreet Dhillon, CEO of Veza Global which is a Vancouver-based consultancy that leverages diversity to create inclusive organizations.

Manpreet Dhillon, who ranked #15 globally on the 2020 EmPower Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list, started Veza Global to create authentic, human-centered consulting services and leadership training through a lens of equity for race, culture, gender, and diverse abilities.

We discussed:

  • What does your business do and for whom?
  • What makes a good vs great HR business?
  • What’s your advice when it comes to growing a successful D&I/HR business?
  • What does the future hold for the D&I/HR industry?

Our conversation took a very interesting detour into something that set Manpreet’s business racing ahead after a slow start: money mindset.

Side note: Check out my money mindset video interview with Stephen Bates.

Resources mentioned include:

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Growing An HR Consultancy In The Insurance Broking and Financial Services Industry

Alison Clegg on A Better HR Business podcast

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Alison Clegg, Founding Director of Highridge HR.

Highridge HR specialises in the small-medium insurance broking and financial services industry.

Highridge HR

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Use This Amazing Software Tool To Streamline Your HR Business – With Pip Meecham From ProjectBox

Systemising your business is one of the most powerful things you can do to provide consistency to your customers, add value to your business, let your employees flourish, and ultimately build a business that works without you.

While it is a big step to make to structure your business to run without you, it is well worth the effort. It may well be one of the best investments of time you will ever make.

I was delighted to chat with Pip Meecham from ProjectBox on my podcast, A Better HR Business to look at the HOW in your business – how you do the things you do. 

Pip

Pip is a systems champion with a love for all things systems, technology, processes, and workflows. 

We talked about reviewing your processes and workflows for efficiency and effectiveness, implementing tools and technology to help streamline your operations, and building Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

In particular, we took a deep dive into our favourite work management tool, ClickUp.

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If you want some help getting more clients, check out my thought leadership, inbound marketing, and business growth services for companies in the HR sector.

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Growing An Employee Engagement Business – With Skip Weisman

I was thrilled to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by a fascinating employee engagement expert, Skip Weisman.

Skip is an Empowered Employee expert and founder of Your Championship Company

Skip and I talked about his background in baseball, his consulting business, his business growth strategies, and a whole lot more.

If you’d like to contact Skip, you can reach out to him at Your Championship Company

Skip

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