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2012 Edition

national industry 541612

Human Resources Consulting Services


This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations in one or more of the following areas: (1) human resource and personnel policies, practices, and procedures; (2) employee benefits planning, communication, and administration; (3) compensation systems planning; and (4) wage and salary administration.

The immediate parent of national industry 541612 is international industry 54161: Management Consulting Services

Illustrative Examples

  • Benefit or compensation consulting services Employee assessment consulting services Personnel management consulting services Human resources consulting services

2012 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in:
  • Providing professional and management development training:are classified in Industry 611430, Professional and Management Development Training;
  • Listing employment vacancies and in selecting, referring, and placing applicants in employment:are classified in U.S. Industry 561311, Employment Placement Agencies; and
  • Providing executive search, recruitment, and placement services:are classified in U.S. Industry 561312, Executive Search Services.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 541612
2007 541612
2012 541612
2017 541612
2022 541612

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 541612, Human Resources Consulting Services:

  1. actuarial consultant
  2. consultant all other
  3. consultant compensation and benefit
  4. consultant human resource
  5. consultant not otherwise classified
  6. consultant recruiting
  7. consulting service
  8. human resource consulting service
  9. human resource hr consulting
  10. human resource or personnel consultant no placement agency
  11. management consultant
  12. management consulting
  13. management consulting service
  14. management consulting service not otherwise classified
  15. management consulting service not otherwise classified naic
  16. management scientific and technical consulting service
  17. office not otherwise classified
  18. office not otherwise classified condominium office
  19. office not otherwise classified office
  20. other consulting service
  21. professional scientific and technical service
  22. professional scientific and technical service not otherwise classified naic
  23. professional service not otherwise classified
  24. service not otherwise classified


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