HR Consulting Group

Director of Human Resources Consulting: Beth Cooney


We provide direct human resources consulting services to the 40+ departments comprising the University’s central administration, with a combined workforce of ~3,500 people in a wide variety of occupations and businesses.

We partner with leaders, managers, employees and teams to adopt policies and practices that foster greater performance, productivity, and engagement.


Our generalists consult on issues such as employee and labor relations, talent management, grading and compensation, recognition, training, organization design/development, change management, and manager effectiveness.


We serve all departments in the Central Administration except for University Health Services. Our clients include:

Alumni Affairs & Development
American Repertory Theatre
Arnold Arboretum
Campus Services
Central Finance and Administration
Harvard Art Museums
Harvard University Employees’ Credit Union
Harvard Human Resources
Harvard Library
Harvard Planning and Project Management
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications
Harvard Student Agencies
Harvard University Information Technology
Harvard University Police Department
Harvard University Press
Office of the General Counsel
Office of the President and Provost
Nieman Foundation