HR Consulting

Managing Director of Human Resources Consulting: Nicole Breen


We provide direct human resources consulting services to ~5,500 leaders, managers and employees in the central administration, working across a broad range of businesses and academic and operational functions.

We partner with leaders, managers, employees and teams to adopt programs, policies and practices in alignment with the Attract, Develop and Retain employee life cycle, while fostering greater performance and engagement.


Our generalists consult on issues such as hiring, employee and labor relations, talent management, job classification and compensation, recognition, training, organization design/development, change management, diversity, inclusion and belonging, use of HR metrics 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 Allston Land Company
Harvard Allston Initiatives
Harvard Art Museums
Harvard University Employees’ Credit Union
Harvard Human Resources
Harvard Library
Harvard Planning Office
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications
Harvard Student Agencies
Harvard University Information Technology
Harvard University Police Department
Harvard University Press
Interfaculty Initiatives
Memorial Church
Office of the General Counsel
Office of the Governing Boards
Office of the President and Provost
Neiman Foundation
Vice Provost for Advances in Learning