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Call for Nominations - NCHRA Governing Board

The Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) is actively searching 
for three new Governing Board members to begin a 3-year term in January 2017. 

An active search is underway for three NCHRA Governing Board members to begin a 3-year term in January 2017. The Nomination Committee is inviting professionals to refer potential candidates (including self-referral) who are qualified and interested in this leadership opportunity. The deadline to submit nominations is September 30, 2016. (more...)

NCHRA Welcomes Human Capital Innovator China Gorman To All New HR Advisory Council

The Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) alongside its annual HR West conference, has announced the addition of Human Capital Management expert and thought leader, China Gorman, to the Advisory Council for HR West and the NCHRA. 

NCHRA —  1/20/16

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to the world’s most innovative companies. Practicing HR in this region requires skills beyond the ordinary and a level of sophistication regarding human resources management not found in other parts of the world. In keeping with its 2016 HR West conference theme, “HR in the Most Innovative Place on Earth,” NCHRA is proud to announce the addition of HR innovator and futurist China Gorman to its all new Advisory Council. Gorman joins an impressive lineup of thought leaders and accomplished executives to weigh in on the direction of the Northern California Human Resources Association and the annual HR West conference. (more...)

32nd Annual HR West Conference Announces the Go HR West Sweepstakes

In conjunction with its 2016 theme,"HR in the Most Innovative Place on Earth,” HR West has launched the Go HR West Sweepstakes (#GoHRWest) in an effort to create excitement around its annual San Francisco Bay area conference. HR West also looks to increase the conversation surrounding the importance of human resources professionals and the overall industry on social media.

NCHRA —  1/05/16

"HR in the Most Innovative Place on Earth,” is the theme for HR West 2016. Now, in its 32nd year, the San Francisco Bay area human resources industry conference (serving a community of over 20,000 HR professionals) has initiated the #GoHRWest Sweepstakes. The goal is to get the word out and build buzz about HR West and, more importantly, increase awareness about the power of innovation in the human resources industry through the power of digital media. The Go HR West Sweepstakes is happening now through Friday, February 26, 2016. (more...)


Charities Tap a New Holiday Giving Revenue Source via Corporate HR

HR West® – “HR in the Most Innovative Place on Earth” and We2o have partnered up to help enable employees to donate unused vacation hours to charity. This new corporate giving revenue source, aligned with corporate HR departments, grew last year to $65 billion of untapped charitable giving revenue.

NCHRA —  12/16/15

HR West, a human resources industry conference which has served a community of over 20,000 human resources professionals since 1984, was looking to solve the problem of how to creatively fundraise for the American Heart Association—through its community members distributed across multiple companies and counties. When they sought out a new and innovative way to help increase funding for the conference charity, they found We2o, a philanthropy platform that epitomizes the fresh approach they were looking for to align with its “HR in the Most Innovative Place on Earth” maxim in 2016. (more...)

HR West® 2016 speaker lineup reflects innovation and focus on the future

Futurists, innovators, cutting edge academics, software industry, will all be represented at the largest gathering of HR professionals on the West Coast.

NCHRA — 11/1/15

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to the world’s largest technology companies. HR professionals practicing within these companies are required to have skills beyond the ordinary, and a level of sophistication not found in other parts of the world. NCHRA has hosted HR West®, the largest West Coast gathering of the HR community, in the Bay Area for over 30 years--and the 2016 conference promises to be one of the most exciting and engaging to date. Featuring over two days of unparalleled learning along with exceptional networking opportunities, HR West® 2016 will take place at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland California, March 7-9, 2016.

Registration is now open and “early bird” rates will be offered for a limited time.

Led by John Danner, Senior Fellow at Haas School of Business and Visiting Professor at Princeton University, the HR West® Executive Learning Lab will offer a day-long opportunity to dive deep into an advanced human resources topic for senior practitioners.

HR West® keynote speakers and emcees continue to represent some of the greatest thought leaders in the human capital management arena. (more...)



NCHRA Appoints New CEO

Northern California Human Resources Association sets course for growth and value in second half of its first century of operation with the appointment of new CEO, Greg Morton.

NCHRA —  6/1/15

The Northern California HR Association (NCHRA), one of the nation’s largest regional HR associations, today announced the appointment of Greg Morton as Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Morton brings 20 plus years of relevant industry experience to his new role, having most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at Great Place to Work®.  Mr. Morton will operate from the NCHRA headquarters in San Francisco and oversee the association’s 12 regions throughout Northern California. His focus will be on growing membership and further developing the value proposition for members, while leading the association into the second half of its first century. (more...)


World-Renowned Emcee and Keynote Speakers to Participate in HR West 2015

PRWeb — 2/10/15

HR West® is the West Coast’s premier conference for HR professionals. Produced by the Northern California Human Resources Association, the annual Bay Area event includes high-profile keynote speakers and thought leaders, over 80 concurrent sessions (for recertification credit), local networking opportunities, and the highest-quality service partners in the human resources industry.

The Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) welcomes Porter Gale, former VP of Marketing at Virgin America, as emcee of HR West® 2015. The annual conference will be held at the Oakland Convention Center, March 2-4, 2015. Gale is a local networking and marketing expert, renowned branding leader, award winning author, and start-up advisor. (more...)


HR West 2015... Poised to be the Best HR Conference in the West

PRWeb — 1/29/15

The Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) is in the final month of preparation of its annual HR West® Conference, on March 2-4, 2015 at the Oakland Convention Center.

Since 1984, NCHRA has hosted the largest West Coast gathering of the HR community and this year promises to be one of its most engaging events to date with over two days of unparalleled learning, exceptional networking opportunities and more than 80 educational sessions covering all facets of the human resources industry.(more...)


JetBlue Co-Founder, Ann Rhoades to Speak at HR West® Conference

PR Web — 4/19/13

The Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) welcomes Ann Rhoades, co-founder of JetBlue Airways and former Chief People Officer for Southwest Airlines, to its Annual Conference—HR West® April 22-24, 2013 in Oakland. A dynamic and visionary Human Resources Executive with over 25 years experience, Rhoades is President of People Ink, which helps companies build values-based corporate cultures using the Values Blueprint principles. (more...)


Best-Selling Author, Chip Heath, Speaks in Oakland at HR West® Conference

PR Web — 3/8/11

A regular contributor to Fast Company and recently featured on the Today Show in BusinessWeek, Parade and Time Magazine, people can't get enough of Chip Heath. The Northern California HR Association is excited to welcome him to its Annual Conference—HR West® April 11-13, 2011 in Oakland. (more...)


NCHRA Welcomes International Phenomenon, Peter Sheahan to its Annual Conference—HR West®

PRWeb — 3/31/10

The Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) welcomes international phenomenon, Peter Sheahan to its Annual Conference—HR West® April 26-28, 2010 in South San Francisco. Voted Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year, Peter is bound to inspire and delight. (more...)


NCHRA Celebrates 50th Anniversary — A Golden Opportunity to Say, “Thanks!”

PRWeb — 3/31/10

The Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) turns 50 this year. To celebrate, members of the HR community may take advantage of a golden opportunity — $150 in Member Rewards. (more...)


Metrics Pioneer, Jac Fitz-enz, Ph.D. to Speak at HR Metrics Conference

Metrics pioneer, Jac Fitz-enz, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Human Capital Source®, will share his innovation and insight at the Northern California HR Association's sixth annual Strategic HR Metrics and Analytics Conference, June 4, 2009 in San Francisco. An acclaimed thought leader and speaker, Jac was named by SHRM as "One of Fifty Most Influential Persons in Human Capital Management." (more...)

NCHRA Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Annual Conference—HR West

San Francisco, California – March 9, 2009

The Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its annual conference—HR West—April 28-29, 2009 in South San Francisco. Since 1984, NCHRA has hosted the largest West Coast gathering of the HR community. HR West presents the opportunity for two days of unparalled learning, exceptional networking and more than 50 educational sessions covering all facets of HR. (more...)

Melody Silberstein Named President of NCHRA

San Francisco, California – February 19, 2009 – Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. announced today that Melody Silberstein, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, has been named President of The Northern California HR Association (NCHRA). Melody has been a member of the organization for nearly 20 years, and has been a Board member for 5 years. (more...)

NCHRA in the News

NCHRA Certification Class Welcomes Member from the New York HR Association 
Inside HR/NY — May 2011

"The course I attended was given by NCHRA, the Northern California Human Resources Association—another large SHRM Chapter. I view NCHRA as our HR/NY left coast counterpart of sorts." 
See article on page 2, Wearing My HR/NY Pride! (more...)

HR Professionals Benefit from Learning and Networking at Tri-Valley NCHRA Meetings 

Hacienda Network – December 21, 2010 
Of all the business disciplines that require continuous learning, Human Resources has to be one of the most demanding. Employment issues and regulations at all levels of government are constantly evolving, and HR specialists have to be well versed in them all. (more...)

Expert advice: What managers can do when employees feel entitled 

Santa Cruz Sentinel — 3/16/10 
These are tough times for human resource managers. They have had to deal with layoffs, furloughs, frozen salaries and salary givebacks. (more...)