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Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA), one of the nation’s largest HR associations, has been advancing organizations through human resources since 1960.

Delivering over 100 programs annually, the association is dedicated to connecting human resources professionals with practice resources, leading California-specific training, legal and legislative developments, quality service providers, and each other — forming career-long networks and partnerships.

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Key Member Benefits

Here is a partial list of benefits for joining NCHRA

HR Hotline

Access to certified HR advisors who can provide quick answers and second opinions

Career Resources

Job board, alerts, salary calculator, Career Resource Network tool & Lee Hecht Harrison program

Professional Certifications

Support for obtaining and maintaining your professional HR certifications

Member Discounts

Extensive discounts on 100+ programs and services from credit unions to insurance to pre-employment screening

Online Publications

HR West Magazine Blog plus two content-rich blogs

Legal and Compliance Updates

Legal research tools, employment law updates, industry-specific legal memos & free online courses


Complimentary entrance to live monthly webinars on best practices

What's Next -> Series

Socials, leadership opportunities & high-quality educational programs in your own backyard

Links to NCHRA Partners