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NAAAHR NJ FAQs
WHY JOIN NAAAHR?
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HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF NAAAHR?
Visit us on line at www.naaahr.org and join online with a credit card, or download the membership application and mail the application and payment to the national office. Be sure to indicate that your chapter affiliation is with the New Jersey Chapter.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN NAAAHR?
National Membership categories and costs:
- Student Member: $30 (annual)
- Professional Member: $175 (annual)
- Lifetime Member: $1500
NAAAHR New Jersey Local Member/Friend Annual Cost: $85
- We offer a local member/friend level for small business owners and any HR professionals who are interested
in having a relationship that does not include access to National perquisites, e.g. 30% discount to DeVry University classes and discounted attendance at the bi-annual National Conference. (You do not have to join the National Organization to become an NJ Member/Friend. Payment can be made by check to our office or via PayPal. We are updating our website to accept payments by 7/1/20)
HOW CAN I PAY MY NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP DUES?
You can pay your dues on line with a credit or debit card. Please note: The National website has an auto-renewal feature, which you must opt out of to avoid having your credit card automatically charged at the one-year end of your member year.
You can mail your check, along with your membership application to: NAAAHR New Jersey, 41 Watchung Plaza, Suite 365, Montclair, NJ 07042
You can also request an invoice via our Contact Us tab if you or your sponsoring company require one .
WHAT IS A MEMBERSHIP YEAR?
NAAAHR and NAAAHR New Jersey recognize an anniversary year as your membership year.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY RENEWAL NOTICE?
You will begin to receive renewal reminders via email 60 days prior to your membership expiration date. You will receive several friendly email reminders that will continue 10 days after your membership has expired. The reminders will stop once your membership is renewed or 10 days after your membership has expired. As noted above, to avoid an auto-renewal charge on your credit card, you will need to opt out of that feature.
ARE NAAAHR MEMBERSHIP DUES TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
No. The NAAAHR membership dues are not tax deductible.
ARE MEMBERSHIP DUES REFUNDABLE?
No. The NAAAHR membership dues are not refundable.
WHEN WILL I GET MY MEMBERSHIP CARD?
Membership cards are actually downloadable from the National site after joining the organization. NJ members/friends will receive their membership cards along with their welcome gift.
WILL I GET A WELCOME PACKET FROM MY LOCAL CHAPTER OR FROM THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION?
Each local chapter has its own welcome packet. The National organization does not have a “welcome packet”. NAAAHR New Jersey new members receive a welcome gift and in addition, members always receive discounts or free admission to chapter-sponsored events.
IS MY MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERABLE IF I RELOCATE TO ANOTHER LOCATION WITH A LOCAL CHAPTER?
Yes, your National membership is transferable within NAAAHR chapters. Just contact the national office via email and/or telephone call to request a chapter transfer. The national office will make the change free of charge.
ARE THERE ANY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS?
Most of the training opportunities are available on a local level, however, as a New Jersey member, you will also receive updates for webinars that are sponsored and marketed by other chapters. Many chapters are seeking approval for HRCI credits. Both the national office and local chapters will sponsor webinars that may receive HRCI credit approval. Also, national conference attendees have the opportunity to receive HRCI credits for approved sessions.
IS THERE A FEE TO ATTEND LOCAL CHAPTER MEETINGS AND EVENTS?
Most local chapters offer free or reduced admission to paid NAAAHR members, but each chapter is different. Some will provide light meals and/or snacks and/or key speakers requiring a fee. New Jersey meet-ups are free unless a meal is planned for in-person events.
IF I REFER SOMEONE TO NAAAHR, IS THERE SOME TYPE OF REWARD SYSTEM FOR REFERRALS?
No, we don’t have a referral reward system in place at this time. Some chapters, including NAAAHR New Jersey, will “shine a spotlight” on members who are doing great work in their profession of choice, in their community, or to support the development of a more junior HR professional or a student. (This is not an all-inclusive list of actions/activities that might result in a member being “spotlighted.”)
HOW DO I ACCESS THE NJ CHAPTER MEMBER PORTAL TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CURRENT HR NEWS, LEARNING MATERIALS, JOB POSTINGS, BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS INFORMATION, ETC.?
If you are a current member who has listed New Jersey as your chapter, you will be able to access the Member Portal.
HOW OFTEN DOES THE NAAAHR HOST CONFERENCES FOR ALL MEMBERS TO GET TOGETHER ON A NATIONAL LEVEL?
It really depends on the needs of our members, the economy, and the HR profession. National hosts bi-annual conferences, but regional chapters also host conferences, which will be announced on the NAAAHR New Jersey website.
Connect with other HR professionals in the area so you feel connected. The environment is comfortable enough to discuss work challenges, exchange ideas for personal and professional growth and connect in a supportive space with people whose experiences and perspectives are different from your own. And p.s. we know how to have fun!
Each chapter is operated independently, allowing them to bring in subject matter experts who focus on industry trends for their respective geographic areas.
Chapters expose members to speakers focused on finance, money management, job search, investments, legal updates, and other areas that empower and strengthen our members and professional partnerships thanks to our alliances with the NJ Chapter of the Black MBA Association and the Garden State Bar Association.