About the NJCA

The New Jersey Compensation Association (NJCA) was founded in the early 1950's by a small group of personnel generalists from manufacturing companies in the Newark, New Jersey area. The original purpose was to establish a relationship for sharing wage and salary information. Word spread and the Association grew rapidly.

Today, the NJCA is composed of Total Reward professionals from more than fifty diverse companies located throughout northern and central New Jersey (90,000+ total employees in the state of New Jersey). The mission, as stated in its bylaws, is to "provide individuals, active in total reward management, an opportunity to meet and discuss matters of mutual interest." The NJCA is part of the Group Partnership Network (GPN) of WorldatWork, an international not-for-profit professional association dedicated to knowledge leadership in disciplines associated with attracting, retaining and motivating employees (formerly known as American Compensation Association or ACA). WorldatWork's GPN is an alliance of independent compensation, benefits and human resources organizations.

We meet at different venues in New Jersey roughly five or six times a year, usually every other month. Our meetings include informal discussions over breakfast or dinner, Total Rewards related presentations with guest speakers, and segments allowing for open discussion and member company news.

The benefits of becoming a member of the NJCA include:

  • Free admission to NJCA sponsored meetings,
  • Substantial discounts for educational programs offered by  WorldatWork,
  • A membership directory along with company profiles to allow members to network and exchange information and ideas throughout the year.

Membership is generally by company as well as certain individual contributors who maintain an active total reward program. There is a nominal company membership fee which includes an unlimited number of corporate members.

If you are interested in joining the NJCA or if you were previously a member and wish to rejoin, please click here and select the options that best applies.

If you want to know more about us please contact our Membership Chair at membership@njca.org