Tennessee Recruiters Association

TRA is a non-profit trade association, developed exclusively for third party recruitment firms; we are professionally active, organized to serve its members through industry-specific educational workshops designed to teach current trends and skills relative to the staffing and recruiting industry.

  • Workshop events: quarterly, speaker-led meetings include lunch
  • Informal collaborative gatherings: monthly, informal exchanges of best and current practices within the industry; free.
  • Annual training conference: Nationally recognized elite performers with in the industry. Highest level of training and skill development becomes accessible to the individual and firms.

TRA is the Tennessee affiliate chapter of NAPS, (National Association of Personnel Services); our meetings support your firm’s recruiters achieve professional certification. 

John Borrowman



Next Monthly Member Meeting on July 25th, 11:30am @ Vanderbilt Health at 100 Oaks

Brown Bag Discussion Topic: MPC Tactics

MPC’s Take Another Look! One of the joys of the recruiting profession is individuality: there are about as many ways of doing it as there are people doing it. Where that leads us, paradoxically, is that the longer we work in the profession the more we are inclined to think the way we are doing things is the best way to get them done. It never hurts to test that premise.

The next TRA Brown Bag will focus on MPC’s. What is the definition you operate with? Do you market through calls or emails? Given your industry, how long does it take for no response to become “no, thanks”? How much of the process do you share with the candidate?

Leverage the wisdom of the group to double-check how you work with MPC’s.

John Borrowman began recruiting in the business valuation/ litigation support profession before BV/LS was cool. He regularly helps employers and rising professionals make more informed choices. His perspective is the result of over 20 years spent recruiting exclusively in this unique profession.  John’s high integrity and rigorous attention to detail produce the best possible result for those he serves.

He has been a presenter at national valuation conferences for ASA, AICPA and NACVA. He has delivered webinars on the subject of hiring and retention for NACVA and Practice Builder Academy. He is an Affiliate Member of ASA, and active in the Nashville Chapter. John holds the CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) designation from the National Association of Personnel Services.

A long-time volunteer reader and describer with Houston Taping for the Blind, John’s work enabled blind patrons of stage plays, musicals and even the Houston Rodeo to enjoy live performances. You can hear his voice on books checked out through the Library of Congress Talking Book Program. He also served on the National Board of Directors of Screen Actors Guild.

Location of Our Monthly Meetings:

Once you arrive at 100 Oaks, Choose Entrance D and you’ll find the 1st Level Conference Room to the left of escalators.

Professional Development

The TRA proactively serves its membership by planning and hosting recruiting industry specific educational initiatives where information and skills are presented by subject matter experts.

Best Practices

Consistent with the objectives of TRA, we want every member to experience a professional, collaborative and safe place to exchange ideas and information to advance their professional practice and our industry.

Reasons to Join TRA

  • Stay current on laws and best practices
  • Network with your peers
  • Support of NAPS Certification
  • Receive continuing education
  • Obtain credibility in the market place

Certification and Continuing Education

The TRA coordinates the preparation classes and qualifying exams to achieve professional certification, as well as conducts continuing education events for maintaining professional certification through NAPS. Find out more here.


Regular Meeting Location

Monthly meetings are held at Vanderbilt Health in 100 Oaks Mall. Click CONTACT above for map and detailed directions. TRA will meet at 100 Oaks/Vanderbilt Medical Group in the first floor conference room -- enter through entrance D which is at the middle of the front of the mall (see picture on the website); conference room is behind the escalator and stairway.  Monthly meetings are typically held on the 4th Wednesday each month.  Watch the calendar and emails for announcements and any changes.

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