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. 

Next Monthly Member Meeting on June 27th, 11:30am

Speaker: Jennifer Way

Jennifer Way is a national speaker and consultant on hiring, developing top talent, and building personal career management strategies. Her passion is highlighting people’s unique skills and abilities, so they can express those skills through their work.

She is the founder of Way Solutions, an HR consulting firm that aligns retention strategies with personal career management. Her clients include CareerBuilder, Nissan, Disney, Microsoft, HCA, and many more. Prior to her current company, she served at marchFIRST, KPMG, and led field recruiting for Dollar General Corporation.

Jennifer frequently speaks, blogs and consults on behalf of CareerBuilder. She authored several of their learning solutions and often facilitates workshops on their behalf.

VIDEO LINK :  https://waysolutions.sharefile.com/d-s1ab402a2bc04e6ca

Topic for June 27th Meeting:

Magnetize Your Candidate Experience:  Attract the right ones and repel the wrong ones!

Description: Candidate behavior has dramatically shifted as has the economy and candidate market. 91% of job seekers say that your employment brand affects whether or not they decide to APPLY to your positions. What does this mean for recruiters and agencies?  This session offers practical examples of how to create candidate experiences that align with the employment brand and culture. Empower your team with the insights and data that will protect your candidate pool for years to come.

Learning Objectives:

1) Understand the candidate mindset and how to attract top talent and repel the wrong talent.

2) Empower candidates with the right information to ensure better hires.

3) Implement practices that ensure the health of your team and future talent pool.

Jennifer’s book, Caffeinate Your Career, is a collection of career management activities to pair with your morning coffee ritual, which can be purchased at www.caffeinateyourcareer.com.


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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