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. 

Speaker Kathleen Kurke (C); Sponsors Pat Turner/EMInfo (L) and Judy Collins/Evergreen Contract Resources (R)

What's Just Happened!

Kathleen Kurke did indeed present a disruptive conference by sharing new ways to approach our business.  From dealing with our clients as well as our candidates.  All attendees will receive copies of her presentation for use in your firms.  TRA members will soon have access to Kathleen’s materials through our Members Only section.  

Upcoming Events


APRIL 26, 2017 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

100 Oaks Conference Room – downstairs, Entrance D

What Are You Reading?

What did you read during 2016—or maybe early in 2017—that was so good that you would recommend it to other recruiters? Maybe the book was focused on sales or motivation, or included some good tips on being better organized. Maybe it addressed legal issues in hiring, or dealt with human psychology in a unique way.

Or, maybe it just helped you “keep your head in the game.”  If you found it useful, bring it – or two – to tell us all about it.

BONUS!  Everyone who brings a book to discuss is eligible to win a $25 gift card to help buy your next book.

Even if you don’t have a recommendation of your own, come to the Brown Bag lunch and walk away with recommendations for what to add to your reading list.

We thank John Borrowman, Borrowman Baker for moderating this Brown Bag meeting and for donating the gift card!  See you on the 26th!

Reservations are not required but we’re interested in knowing who will be attending.  Email to TRA:  tratninifo@gmail.com

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.

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Looking for a reason 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
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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.


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