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.  

“Kathleen’s seminars are disruptive. They disrupt your old notions of how to run a desk, how to recruit and influence candidates in a social media world, how to win the loyalty and residual business of clients, and most of all, she disrupts the notion that “those who can’t do, teach.” Kathleen has done it, at Pinnacle levels for a sustained period, and teaches it with clarity, humor and energy.”

-Danny Cahill, President and Managing Partner, Hobson Associates

Upcoming Events

February 23, 2017

Annual Conference

KATHLEEN KURKE presents “Your Year of Volume and Velocity”

Location:  Associated Builders & Contractors Building:  1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN  37210

Reserve your space by email to Harriett Sawyer:  hsawyer@sawyersearch.com

or go to the PAY tab on this site

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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