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. 

Greg Doersching

Join us for the TRA Monthly Meeting on March 25th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm @ Vanderbilt Health at 100 Oaks

Topic: Hindsight in 2020 

It’s finally happened – I’ve been around Recruiting long enough to have developed real hindsight. After 27 years in Recruiting, making hundreds of placements, coaching thousands of Recruiters I can now definitively say – this is what works best.  That’s what we’re going to spend this session on – talking about the absolute, no questions asked, these are the things that absolutely make the difference between the average biller and the true Top Producer.  Some will shock you; some will awe you and some will make you ask “really?” but all of them will help you significantly impact your production.

Speaker: Greg Doersching 

Greg Doersching is the award-winning Creator and President of Next Level Coaching – one of the most comprehensive Recruiting Training/Owner Consulting programs in the country.  He is also the President of the Griffin Search Group a National Search Firm focused on Direct Hire Management recruiting.

For over 20 years Greg has been recognized as one of the most innovative voices in the recruiting industry.  He is an International Trainer and has presented hundreds of workshops and Keynote Addresses for the National Association of Personnel Services, American Staffing Association and the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services, Fordyce Forum and numerous Regional, State, and Local groups.  He is consistently rated as one of the top presenters for each conference and is the recipient of the NAPS Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the Recruiting Industry.

He currently consults with many nationally known staffing and recruiting agencies where he helps these firms improve their overall recruiting process.  He is an expert in creating and establishing Direct Hire and Contract recruiting divisions, his knowledge and process have taken contract and temporary firms to new levels of productivity.  There are very few Trainers/Consultants who are true “students” of our industry the way Greg is and the knowledge he can share drastically improves recruiting production.

Greg has also mentored and trained thousands of recruiters, his thorough style and step-by-step training approach develop a core foundation of recruiting excellence that is hard to beat.

Recognized as one of the “Top Producers” for the state of Wisconsin – he served for 2 years as the President of the Wisconsin Association of Personnel Services.

He is an avid fisherman and hunter and has been known to trade consulting services for a chance to go hunting or fishing in new places.  He heads the Sportsman’s Ministry for FRCC and is a member of Safari Club International, North American Hunting Club, Whitetails Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited.  He is also active in musical theater where he has had lead roles in Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Music Man, Camelot and more. Greg is the father of 2 boys, Griffin (age 21) a Division 1 all-American baseball player for Northern Kentucky University and Greysen (age 13) will be the next middle linebacker for the Green Bay Packers; Greg’s wife Jessi is also a converted hunter and the one who keeps Greg organized and on schedule!

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.


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$20.00 Regular Member Pricing

$35.00 Non-Member Pricing

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.