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. 

Donnie Gupton

Donnie Gupton

Join us for the TRA Monthly Meeting WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23rd, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Note: This is a Zoom Meeting

Cost: FREE for members, but registration is required. 

Topic: Donnie Helps Top Performing Recruitment Businesses Become the Authority In Their Market So They Can Get Consistent Lead Flow and Soar Above The Competition

Led by: Donnie Gupton

After several years running a digital agency focused exclusively on the staffing & recruiting industry and helping multiple businesses grow, Donnie wanted to share his secrets with the recruitment world. He has always believed that the best person to market your business… is you.

His mission is to help recruiters attract, recruit and hire people more efficiently by coaching them on how to digitally systemize their business and personal brand, enabling them to spend more time on connecting people with amazing opportunities.

The result is what he refers to as, “The Relevant Recruiter Method” – the ability to dominate your market, generate a steady flow of inbound calls with your ideal prospects and be the top of mind choice when the need arises. When you have this, you can stop cold calling, chasing clients, wasting money on marketing that doesn’t work and focus your efforts on what you do best….recruit!

Donnie’s core purpose for working with recruiters?
Disrupt the industry and help my clients truly stand out and share their value. There are a lot of recruiters just rushing to put bodies in seats with no care for the client or candidate…. He wants to CRUSH these individuals and make them irrelevant by making you the MOST relevant.

He has now successfully helped 100’s of recruiters implement The Relevant Recruiter Method and scale their business.
Maybe he can be a resource for you as well!

Registration is FREE for members, but you must to receive the meeting link:

Please register, so we can ensure you have the appropriate information for the event.

    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.