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. 

Dr. Gregg Steinberg

Dean Da Costa

Enterprise Sourcing Practice Lead at a Fortune 100 company.

Join us for the TRA Monthly Meeting WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Note: This is a Zoom Meeting

Cost: FREE for members, but registration is required. 

Topic: Sourcing Linkedin without Linkedin Recruiter

Led by: Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa ( The Search Authority) is a decorated veteran and recognized sourcing expert with more than 30 years of experience. He writes The Search Authority, one of the most influential blogs in the business.

Dean began his career while in the military, connecting the dots from resume writing to making employer contacts for fellow service members who were entering civilian life.

Dean is a recognized leader in the areas of recruiting hacking, research and find what cant be found, possessing certifications in OSINT, Ethical Hacking, PM, Programming and more.

He has spoken at numerous conferences to include Sourcecon, Talent42, And Recruiting trends. Author of “The Book of recruiting; Da Costa Style” and “OSINT for the Staffing World”. Producer of “the Search Authority” Podcast and the Dean Da Costa You Tube Channel.

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.
    100oaks

    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.