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. 

James Lemmons, Lemmtec

Next Monthly Member Meeting on June 26th, 11:30am @ Vanderbilt Health at 100 Oaks

Topic: Technology that works FOR you!

Tired of using an ATS that isn’t doing what you want it to? Wish you had a way to integrate programs you were always using?  Got too much to do to manage your website? Is technology more of a frustration then a friend? It doesn’t have to be that way. James Lemmons, from Lemmtec, will spend time talking through some helpful technology tips for recruiters.

In 2009, after working for other companies for 10 years, James started Lemmtec. For the last 10 years, his focus has been on serving small businesses, including the staffing and recruiting industry by providing software solutions that make sense. Whether building a website, building a custom ATS or creating a program to increase workflow efficiency, James is there every step of the way. Having lived in Middle Tennessee for his entire life, James has enjoyed working with companies across the state.James is passionate about making sure your technology works for you and isn’t making your job harder.

This is a Brown Bag Lunch Meeting! Bring a lunch and enjoy. Please take a moment to register:


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.