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. 

Jenna Waites

As the founder of 3 companies, a recovering engineer and 2-time Peace Corps volunteer, Jenna has learned how to combine her analytical, systems-based engineering background with an innovative and creative approach to develop custom business solutions for seemingly insurmountable issues.

For the past 8 years as CEO of Waites Ventures, she has utilized her knowledge and experience to assist small business owners create streamlined processes that allow them to spend more time doing what they love while growing their businesses and increasing profits.

Her mission is to assist entrepreneurs in achieving their dreams instead of drowning in them.

Learn more about Jenna:


Next Monthly Member Meeting on August 28th, 11:30am @ Vanderbilt Health at 100 Oaks

Topic: Operation Autopilot Series Part 2

In the fast paced, demanding world we live in, things always seem to jump in our way to throw us off track. Yet we don’t have to let these things derail our progress towards achieving our dreams in our business…and lives.

 We’re having Jenna Waites, business growth consultant, come to our August meeting to give us the tools necessary to smooth out the road to reaching our goals!

 If you ever struggle with time management, prioritizing, or want to just make sure you don’t get into a rut you can’t jump out of, this is a can’t miss meeting.

 This is the second in our 3-part workshop series where you receive actionable techniques from each component of her Power Business Process SystemTM that allows you to:

  • Reclaim your time
  • Increase profits
  • Eliminate business operations headache

 August 28th – Session 2: Rev Up Roadmap

Unlock the secrets to quick and sustainable growth that will ALSO allow you time to see your kid’s soccer games, have a date night, or just sleep.

 October 23rd – Session 3: Domination Design

Receive the 5 vital practices necessary to set up your business to run on autopilot.

Anyone who attends 2 of the 3 sessions will get a 1 hour complimentary one-on-one business assessment call with Jenna after the training that is designed to uncover their biggest struggles and offer tips to get over any speedbumps they have. Each session is stand-alone, you do not have to attend all three for the material to be useful.

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.

Lunch Pricing:

$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.