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. 

Dan Ryan

Jon Bartos

Jon is a premier thought leader, entrepreneur, trainer, speaker and consultant on all aspects of Human Capital, Talent Management and Human Performance Management. Jon Bartos was the founding partner of Executive Search Firm – Jonathan Scott International in 1999, Data Analytics software firm – Revenue Performance Management in 2008, and International Executive Search Firm – Global Performance Search in 2015.

As President and CEO of Jonathan Scott International in Ohio, Jon took the organization from start up to be an international leader in Healthcare IT and SAP talent management, which was acquired in 2012. JSI was a top 10% executive search and staffing firm winning 17 international awards in the MRINetwork. As of today, Jon has billed over 17 million in personal production. Starting GPS in 2015, Jon now manages one of the fastest growing retained search firms in the country. GPS is the leader in talent solutions for Workday, Data Analytics, Professional Services, Medical Practitioners, Logistics and Supply Chain Technologies.

Jon has also helped hundreds of business owners worldwide to achieve their maximum potential. Jon has also been a top-rated speaker at events all over the world. He has had an opportunity to speak with audiences in South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, Bulgaria, Australia, Greece, France, the UK and North America.

In the last 10 years Jon has published over 100 articles, 10 white papers and 4 eBooks on the above topics. He has a BS in Advertising and Marketing from Michigan State University and a MBA in International Marketing from Amberton University in Garland, Texas.

Jon also owns and operates the RedGate Farm and Vineyard in Quincy, Kentucky which is the future host to many training and coaching events upcoming.

Join us for the TRA Monthly Meeting WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Note: This is a Zoom Meeting

Cost: FREE for members, but registration is required. 

Topic: Recruiting and Staffing in the Giant Economic Wave of 2021

Led by: Jon Bartos

Are you ready to take advantage of the Giant Economic Wave happening right now?  Are you going to ride it into shore, crash and burn or sit this wave out?

In this session, Jon will cover the following:

  • The Things that Have Changed over the Last 24 Months
  • The Incredible Pent Up Demand for Talent
  • The need for Evolution of your Recruiting and Staffing Practice… or Die
  • The Four Functions of Recruiting and Staffing that need to be mastered
  • The Options for all Four –
  • Appoint Getters and Researchers…. Growing Demand
  • Cadences that Just Work to get People on the Phone!!!

 All the things we need to do as staffing and recruiting firms   – to take advantage of this Economic Explosion. Surfs Up!

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.