Tennessee Recruiters Association (TRA) is a professional association of recruiters engaged in the temporary and permanent staffing, placement and executive search industry. Together we form a cooperative group of professionals who seek to achieve excellence in the industry through member attended educational opportunities and forums discussing and sharing best practices within the industry.
Collectively we are talented, creative, action-oriented people, who seek to learn, educate and grow within the ever-changing recruiting industry.We are devoted to building and maintaining the highest standards of ethical practices of our profession and in so doing are associated with NAPS The National Association of Personnel Services.
The National Association of Personnel Services has been the staffing industry educator since 1961 and enjoys its reputation as the oldest industry association. We continue to maintain the position as the search and staffing industry educator.

Professional Development

The TRA proactively serves its membership by planning and hosting industry specific educational initiatives where information and professional skills relative to the staffing and recruiting industry are shared by subject matter experts. In addition to lunch meetings held approximately every six to eight weeks, occasional informal gatherings are hosted which create professionally cooperative environments and forums for open discussion and further development of best practices within the industry. Each meeting qualifies for CEU’s (Continuing Education Units).

Once a year, the TRA will also host an annual training conference, bringing to Nashville a nationally recognized elite performer and presenter in the industry. This level of training and skill development would be otherwise cost prohibitive to the individual staffing or executive search professional.

As a nationally recognized affiliate of NAPS, The National Association of Personnel Services, the TRA coordinates the preparation classes and qualifying exams to achieve professional certification, as well as conducts continuing education events for maintaining A professional certification of the following designations:


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.