Talent Connections excels at creating solid networks because it stays central in the recruiting industry's top professional associations and educational programs. In many cases, Talent Connections has founded the organization or leads the pack. As a result, the company and its executives are seen as a mainstay by their own peers.
The principal and founder of Talent Connections held the lead role as 2006 and 2007 Chapter president for SHRM-Atlanta (the Society for Human Resource Management), HR's most revered association. The Atlanta Chapter grew to 2300 members under his leadership making it the largest city chapter in the US. With over 400 volunteers—SHRM-Atlanta is a major force in the HR community. Tom Darrow is currently on the Board of Directors and was founder and prior chair of the SHRM-Atlanta Consultant's Forum PEG. But Talent Connections involvement doesn't stop in Atlanta. Its principal serves as one of 15 chosen from 200 applicants for the SHRM National Workforce Staffing and Deployment expert panel.
The company is likewise very active in the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). The TAG Recruiting Society, which focuses on sharing and developing recruiting best practices, was founded by Talent Connections' principal. Tom is also a member of the TAG Board of Directors.
In addition, Talent Connections is an active member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Talent Connections executives are also frequent speakers at conferences and workshops on topics related to improving corporate recruiting processes.