About Us


Proven Search Process of Locating & Screening Potential Candidates

For more than 33 years, TJA Staffing Services has provided excellence in executive search, management consulting, and training. As a full-service human resources firm, we understand the importance of confidentiality and long-term trust.

TJA Staffing Services is a 100% retained firm. All fees are assumed by our clients, the hiring organizations. To meet our clients' needs, we utilize a thorough, timely, and proven search process of locating and screening potential candidates. You can always expect the highest in ethical and quality standards. This disciplined and systematic approach is further distinguished by a commitment to service, which is not only promised but also guaranteed.

Our organization is honored with requests to handle high-level searches for HMOs and health systems of all sizes, hospitals, medical group practices, banks, and various other business entities. Our executive search component boasts a client list that includes blue-chip organizations with whom we maintain long-standing relationships.

In addition, TJA Staffing Services offers Management Consulting and Corporate Training Programs that are specifically tailored and customized to meet the needs of our clients.

Utilizing unique and innovative tools to approach training topics, we can design and Implement programs that vary from half-day seminars to a five-day training program.

We offer a variety of instrumented learning Profiles that provide a practical, personal, and nonjudgmental framework for exploring critical performance issues.

Our Leads Tom Adams & Jessica Taylor

Tom Adams

Tom Adams is a native Detroiter and graduate of Tuskegee University and has more than thirty years of senior management experience. He is the President and Founder of TJA Staffing Services (TJA), a full-service Human Resources and Management Consulting firm that specializes in executive search and corporate training on both a local and national level. Other areas of expertise include: Charter School management, coaching, political positioning, and relationship building, especially within the faith-based and non-profit sectors.

Tom is affiliated with more than twenty (20) community, civic, and business organizations. In 2011, he was recognized by the Michigan Chronicle as one of the City's "Men of Excellence." He is the President of the Chance for Life Organization, a prison-based transformational program that earned him the 2009 Dahlberg Peace Award for the incomparable services he and his team has provided to the Michigan Department of Corrections for more than 20 years. In 2014, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers. He served as Director of the Detroit Operations for both of Governor Rick Snyder's Campaigns. On January 11, 2013, Governor Snyder appointed him to the Michigan Appellate Defender Office Commission, and he was re-appointed in 2016. In 2014, he was appointed to the Substance Use Disorder Oversight Policy Board by the Wayne County Commission. In 2017, he was appointed as a Board Member to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) to serve as the Community Liaison.

Tom has worked for many years on various projects that deal with the problems facing the Detroit community. He has consistently demonstrated leadership and a vision of the future that encourages people to get involved. Tom is a champion of just causes with the personal skills, intelligence, and connections to make a difference.

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Jessica Taylor has more than twenty-years’ experience in executive recruitment & diversity training. She specializes in recruiting highly qualified diverse candidates for upper management positions, as well as plans, develop and coordinate the training activities for TJA. Her experience includes managing candidates throughout the interview process and making recommendations. Jessica also administers the DISC personality profile to the final candidates, assists with relocation and conducts background checks.

As the past Assistant to the Director of Training at Wayne State University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, her responsibilities included providing diversity training to workers, community groups and non-profits. She was also directly involved in the implementation of Peer Mediation Programs in the Detroit Public School System. Later, she served as the Mediation Coordinator and Volunteer Recruiter for the Catholic Youth Organization.

Civically, she has served on the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC) from 2011-2015. In 2015, Jessica was appointed by Governor Snyder to the Michigan Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity, and currently serves as the Vice Chair until June 21, 2021. In 2020, Governor Whitmer appointed Jessica to the Mental Health Diversion Council to represent community prisoner and jail reentry for a term of four years.

Jessica has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science Degree.