Martin Sullivan Jr. Joins Sapelo Insurance

Former GA Agricultural Commissioner Staff Member
Joins Insurance Division of Sullivan’s 

Martin Sullivan, Jr

Martin Sullivan, Jr

Martin Sullivan, Jr. has joined Sapelo Insurance, a division of the Sullivan Group, as a licensed property and casualty insurance agent. He is the third generation to join the Sullivan family business.

As a graduate of Hamden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Sullivan went to Atlanta to begin working on Gary Black’s grassroots campaign for Georgia Agricultural Commissioner.  Sullivan then served as a Special Assistant to the elected Commissioner and moved up to the position of Senior Advisor to Agricultural for Policy and Outreach, where he worked with legislators and local elected officials on legislative policy and constituent issues.

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Sullivan’s Promotes Spencer Duff to Staffing Recruiter

Savannah Staffing Firm Advances Recruiter 

Spencer Duff Sullivan's Staffing Savannah GA

Spencer Duff, Sullivan’s Staffing, Savannah GA

Spencer Duff has been promoted to a staffing recruiter by Sullivan’s Staffing.  She will continue to serve Savannah area employers by helping them to recruit and hire employees.

Spencer’s prior experience in customer service as an administrative assistant for Sullivan’s made this a natural transition within the company. In her new role as a staffing specialist, Spencer will be in charge of recruiting, application processing, interviewing, hiring, and terminations.  She will also conduct pre-screening, which may consist of a background, drug test, credit, and reference check on behalf of employers

Spencer moved to Savannah from Bethesda, Maryland, where she was pursuing a degree in education at Stevenson University in Baltimore.

Sullivan’s Staffing, a Sullivan Group Company, is a Savannah based company, locally owned and operated for over 25 years. The experienced human resource team takes the burden off employers by specializing in interviewing, hiring, testing and placement of qualified individuals into management, administration, medical, technical and industrial positions.

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Experienced Staffing Expert Comes to Savannah

Former Foreign Language Interpreter Coordinator Joins Sullivan’s Staffing 

Randa Shamseddine of Sullivan's Staffing, Savannah

Randa Shamseddine of Sullivan’s Staffing, Savannah

Randa Shamseddine has joined the growing ranks of Sullivan’s Staffing Company as a staffing specialist serving Savannah area employers.

Randa worked in Clearwater at the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community
Services, as the foreign language interpreter coordinator where her responsibilities included interviewing, recruiting, training and evaluating interpreters for the healthcare field.

Randa’s enthusiasm for her profession is evident, “I am thrilled that Sullivan’s Staffing was able to identify my transferable skills from my previous employment and has allowed me to become a part of their team as a Staffing Specialist.”

In her new role as a staffing specialist, Randa will be in charge of recruiting, application processing, interviewing, hiring, and terminations. She will also conduct pre-screening, which may consist of a background, drug test, credit, and reference check on behalf of employers.

Sullivan’s Staffing, a Sullivan Group Company, is a Savannah based company, locally owned and operated for over 25 years. The experienced human resource team takes the burden off employers by specializing in interviewing, hiring, testing and placement of qualified individuals into management, administration, medical, technical and industrial positions.

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Student Hiring Process Simulated for Maritime Firms

Savannah Staffing Firm Simulates Hiring Process for Students

Members of the Savannah Maritime Logistics Education Task Force

(L-R) David “Fish” Mihuta – Freightliner of Savannah Brendan Ferrara – Savannah Technical College Billy Robinson – Port City Logistics Pat Yovich – First Class Marketing Solutions McLeod Rominger – Colonial Oil Danica Grone – DSI Companies Lee Whitley – Matson Logistics Heather Alkire – Urgent Care 24/7 Dr. Barbara Prosser – Effingham College & Career Academy Right Photo: Kym Hogan of Sticky Fingers Catering, Tammy Monroe of Matson Logistics, Martha Sullivan of Sullivan's Staffing

Student hiring for candidates wishing to pursue careers in the logistics industry has been taken to a new level. High school students were able to begin paid internships on Monday, March 18, with the help of Sullivan’s Staffing, who partnered with the Maritime Logistics Education Task Force (MLET), known for their successful “Follow the Container” project. The task force business partners wanted high school students to experience the entire hiring process, as if they were applying for a job after graduation.

Under the visionary leadership of David Mihuta, 30 applicants were narrowed down to 12 students, who are all college or technical school candidates.  Each student was selected to participate in the MLET program from Savannah area high schools, including Jenkins, Groves, Johnson, and Woodville-Tompkins.

In order to complete the real world experience, two days were set aside by volunteer business professionals on the task force to prepare the students for jobs and interviews.  Pat Yovich, a Business Educator, Developer and Wellness Coach, led the class through a series of soft skills, including how to write a cover letter and resume, as well as what to say and do in an interview.

One on one mock interview sessions were then held with over 15 human resource professionals representing the USCG Marine Safety Unit, U.S. Coast Guard, Sullivan’s Staffing, Georgia Ports, TICO, Sticky Fingers, Port City Logistics, MetroPorts, Matson Logistics, and JIT Warehousing and Logistics.

One task force member, Image Hotels, went one step further by gathering proper business attire so the students could “look the part”.

Martha Sullivan and Kim Jones of Sullivan’s Staffing walked each student through the application process, which included establishing references, completing a skills test, background check, and even a drug test. Each corresponding employer was then set up with an optional web time clock to track time for the student.

Each student will work after school in paid internships for five days a week, four hours per day, for a 10-week period at participating logistics companies including Port City Logistics, Matson Logistics, United Arab Shipping Co., John S. James Co., JIT Warehousing, JCB Inc., HWC Logistics, DAMCO, CLG Coastal Logistics Group and Alliance Customs Clearance.

About MLET 

The Maritime Logistics Education Taskforce (MLET) was formed in partnership with the Propeller Club-Port of Savannah, Savannah Traffic Club, Savannah Maritime Association, IFFCBA, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Navy League Savannah Council. It is the mission of MLET to reach, educate and grow the current and future workforce of the logistics and maritime industry in Savannah and surrounding coastal areas. The team is made up of passionate professionals who want to inspire the youth of today and inform them about the wealth of career opportunities surrounding waterfront trade. These professionals donate their time and resources to develop and implement programs to help students understand “What is Logistics?”

 

 

 

 

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Networking, Belief in Yourself and a Positive Attitude

Highlights from Joan Lunden’s Trip to Savannah

Joan Lunden at the Smart Women's Expo Savannah GA 2012Joan Lunden, the former Good Morning America star, spoke at the St. Joseph’s / Candler Smart Women’s Expo on September 19, 2012.  She shared her own keys to success in career and life, as well as from some of the successful businessmen she interviewed over the years.

Enthusiasm, a positive attitude and having transferrable skills as you reinvent yourself for your next job were a key theme to her uplifting talk.  Joan also placed a lot of importance on networking, because people really want to help others.

Here are Joan’s top 10 keys to success:

  1. Don’t wait for good things to happen!  Go out and make it.
  2. Find a way to get on the playing field where you want to be.
  3. Be open to opportunities and be willing to take a risk.
  4. Whenever someone ask if you can do something, say YES!  Then figure out how you will do it.  If you make every assignment shine, it will equal success.
  5. Find good mentors.
  6. Perseverance outweighs education.   While education is important, it does not replace learning on the job and sticking with it.
  7. Remove failure as an option.
  8. Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude.
  9. Keep life in balance, your health in check and appreciate the little things in life.
  10. It’s never too late to change your life.  Just when you think it’s over, it’s time to reinvent yourself again, so write your own life story.

 

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