Governor Peter Shumlin announced today that he has tapped Jean O’Sullivan, a long-time Burlington Democrat, to fill the Vermont House of Representatives seat formerly held by Representative Mark Larson, who stepped down in July to serve as head of Department of Vermont Health Access. “I am very pleased to make this announcement today,” Shumlin said. “I was sent three very strong candidates for the post. I believe that Jean brings public service experience that will enable her to hit the ground running at the State House, and she shares my commitment to the issues, particularly on renewable energy and the war on recidivism. She will serve her constituents well.” O’Sullivan’s elected positions include three terms as Burlington Ward Seven City Councilor, two terms as Burlington Justice of the Peace, three terms as Burlington Ward Seven Clerk, and more. In addition, she has served on the Vermont Board of Private Investigators, Board of Optometry and Department of Employment Security Committee to Review Unemployment Compensation. She previously worked at GunnAllen Financial, AG Edwards & Sons, Inc, and Merrill Lynch, and owned a small business. She will be sworn into office when lawmakers return to the State House in January.
continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s not uncommon when sorting through a pile of résumés to come across a familiar name. If a former employee applies for a position with the organization they once left, is rehiring them a stroke of luck or a terrible mistake?One of the biggest advantages to hiring a previous employee is that they are a known commodity: You know their personality, work ethic and skills. That knowledge goes both ways: They know the company’s procedures, culture and goals. If a good fit for rehire, they can offer significantly reduced retraining cost. But how do you decide if they are a good candidate? We offer some criteria to evaluate.1. What was their past performance? The single most important thing for you to consider is their previous track record. What was their performance while at your credit union? Did they bump along the bottom or continually exceed expectations? Did their coworkers enjoy working with them, or did they sow workplace strife and frustration? read more