Diary of a recruitment entrepreneur


October 20, 2020
A man applies for a new job at an open laptop

BLOG: There are jobs galore – but that does not tell the full story

Recent figures show there are 1.2 millions jobs currently available in the UK. But that surprising number certainly does not tell the full story.
October 13, 2020
Anthony McCormack receives the TEAM award from their Jackie Torr

NEWS: Macstaff wins TEAM Member of the Year award

Six months after Macstaff were ‘presented’ with the prestigious TEAM Member of the Year award, MD Anthony McCormack finally got the silverware in his hands to celebrate properly.
September 24, 2020
A small plastic figure dressed in a raincoat has his hand in the air on a map of Europe

BLOG: Why job candidates should look outside of Europe post-Brexit

In the post-Brexit landscape, MD Anthony McCormack says to job candidates: Why limit your employment options to the UK or the EU when Britain is moving towards working collaboratively with the rest of the world?
September 24, 2020
A happy female member of staff works on a laptop

BLOG: With Brexit, global searches help clients see the ‘bigger picture’

Macstaff are now able to leverage the power of NPA's global network to source candidates on a global scale, to fill positions in the UK and around the world.
September 2, 2020
MD Anthony McCormack smiling with his thumb up

NEWS: Macstaff receives industry praise for its leading Twitter platform

Macstaff has received praise for its social media output from Firefish Software's ‘Six recruitment agencies that do Twitter right’.
August 18, 2020
A sad looking man holds his salary in his hand

BLOG: Is your salary on the money during a pandemic?

Are you worth more than what you are getting paid? Finding the answer to that question is a tough ask. Anthony McCormack gives some ideas as the best way to go about finding the answer and crucially, how to keep salary issues in perspective while doing so.
August 12, 2020
A lady holds a book open while looking happy in an office

BLOG: Managing your career in the wake of the COVID pandemic

The trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic may well have forced people to concentrate short-term but Anthony McCormack argues that working on a long-term plan is still extremely important.
July 21, 2020
A picture of a construction site with the sun setting in the background

BLOG: Can we really build our way out of a recession?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hoping the country can build its way out of an impending recession. Anthony McCormack looks at the economic and political policies that could make that happen...or not.
July 2, 2020
didi rugby logo

BLOG: New partnership with fantastic children’s sports provider – and my sister!

Macstaff are delighted to announce a new partnership with didi rugby and MD Anthony McCormack has known their founder and CEO all of his life...quite literally.
June 25, 2020
Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack with four clocks showing time zones from all over the world

BLOG: A global recruiting business means time checks time and time again

A day in the life of a global recruiter is challenging, varied and fast-paced. And dealing with so many time zones keeps Anthony McCormack on his toes.
June 17, 2020
Anthony McCormack standing by a Macstaff banner

BLOG: New job response rates are sky high as economic issues become real

Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack finds response rates to job applications are going sky high as the UK's furlough scheme starts to wind down
May 27, 2020
Two people conduct an interview on Hinterview software

Hinterview software will aid recruitment during and after pandemic

With COVID-19 having a huge effect on the recruitment industry, Macstaff and Mosaic have invested in a new interview software that makes the 'remote' online interview a whole lot easier for both clients and candidates alike.
April 20, 2020
Cranes dominate the skyline of a construction site

BLOG: Health and safety of workers is imperative as construction sites debate return to work

As the UK looks tentatively towards an end to coronavirus lockdown, Anthony McCormack says there are some big questions facing a construction industry which has clear and obvious problems enforcing social distancing. Careful and informed decisions are now needed.
April 1, 2020
A father holds hands and leads his child towards a lovely sunset

NEWS: Macstaff announces partnership with the Trauma Recovery Centre

Macstaff is proud to announce a working partnership with the Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC), its first charity support work. Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack explains why the venue is close to his heart.
March 24, 2020
A computer has the words 'be kind' showing on it

BLOG: COVID-19 means there has never been a greater need for empathy

Macstaff MD urges the recruitment industry to be kind, compassionate and show empathy during the COVID-19 crisis but says 'let's be courageous and face adversity head on'
March 4, 2020
Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack addresses a room of people telling them about new products

NEWS: New products and services to provide boost for the recruitment industry

Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack explains why a stagnant UK economy has inspired him to come up with some new products to boost the recruitment industry.
January 7, 2020
A man walks into a room through double doors looking confident

BLOG: New year, new challenge…I am studying for an MBA

It's a new year, so Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack is seeking a new challenge and going back to school to study for an MBA
December 21, 2019
Three friendly looking ghosts wave their arms

BLOG: T’was the night before Christmas – Recruitment Ghosts

A visit from three ghosts on the nght before Christmas gives MD Anthony McCormack food for thought about an exciting future for Macstaff recruitment.
November 27, 2019
Scrabble pieces spell out the word recession

Blog – Recession-ready recruitment – Employers November 2019

In the second part of our 'recession-ready' blog series, MD Anthony McCormack gives a series of tips to help employers find their way through stormy seas.
November 14, 2019
An industrial estate is quiet during a recession

BLOG: Recession-ready recruitment – Agencies November 2019

Whisper it gently but there is likely to be a recession just around the corner. Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack offers a reassuring pep-talk of what's needed to batten down the hatches and get through it successfully.

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