Diary of a recruitment entrepreneur
May 21, 2019
In Part 1 of this blog, Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack detailed 10 of the 21 big bad black marks that can tarnish an employer's ‘employer brand’ during the hiring process. In Part 2, here are numbers 11 to 21 and, like in the first part of this blog, suggestions for some easy fixes on all accounts.
May 17, 2019
With more jobs than candidates in the market at the time of writing, employers need to make the hiring process as smooth as possible to attract the people they want. So Anthony McCormack has listed the top 20 'complaints' about that process - and then held a mirror up to them to propose some obvious solutions. Here is the first 10 on either side.
May 3, 2019
Recruitment remains a major challenge for companies up and down the UK in virtually every industry sector, so Anthony McCormack suggests businesses should try harder to recruit, and then hold on to, the best candidates.
April 25, 2019
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?
April 19, 2019
Macstaff’s approval as a corporate member of worldwide recruitment network, NPA, opens up a range of new benefits for employers looking to open up options in global recruitment, as MD Anthony McCormack explains.
April 19, 2019
Staff at one of Macstaff's key clients, Walsall-based Sertronics, explain the positive impact that MD Anthony McCormack has had on their business.
April 3, 2019
Macstaff's approval as a corporate member of worldwide recruitment network, NPA, now means the company can offer a unique service to job candidates who are looking to move from North America to Europe - and vice versa.
March 1, 2019
Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack explains why membership of recruiters' network TEAM has numerous benefits for both his company and the clients and candidates he deals with.
February 1, 2019
Macstaff was three years old in February 2019 and to celebrate, MD Anthony McCormack is offering a free third placement to new customers. Find out the full details of the offer and Anthony's reflections on the growth of the business in this blog.
March 1, 2018
Being interviewed on a webcam or video conference may save you travelling costs but there are still plenty of things that you need to get right to give yourself the very best chance of being successful on the day. Anthony McCormack shares a series of tips and tricks to help you learn how to be well prepared.
February 1, 2018
Being interviewed on a telephone can be very different from being there in person and there are plenty of things that you need to get right to give yourself the best chance of being successful on the day. Anthony McCormack shares a series of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your opportunity.
December 1, 2017
October 31, 2017
Everyone has at least a bit of 'pre-game nerves' before they start a new job. Here are 18 top tips to make sure those all-important first few days go as smoothly as possible.
September 30, 2017
Employees should always expect a counter-offer from a company they are about to leave if they are doing a good job. It shouldn't be a surprise. But it often is. Here is some advice to help you get past that counter offer and onto the job you are heading for.
September 1, 2017
Anthony McCormack helps you through one of life's most awkward moments - telling your boss you are leaving. Here are 12 steps to making sure you do it in the right way and why to resist telling him or her to stick their job where the sun don't shine!
July 31, 2017
July 1, 2017
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.
June 1, 2017
May 1, 2017
So you are in an active job search and/or are open to suggestions and have secured yourself an interview? Congratulations! The interview is where, ‘the rubber hits the road’, in your job search. Personally, I think reliance on an interview to determine the best candidate for a position is a broken system (the topic for another blog); none-the-less this is exactly how 90% of hiring decisions will be made currently. So be prepared to sell yourself, (this blog will give practical advice on how), as how you present will influence the likelihood of an offer. Also the better the interview, […]
April 1, 2017
So you are either committed to an active job-search or are a ‘passive’ candidate who wants to keep an eye on ‘what is out there’. Either way it could be a worthwhile strategy to get connected with one or more recruitment consultants / agencies. A common objection that I come across from people when sceptical about using a recruiter is “I don’t need a recruitment agency, I’ve always been able to find my own job”. This is fair comment and if this has worked well for you then you likely don’t ‘need’ one; just as you can find/buy your own […]