Diary of a recruitment entrepreneur


July 2, 2020
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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
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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
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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.
October 14, 2019
Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack sits at a desk with notes and a cup of coffee and discusses #MacstaffRepresents

BLOG: Why our #MacstaffRepresents hashtag incorporates what Macstaff stands for

We are launching our #MacstaffRepresents hashtag in a bid to draw attention what makes Macstaff stand out from others in the recruitment industry.
August 30, 2019
A flag with a Union Jack emblem supporting the armed forced in Britain

BLOG: Hiring members of the armed forces can bring so much to your business

Hiring members of the armed forces can bring so much to your business. Anthony McCormack believes it's hard to find such levels of tenacity and team work anywhere else.
August 14, 2019
A group of people look happy at the top of a hill in the sunshine

Met Walking is a ‘win/win’ in the battle for work/life balance

The problem is that the fabled work/life balance is based on a false premise. They are not two separate vessels, work and life - there is just life - which you should enjoy. So why not get into some Met Walking? It's all the rage in the south west.
August 14, 2019
Anthony McCormack stands proud with a copy of the book 'Job Search? Job Done!' in his hands

NEWS: ‘Job Search? Job Done!’ is out now – are you preparing to get a new job?

'Job search? job Done!' is a comprehensive success manual for anyone considering embarking on a job search who is serious about getting the right result. With the whole world changing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, things have changed dramatically in the labour market. If you are suddenly looking for a new job, we hope this can help.
August 9, 2019
On holiday, a man's feet show with the sea in the background

BLOG: Invest in yourself and refresh your mind on holiday

Summer holidays are not what they used to be before the COVID-19 pandemic. But MD Anthony McCormack argues that they are more important than ever in re-freshing your soul, body, mind...and business goals.
May 21, 2019
A man writes notes during an interview process

BLOG: Hiring turn-offs – and easy fixes: Part 2

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
A man interviews someone across a desk

BLOG: Hiring turn-offs – and easy fixes: Part 1

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.
April 19, 2019
The logo of NPA - the Worldwide Recruiting Network

BLOG: NPA membership can help Macstaff benefit employers

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.

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