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MACSTAFF BLOG

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.
April 19, 2019
A video showing Macstaff CEO Anthony McCormack visiting key client Sertronics in Walsall and speaking to people in the business.

VIDEO: Trust and integrity are key to Macstaff’s relationship with Sertronics

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 MD Anthony McCormack stands next to a banner for NPA worldwide

NEWS: Macstaff has been approved as a member of the NPA

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
TEAM member Anthony McCormack talks to the camera

BLOG: There are big benefits of TEAM membership for all concerned

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
A cake with candles to celebrate Macstaff's third birthday

NEWS: Macstaff is celebrating its third birthday by offering a free placement

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
A man looks scared in front of a computer and a webcam

BLOG: Tips for a great webcam interview

Anthony McCormack shares a series of tips and tricks to help you learn how to be well prepared for success on a webcam interview.
February 1, 2018
A man in a shirt and tie talks on the telephone for a job interview

BLOG: Telephone interview – top tips for you to succeed

Being interviewed on a telephone can be very different from being there in person. Anthony McCormack shares a series of tips to help you make the most of it
October 31, 2017
An empty desk in a busy office waits for a new member of staff

BLOG: Here are 18 ‘top tips’ to help you settle into your new job

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
Close up of a man signing a document

BLOG: Is your counter offer, counter productive?

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
People sit in a coffee shop writing on their laptops

BLOG: Here are 12 steps to doing your resignation in the right way

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
Two men discuss work at a table

BLOG: Negotiate your new job offer like a champ!

The final stages of moving jobs can be fraught with emotion and decision-making. Anthony McCormack offers 19 top tips to help you through what can be a tremendously difficult process.
June 1, 2017
A man is rejected at a job interview while sitting at a desk

BLOG: 20 tips to rise above rejection

It is always a big step to begin looking for a new job. With that decision comes the likelihood of rejection. Anthony McCormack passes on some handy tips on how to deal with rejection and use it to your advantage in the long run.
May 1, 2017
Two men in suits shake hands after an interview

BLOG: Prepare to smash your job interview

Anthony McCormack takes you through several helpful and practical hints to give you the very best chance of being successful at an upcoming job interview. And some are more obvious than you think.

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