Diary of a recruitment entrepreneur


June 18, 2024
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Macstaff ‘interview’ Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg ahead of the UK General Election

Macstaff MD, Anthony McCormack opened his door to one of UK politics' most polarising figures this week, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.
May 15, 2024
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BLOG: My tools for positive mental health

As we kick off Mental Health Awareness Week, I wanted to reflect on what has been helpful to my mental health and share a few pointers.
April 1, 2024
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BLOG: The ‘cult of CrossFit’ got me back on track

The 'Cult of CrossFit' ended up being very rewarding and welcoming for MD Anthony McCormack as he fought back from a bad 2023.
June 7, 2022
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BLOG: Mistakes that hiring employers make

The way that companies hire staff is always changing, especially in the turbulent economic climate of a post-Brexit and post-Covid UK economy.
January 20, 2022
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MD Anthony McCormack tells his ‘My Origin’ story

Macstaff MD, Anthony McCormack runs of his business with expertise, integrity and commitment. So here is a bit about the man himself.
November 1, 2021
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Macstaff’s perfect preparation for your job search and interview

You have decided it is time to think about getting a new job. Preparing well will give you the best chance of landing the role you are looking for. So watch these videos with Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack, to put yourself in the best possible position.
September 9, 2021
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BLOG: Skills shortage is the perfect political storm

Anthony McCormack discusses the growing skills shortage in the UK and argues that neither of the two main political parties want it resolved.
May 12, 2021
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BLOG: Post pandemic economic recovery is in top gear

The post pandemic economic recovery is in top gear in the UK. Anthony McCormack says it's going to be a busy few months ahead.
May 7, 2021
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NEWS: Celebrations and respect for the Trauma Recovery Centre

Macstaff’s named charity, the Trauma Recovery Centre is 10 years old and I wanted to congratulate them for their amazing achievements.
February 16, 2021
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BLOG: There is a reason why I have so many memberships!

Macstaff are proud members of many organisations. Why does Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack believe they are so important?
December 30, 2020
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VLOG: My 10 positive predictions for 2021

Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack provides some much-needed positivity as we say 'hello' to 2021 and a new year.
December 29, 2020
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VLOG: Review of the year 2020 – Resilience has never been so important

Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack reviews a 2020 that nobody will ever forget as a pandemic rocked the recruitment industry - and many others too.
October 20, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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June 18, 2024
A man in a white shirt and a man in a blue suit with a blue rosette smile at the camera

Macstaff ‘interview’ Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg ahead of the UK General Election

Macstaff MD, Anthony McCormack opened his door to one of UK politics' most polarising figures this week, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.