Rob McIntosh

About the Author


Rob McIntosh is Chief Analyst for ERE Media. He has a passion to connect talent leaders with each other on best practices and business talent trends that help advance the profession.

He was the previous SVP of global talent acquisition for large Fortune 100 companies at McKesson, Avanade, Deloitte, and Microsoft. A global talent acquisition executive: 18+ years’ leading talent functions in over 30 countries, he has consistently delivered results through building high-performing teams and operational excellence. He has led large globally distributed teams in a centralized and decentralized models while meeting aggressive hiring demand plans (Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and India).

Experience creating and deploying shared services, CoE, offshore, near-shore, in-sourcing, outsourcing (RPO) talent acquisition structures and organizations.

Architected, designed, and implemented global sourcing functions that focus on capturing global passive talent pools that drive pipeline ahead of the business demand while delivering against JIT recruiting demand.

Creation of advanced talent acquisition scorecards, KPIs, and analytics that produce transparency and accountability to help evangelize and educate senior business leaders around the ROI of go to market talent acquisition strategies.

Detailed experience and deployment of global: ATS, CTS; SEO, SEM; CRM, TRM; raising of employee brand (EVP); enhanced candidate experience programs; diversity and Inclusion initiatives; permission-based marketing; Integrated social media platforms and talent communities; OFCCP and global employment law/global data privacy; advanced sourcing/research technologies; competency, cultural and technical screening assessment; global career site development; VMS solutions; global background investigation solutions; WFP and financial recruiting tracking frameworks.

70% of Recruiters Don’t Care or Are Clueless: Long Live AI Recruiting


I try to not to get all worked up over recruiters being replaced by robots, or recruiting-is-dead click-bait articles, but some of them are just annoying as heck. I want to try and bring some additional facts and sanity to this discussion, as most of the discussions I have seen are based on…

Bad HR Tech Implementations — It’s not the Tech, It’s You


It’s funny what causes people to write articles. This one is based out of frustration given recent pieces I have read online, plus comments in social media threads. In short, there is some pretty shitty advice being handed out from people who have never implemented a complex CRM or ATS solution. This is also…

The Ultimate Talent Acquisition Performance Scorecard


Over the years I have been asked by talent acquisition and HR leaders for the best scorecard to set expectations and educate executive leadership against key performance indicators. Rather than just continue to have those conversations one at time, let me share the scorecard template that I have landed on that produces the…