Rob McIntosh

About the Author

Rob McIntosh is the principal advisor for Intelligent Talent Advisors, a boutique talent acquisition advisory firm helping corporate and industry executives improve business results.

He is a senior talent executive with 20+ years of global recruiting experience spanning four continents where he has consistently delivered results through building high-performing teams for Fortune 100 companies in senior leadership roles for McKesson, Avanade, Deloitte, and Microsoft. 

As a public speaker his articles, presentations, and case studies have been shared and downloaded over 50,000 times. He is one of the early pioneers of corporate sourcing functions and the co-founder of SourceCon. He is the primary content, strategies, tools, and case studies provider for the Human Capital Institute Talent Acquisition Strategist Course & Certification and ERE Media’s Talent Advisor course.

His strategic advice is constantly sort after for use of advanced metrics/analytics to help tell the business story around the value of talent acquisition, and how to scale delivery while improving quality of hire through optimal talent org designs; shared services, CoE, offshore, outsourcing, hybrid talent acquisition structures. 

You can learn more about him and Intelligent Talent Advisors at

Talent Advisors and Exceptional Hiring Managers

Over the last decade of my career, I have spoken to and received feedback from hundreds of talent acquisition, HR, and business executives. One theme rings true through the last 10 years, but more recently has gotten louder in the last year in these conversations with TA leaders. “I want (need) my recruiters…

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…