Search & Advisory


We help our clients secure the best possible talent in the market

About Barr McIntosh Recruitment

Barr McIntosh is a family owned Australian Search and Advisory Firm with over thirty years’ experience in the Australian market.

We take the guesswork out of recruitment by providing process, structure and rigour to bring quality talent to the table.

Barr McIntosh has provided recruitment solutions to complex assignments across a range of industry sectors covering Information Technology, Carrier Grade Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Supply Chain Management, Professional Services and IT&T Vendors.

Barr McIntosh has a proven track record of delivering on a range of recruitment assignments including:

  • C Level and General Management

  • Senior level IT&T Professionals

  • Technical, Development and Application streams

  • Project Managers, Business and Technical Analysts

  • Business Development and Account Manager

  • Consulting Staff across a broad range of function and industry specialty

  • Technical across Application built and delivery, Infrastructure, Architecture

Our objective is to be your Trusted Advisor in matters of sourcing and securing the best possible talent in the market, not just the best available on the market.

Barr McIntosh brings over 30 years of senior level search and selection experience across the Corporate sector covering senior and general management, IT, Telecommunications, Project Management and Engineering.

We are the people senior professionals talk to when they want career advice they can trust, and our extensive corporate network is testament to our experience and influence.

Barr McIntosh works hard to understand our client’s processes and requirements, the scope and dynamics of the role, how the candidate will fit into their culture and what skills will they bring to fulfill the competencies of the role.

We work hard to deliver the best possible talent in the market, not just the best available on the market.

Consider that at any given time the talent pool to choose from constitutes only 20% of the market – the active candidates – and that 80% of candidates are passive.

When you examine that 20% of available candidates, a large percentage is made up of

  • the unemployed

  • the unemployable

  • the perpetual applicant

  • the forever disaffected

This leaves a very small percentage of the available 20% of the talent pool to choose from.

This is when Barr McIntosh Search comes in to its own.

The process starts with a clear understanding of the Position Description.  From this we extract the Competencies of the role which are weighted and rated.

A Sourcing Strategy is formulated encompassing Market Intelligence, Market Mapping, Talent identification and approach, Referrals, Advertising, Interviewing and Research.

The full Process is detailed in our Book – The Recruitment Process, a Step by Step Guide to Hiring Quality Talent.   A copy of the book is freely available to our clients.

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