Since inception 20 years ago, McCabe & Barton have worked on executive searches helping our clients build and strengthen their leadership teams. As a boutique company we are not bound by the constraints of larger organisations and are able to work in the way the customer wants us to, encouraging our relationships with them to be interactive, honest, open and focussed. Our approach is one that is structured and implemented by strong Project Management, but remains agile in execution. We have a standard evolving process that is adapted to individual clients through iteration, creative, new approaches and “lessons learnt”.
We use a combination of traditional and innovative approaches to find the strongest, most suitable individuals – not just those that are actively looking. We utilise our network and contacts to fully understand the nuances and trends of a given market, which helps us develop our target list of candidates. In markets with a dearth of active and visible talent, the benefit of this approach is in providing access to the highest performing individuals and teams, rather than just ‘active’ candidates, who can often account for less than 10% of each candidate pool.
Our approach ensures we are able to identify, attract, screen, qualify and shortlist the highest calibre candidates from the widest possible target audience, thus ensuring each candidate’s capabilities mirror the requirements of our clients. We then approach those highly talented candidates in a targeted and discreet manner, protecting both our clients and candidates confidentiality.
We measure and work towards attaining our D&I targets throughout, which ensures we are able to identify and engage individuals with a broad spectrum of experience from diverse backgrounds. This enables us to present a variety of candidates from the widest possible target audience.
As screening is of utmost importance to us, we carry out objective structured interviews and marry candidates skillsets with the agreed job spec alongside other information received from the client. After this first stage we are able to grade each candidate in terms of their suitability for the role. Throughout the process we ensure candidates and clients are engaged and updated. The candidate journey is very important to us, as we recognise that, as a recruitment partner we play an important part in candidate experience and their perception of our client.
We also provide Advisory and Market & Talent Mapping Services for our clients and offer a “named approach” service whereby we approach the individual on a strictly confidential basis.
We are London based, but have the capability and reach to successfully run UK wide searches, recently fulfilling roles in Newcastle, Leeds and Bristol.