Madeline Laurano

Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer, Aptitude Research Partners

Madeline’s primary focus over the last 12+ years has been on the talent management market, specializing in talent acquisition. Her work helps companies both validate and reevaluate their strategies and understand the role technology can play in driving business outcomes. She has watched HCM transform from a back-office function to a strategic company initiative with a focus on partnerships, experience and efficiency. Before Aptitude Research Partners, Madeline held research roles at Aberdeen, Bersin by Deloitte, ERE Media and Brandon Hall Group. She is co-author of Best Practices in Leading a Global Workforce and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Yahoo News, and The Financial Times. She is a frequent presenter at industry conferences including the HR Technology Conference and Exposition, SHRM, IHRIM, HCI’s Strategic Talent Acquisition conference, GDS International’s HCM Summit, and HRO Today.

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Madeline Laurano


Disruption Ahead: Strategic Talent Acquisition in Uncertain Times

Every day, a new trend, technology, or best practice promises to “reinvent” or “fundamentally transform” the way you attract, hire, engage and retain talent. You know most of this talk is just noise, but how do you separate the signal from that noise to determine what’s relevant for your organization? Madeline Laurano talks to hundreds of HR leaders every year and cuts through the hype.  In this session, she’ll share insights from her most recent research that will help you think clearly and strategically about your talent strategy.


You will learn:

Which factors are really driving talent strategy, which are mirages soon to fade
How you can prepare for coming disruption and build a modern, global workforce
What best-in-class talent organizations are thinking about and how they are preparing

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