SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

December 06, 2011 10:05 ET

Madeline Laurano Joins Aberdeen Group's Human Capital Management (HCM) Practice

Laurano to Lead Research in Talent Acquisition, Sourcing and RPO

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the appointment of Madeline Laurano as Research Director, Talent Acquisition Solutions, within its industry-leading Human Capital Management research practice. Madeline will be leading and collaborating on Aberdeen's research coverage across a range of HCM topics, including talent mobility, workforce planning, sourcing strategy, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), employer branding, onboarding and talent acquisition, In addition, she will be responsible for delivering research findings via published works, speaking engagements, on-line events, as well as Aberdeen's 2012 Human Capital Management Summit which takes place March 14 - 15 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. The theme of the 2012 Summit is "Data-Driven Talent Decisions."

"Madeline has been a respected industry colleague for some time, and I am thrilled to include her as a member of our team," said Mollie Lombardi, Research Director and practice lead for Human Capital Management.

Prior to joining the Aberdeen Group, Madeline was a talent systems analyst for the Newman Group, driving the company's success in the area of Talent Management Technology Evaluation and Selection. Madeline joined The Newman Group from Bersin & Associates, where she served as Principal Analyst of Talent Acquisition. Prior to joining Bersin, Madeline served as the Research Director for ERE Media where she created the ERE webinar series, published the Talent Acquisition Industry Analysis and Buyers Guide, lead the community discussion groups, and conducted various research products and services. She also worked as Research Director for Linkage, Inc, where she co-edited Best Practices in Leading a Global Workforce and Secrets in Succession Planning.

"Madeline is the ideal fit not only for Aberdeen, but also for where our HCM research continues to grow and evolve," said Kevin Martin, Senior Vice President, Global Research Operations at Aberdeen. "We all share a passion for end-user generated research as well as data-driven, actionable insight about the workforce that enables companies to make better business decisions."

Madeline has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Boston University.

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