ERE Media’s DC Networking Event: Who Knew Work Could be So Much Fun?

Last Thursday night I was joined by over 200 recruiting professionals in the Washington, DC, area, who came out to have a drink on ERE and network with other recruiters.

For those of you who showed up, thanks for coming! A big thanks to Beeline RPO for sponsoring appetizers, door prizes, and name badges! For those who couldn’t make it, here’s a taste of what you missed.

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We’re just getting started with these local meetups, so if you have any suggestions for places where we can hold them, or want to help us put them together, get in touch with me at

Madeline Laurano is the founder of Aptitude Research. Her 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. 

Prior, 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.