Not Your Typical Interview

A candidate interview with Celeste O’Neil of the Biondo Group is not your typical interview. While many companies rely on technology to conduct candidate screening and interviews, Celeste takes a more personal approach with her candidates. In some instances, her interviews are scheduled around morning walks or family dinners at the CEO’s home. After hearing Celeste’s story, I was intrigued to find out more. I decided to invite her over for a non-traditional interview at my parent’s house in Milford, PA, to discuss her non-traditional interviewing.

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Madeline Laurano is the Research Director, Talent Acquisition Solutions, within Aberdeen's Human Capital Management research practice, and is responsible for 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. Additionally she is responsible for delivering research findings via published works, speaking engagements, on-line events, and Aberdeen's annual Human Capital Management Summit. Before 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.


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