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Dan Cross (SHRM-CP, CSM) is currently the Talent Acquisition Strategy Manager for Capital One's Retail & Direct Bank. He is particularly passionate about two things - basketball and human resources. Unfortunately, Dan was never drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA), so he embraced a career in HR instead. Driven by data, Dan challenges conventional Talent & People practices through the use of analytics, human-centered design, and agile methodologies. Dan was also recently named to the "30 under 30 HR Professionals" list in SHRM's HR Magazine. Check him out on Twitter @CrossOverHR.
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Knowledge has been gained, connections have been made, and plenty of food/drinks have been consumed by student and young professional members at the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition.

June 22, 2016



Like a Stephen Strasburg fastball, you just can’t hit all the pitches thrown your way during the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. Perhaps it’s an overeager HR professional looking for their next (or first!) opportunity in the industry. Or it might be a pushy salesperson in the Exposition Hall trying to sign you up for a demo of the latest and greatest HR Tech.

June 22, 2016

Don’t worry, this isn’t another one of those March Madness posts about employee productivity loss or the perils of workplace gambling. Are those topics important? Sure. Do I care about them right now? Not really.

March 31, 2016


December 16, 2015

A towering yellow excavator dug into packed dirt and placed it into the back of a dump truck.  As the truck backed up, it let out a loud, "BEEP... BEEP... BEEP..." and forced an awkward explanation to my co-workers on the other end of the conference call.  I'd spend a good part of my afternoon that day watching the construction site outside of my office. All the while, reminiscing about when I was a kid playing with my trucks and action figures in the dirt.

June 4, 2015


The 2015 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition is underway, and shortly after the engaging speaker series and effective networking concludes, the National Football League (NFL) Draft will be kicking off.

April 28, 2015