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The Chad & Cheese Podcast

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Industry veterans Joel Cheesman and Chad Sowash are here to punch the recruiting industry right where it hurts, complete with breaking news, brash opinion, and loads of snark. Chad & Cheese discuss a wide variety of topics and current news stories around recruiting, human resources, and employment. Hiring companies, employers, and vendors tune in for insights from practitioners, vendors, startups, and more.

Industry veterans Joel Cheesman and Chad Sowash are here to punch the recruiting industry right where it hurts, complete with breaking news, brash opinion, and loads of snark. Chad & Cheese discuss a wide variety of topics and current news stories around recruiting, human resources, and employment. Hiring companies, employers, and vendors tune in for insights from practitioners, vendors, startups, and more.

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United States

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Industry veterans Joel Cheesman and Chad Sowash are here to punch the recruiting industry right where it hurts, complete with breaking news, brash opinion, and loads of snark. Chad & Cheese discuss a wide variety of topics and current news stories around recruiting, human resources, and employment. Hiring companies, employers, and vendors tune in for insights from practitioners, vendors, startups, and more.

Twitter:

@Chad_Sowash

Language:

English

Contact:

8123711517


Episodes

Get Your Laugh On!

4/18/2021
Who needs a laugh? 2021 does, right!!?!?! That's exactly why The Chad & Cheese invited the folks at Watercooler Comedy to come on the show for a chat. The organization, headed by Clevelander David Horning, helps corporate teams use humor to overcome stress, adapt to uncertainty, boost creativity and engagement, and have fun doing it. Enjoy this laugh machine powered by Sovren AI!

Duration:00:20:05

Fear, Loathing, and ZipRecruiter

4/16/2021
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 233K jobs in January, 468K in February, and 916K in March. So, everyone who got a pink slip last year should be rejoicing and fully employed, right? Think again. Virus fears, childcare uncertainty and unawareness are keeping candidates on the sidelines. It's also sparking solutions like ZipRecruiter to reach for solutions, Degreed gained unicorn status (that makes eight in 2021) this week, Amazon beat back unionization #sad...

Duration:00:45:25

ATS Report 2021

4/14/2021
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), love 'em or hate 'em they're the core technology of life as a Talent Acquisition and Recruiting professional. The diversification of different ATS brand visions are finally taking us past the days of tech debt heavy dinosaurs like Taleo and VirtualEdge. Madeline Laurano, Founder of Aptitude Research shares information from newly published research entitled Talent Acquisition Systems Mapping a New Path. In this episode we dig into areas many ATS vendors have...

Duration:00:23:50

Candidate.ID Lands Another Round of Investment

4/13/2021
The Shred is a bite-sized bit of recruitment news to help make sure you’re in-the-know, even if you’re on-the-go. The Shred is brought to you by Recruitology.

Duration:00:03:25

Firing Squad: Wedge HR's Matt Baxter

4/12/2021
Video interviewing. You've probably heard it's sort of a thing since the pandemic. We're talkin' mass acquisitions here. So here comes Wedge HR with the promise to provide on-demand video interviewing that transforms the hiring process by providing candidates with a seamless, fast, and flexible experience. Oh, really? We'll just see about that as CEO Matt Baxter joins the boys for a rip roaring episode of Firing Squad, sponsored exclusively by PandoLogic.

Duration:00:29:05

Unicorns Everywhere!

4/9/2021
Cha-ching! Just when you thought more money couldn't come into workforce tech, something else knocks your socks off. This week... Phenom announced a $100M Series D raise Larocque's "Money Shot" index reports biggest quarter EVER and unicorns aplenty The boys also talk more "innovation" at Dice, Uber has bigger problems than we expected MLB kicks Georgia where it hurts United Airlines gets big applause and a guilty verdict for David Kent. It's another Jobvite, Sovren, and JobAdx powered...

Duration:00:39:25

Big Funding w/ Unicorn Status

4/7/2021
On to the NEWS: Another player receives big funding and "Unicorn: status! Big thanks Recruitology for supporting The Shred. Recruitology brings machine learning and AI to virtual job fairs, remember when virtual job fairs were lame? Not anymore, check out how you can leverage candidate matching and programmatic job distribution with a virtual job fair at recruitology.com/employers.

Duration:00:02:22

Top Talent Myth w/ Frida Polli

4/6/2021
The Chad & Cheese continue the well-pedigreed conversations, this time with a CEO/cofounder reppin' Harvard, Dartmouth, and MIT. Pymetrics, Frida Polli joins the boys on a quest for a better understanding of personality tests, matching of soft skills to job openings, and the threats that A.I. backlash has on businesses like hers. There even tips for female entrepreneurs. Anything this smart has gotta be powered by Sovren, with AI so human you'll want to take it to dinner, right?

Duration:00:38:12

Sprint Recruiting w/ Trent Cotton

4/5/2021
Ever heard the concepts behind sprint recruiting? Well, we've got the guy who wrote the book on the topic, super-recruiter Trent Cotton. A sneak-peek: Sprint recruiting applies the AGILE methodology to recruiting, enabling recruiting organizations to work smarter and more efficiently. It is built upon four principles to combat the pitfalls of recruiting. And oh, sister, do the boys dig into those principles. Want to learn more? Gotta listen to this Nexxt-powered podcast.

Duration:00:31:12

LinkedIn Da Club

4/2/2021
The world is awakening from its pandemic-induced coma. What does that look like? We’re starting to get an idea, as predictions of a hot job market come to light, big companies say, “Go back to work,” Higher ed gets serious about vaccinations. LinkedIn takes aim at popular startup Clubhouse, Buy or Sell with 1) Celentia 2) Crosschq and 3) DataPeople while Ladders get “innovative,” meaning they’ve found a way to swindle job seekers. Enjoy this Sovren, JobAdx, and Jobvite sponsored podcast.

Duration:00:48:08

Meet Indeed's New Smartypants CMO

3/31/2021
The Shred is a bite-sized bit of recruitment news to help make sure you’re in-the-know, even if you’re on-the-go. The Shred is brought to you by Recruitology.

Duration:00:03:13

Redefining HR w/ Lars Schmidt

3/31/2021
If you've been in employment for any period of time, you know Lars Schmidt, author of the Bestselling Book, "Redefining HR," podcast host, founder at Amplify, and Fast Company contributor. If you don't know Lars, well, let us introduce you. Hot off the presses of his latest book, the boys dig into everything swimming around in Lars' head at the moment. And trust us, it's a deep, deep dive. Enjoy, the water's warm. Knowledge building goodness powered by Sovren AI so human you'll want to take...

Duration:00:27:53

What's Your COVID Brand?

3/29/2021
Just when you thought you had that whole employer brand game figured out, along comes a pandemic and tosses that EB playbook right out the window. Expert Neil Harrison joins the boys to discuss brand strategy in the age of COVID. Needless to say, it's a masterclass in how to resuscitate your employment brand and give it a much-needed vaccine shot right in the arm. Questions: Will making vaccines mandatory kill a brand? How do employers recreate a sense of community? Will your talent/employer...

Duration:00:30:38

LinkedIn We Have A Problem

3/26/2021
There’s bad, there’s rotten and then there’s LinkedIn’s job board strategy. It’s like peeling an onion and the boys are almost in tears covering this story, as well as game-changing news from Zoom, Buy or Sell with Fetcher, Unicorn Lattice, and Visage, a 28-year-old earns $300k+ on Fiverr doing what? Goldman Sachs continues the beatings, while CitiGroiup optics soar. ... Wait did we mention rumors on iCIMS and Mya the chatbot? Get comfy and enjoy another Jobvite, JobAdx, and Sovren powered...

Duration:00:46:11

Fundraising Galore: Visage, Fetcher, Lattice

3/24/2021
The Shred is a bite-sized bit of recruitment news to help make sure you’re in-the-know, even if you’re on-the-go. The Shred is brought to you by Recruitology.

Duration:00:03:03

Rick Rolled w/ Rick Carsley

3/24/2021
The guest so nice, we had to have him on twice. Listeners will remember a red-hot interview Chad & Cheese did in 2020 with IKEA's Rick Carsley, and luckily for everyone, he's back on the podcast. Now with Freedom Mortgage, Rick heads up TA and, as usual, he doesn't pull any punches on recruiting tech he likes and doesn't like. It's a must-listen for anyone shopping around for the latest industry tools. Rick Rolling and this podcast powered by Sovren AI.

Duration:00:38:25

Firing Squad: SponTea Coffee's Viktoria Sheyko

3/22/2021
COVID has made online video incredibly popular in the workplace, but it's also made human connections harder to come by. And engaging with new people at work is almost impossible. That's why startups like Spontea Coffee are so interesting, they bring together online videos with a spontaneous human connection. But do they have the chops to survive the Firing Squad? Being recent winners of the HR Hackathon says they do, but Chad & Cheese will have the Final Word. Powered by THE REVOLUTION!

Duration:00:26:33

LinkedIn Job Boards Like It's 1999

3/19/2021
Stick around in this industry long enough and you may see something like a mobile stock trading app called Robinhood acquire a staffing firm. Yeah, that really happened. Hard to top that news, but... Uber finally treating drivers like human beings in the UK, SmartRecruiters getting smarter, Charter kicks wages in the ass LinkedIn suffering an identity crisis WeWork? Nope, I'm gonna WorkChew! Dice innovates... HA! Zoom-inspired Botox comes pretty close. Plus lots more Enjoy this St. Patty’s...

Duration:00:46:09

Robinhood (Yes, *That* Robinhood) Acquires Staffing Firm

3/18/2021
The Shred is a bite-sized bit of recruitment news to help make sure you’re in-the-know, even if you’re on-the-go. The Shred is brought to you by Recruitology.

Duration:00:03:05

The State of Programmatic Job Ads

3/17/2021
Performance-based ads have become a highly-adopted and powerful tool for Marketing departments throughout the world, and yet it hasn't in Recruitment Marketing. So, what is the state of programmatic job advertising in the recruitment world? Madeline Laurano, Founder of Aptitude Research shares information from newly published research entitled The State of Programmatic Job Advertising. Are performance-driven ads the answer to more effective recruitment advertising? What happens when...

Duration:00:21:44