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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.
 
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Europe is a hot mess right now. Boris is apologizing. Putin is (probably) invading. Belgium is rioting. Fortunately, you have Lieven and the boys, welcoming special guest Calin Stefanescu, CEO & Co-Founder at Dora (Happy Recruiter) to help sort out all the employment news, while you worry about geopolitics. In this episode: TotalJobs is sticking it…
 
Work from home is a thing. Maybe you've heard. This means vendors hoping to support employers with a remote workforce have a lot of tailwinds going in the right direction. However, like most things, there are going to be big winners and some big losers, and everything in between. That brings us to BeRemote, a startup hoping to take advantage of thi…
 
Love unicorns? How about triple unicorns? Well, we have two of those - Lattice and Handshake - to talk about this week. Yes, you're taking crazy pills, but the boys might have the remedy. Want more bangin' content? WorkStep, Deel, Bolster, DriverReach, Jobfindah, Vangst and Circa are in the news. Fairygodboss shows everyone how layoffs are done, Mi…
 
The Cult Brand series of podcasts have been some of the most popular episodes in the portfolio. Yeti, Chili's, Airbnb, and others have joined Chad & Cheese on the mic to discuss the importance of the brand. Post-pandemic, we're back with a whole new attitude and outlook on the employment brand. Buckle-up, boys, and girls. We have a new partner, a n…
 
At first glance, I didn't think this report would be very eye-opening. I. WAS. WRONG. The report stirs discussion around hard questions many HR and TA leaders have been asking themselves like. What happens when HR leaders are severely disconnected from front-line recruiters? What happens when it's harder to find recruiters than developers? What hap…
 
One of these topics is not like other podcast topics. A new unicorn. An acquisition. A startup getting funded. Google ticks off their workers. Pay transparency. Selling farts on TikTok for $1,000 a bottle. If you guessed bottled farts, congrats. Now listen to this episode, covering all the above, and featuring Seekout, FactoryFix, ZipRecuiter, Bull…
 
This show has it all. European predictions for 2022 (Oh boy, Monster's not going to like this). LinkedIn news (Clubhouse isn't going to like this either). A French unicorn named PayFit. (Cue the unicorn song) Oh yeah, and Gerard Mulder, CEO of Dutch company Textkernel, and recent acquirers of US-based Sovren, joins the show to give his insights on …
 
What's better than three middle-aged white guys yelling at kids to get off the lawn? How about three middle-aged white guys talking about colonoscopies, Betty White, the state of COVID in America, and video games from the '80s? That - and much more - are what Chad, Cheese, and Tim "Sackadomus" Sackett did in the green room before their prediction s…
 
It's that time of year again: Predictions! Where'd we get it right and (mostly) wrong in 2021? And what are the bold guesses we're making for 2022 for the world of work? Like always, Chad & Cheese have enlisted the help of a longtime vet and good friend Tim "Sackadomus" Sackett to give his two cents on what the crystal ball says for next year.…
 
You're probably texting right now, aren't you? And if you're not texting now, you will be soon. That's why text recruiting remains such a hot solution. And that's why industry veteran Ty Abernathy launched Grayscale. But there's a lot of competition out there - hello Canvas, TextRecruit, Emissary, Rectxt, and the rest - so escaping the Firing Squad…
 
What are the best companies to work for if you're a woman in 2021? Female-focused employee review site Fairygodboss is a good place to start. Co-founder and president Romy Newman join the boys and dives into the survey, which outlines companies from tech to finance to consulting and more. And if you didn't make it onto a Best of list this year, Rom…
 
Turns out, recording this podcast was the only thing standing between Chad & Cheese and a bottomless bottle of Blanton's to ring in the New Year ... so hold the small talk and get to the point. This show is tight, discussing everything from Paradox' latest unicorn-birthing round of investment, fundraising by Monster - wait, who? - and, well, we had…
 
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. Disclosure: Cohost of The Chad & Cheese Podcast, Joel Cheesman, owns a small stake of Paradox shares based on a his former company being acquired by Jobing, a past holding of Paradox or one o…
 
Ho, ho, holy hell it's been a while since Chad & Cheese were on the mic together, but the boys are back in the saddle again, tackling the following topics like only they know how: Facebook shutting down its job board outside North America, Kronos getting hit by a ransomware attack, Turing becoming the latest unicorn, JB Hunt playing Scrooge, T-Mobi…
 
Another MAJOR player bites the dust. 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.…
 
Chad is reenergized and back after another stint in Europe, Joel is drinking Corona's on a beach in Mexico, and Mr. ATS (Peter Gold) slides into the guest host seat to talk news, moves, and.... Will PageUp be a Path in Motion? Is Stepstone's master AppCast plan working? Does Textkernel now own the market? and some Buy or Sell with: 1) AdeptID 2) Vi…
 
The pandemic, labor shortages, and a supply chain debacle have opened our eyes to many subjects like immigration, wages, retirement, remote work, working conditions, and many other factors that impact our everyday lives. These major events have provided clarity around many of these issues and on this episode Andrew Flowers, Labor Economist with App…
 
The year that was 2021 didn't turn out exactly as expected. Business travel didn't come back, the Delta variant threw a big monkey wrench in the party that should've been and we'll have to push pause on another Roaring '20s. The industry, however, kept us talking. We were busier than ever, and these are five episodes that really stood out in a year…
 
Chad is too busy building his Portuguese real estate empire, we've brought on industry Brainfooder Hung Lee to the show to join Cheese and Lieven in tackling the continent's biggest stories. First, we're talking about the acquisition of Sovren by Dutch-based Textkernel. Then, we tackle the latest funding round by Jobandtalent, a company now valued …
 
Have you read SmartRecruiters' "Diversity Hiring Report"? aka The path to Hell is paved with good intentions... Ya' should, even if it is a little depressing. Chief Customer Officer Rachel Orston joins the podcast and discusses the results of surveying over 400 employers about diversity recruiting. Needless to say, we have a long way to go. Fifty p…
 
The Chad and Cheese have been podcasting since March of 2017 and have published nearly 800 episodes! During that time they have never pulled together a "Best of The Chad and Cheese" compilation, which highlights conversations, topics, and their deeply sarcastic opinions. That's just absurd, ... an oversight, ... and something which needed to be rec…
 
It ain’t cool being a jive turkey so close to Thanksgiving, but it's definitely cool listening to the Thanksgiving Day episode of The Chad & Cheese Podcast. Again this year, the boys are talkin’ turkey with the queen of chatbots, the one, the only, Quincy Valencia from Hourly. The crew goes through six 'Thankfuls' and three 'Turkeys'. Yummy! Pass t…
 
What exactly is High Volume Hiring? Is high volume different than a gig? Do I need a different system or will my ATS adapt? Why are applicants dropping out at such a high rate? ... and much much more... Cheese takes a nap and Madeline Laurano, Founder of Aptitude Research steps up to the mic to talk about her newest High Volume Hiring research. Qui…
 
Tiger King is back on Netflix, which makes the fact there's even an episode this week pretty amazing, but as much as we're junkies for Joe Exotic, we're more committed to opening HR's lizard brain on a weekly basis. So, here we go: This week, the boys cover news out of Indeed and Glassdoor, as well as funding rounds for Rippling and Workato. Then i…
 
The world knows Mr. Rogers. Mr. T. And even Mr. Mister if you're of a certain age. But Mr. ATS? Yes, industry veteran Peter Gold has taken up a moniker that a certain podcast cohost dubbed "Mr. VHS" because it seemed so outdated. Well, Gold is on the podcast after that remark and after writing a recent article titled, "Let Them Eat AI," where he de…
 
Have you hugged a veteran today? As we record on Veterans Day, Drill Sergeant Sowash breaks down ways to go beyond "Thank you for your service" and personally honoring vets you know. Reality check over ... On this week's show, the boys dig into: Bullhorn's wallet share acquisition with cube19 HUGE funding round of Fountain Buy or sell? w/ Mogul, Se…
 
Every company is looking to discover rare breeds, whether they be in the company already, or roaming the pastures of commerce externally. But the HOW tends to be elusive. That's why Chad & Cheese brings Rare Breed author Sunny Bonnell on the podcast to dive into what companies can do post-pandemic to retain and attract the kind of talent that can t…
 
The Great Resignation. Heard of it? Of course you have, and that's why you're hoping you can find a way to keep your best employees from jumping ship and going to your competition. Never fear, WorqDrive from industry veteran Tracey Parsons is here. But they have some stiff competition from the likes of Eightfold, Gloat and Fuel50. Can this little e…
 
The industry remains as hot as ever, which is good because there's some Halloween weight I'm trying to burn. Anyway, Indeed leads off the show with the kind of tomfoolery that would even make 2007 Monster blush. (Yes, they're still who we thought they were.) Greenhouse marries a sourcing solution you've likely never heard of, and Fiverr tells Linke…
 
We're usually pretty skeptical about company-sponsored surveys. Not surprisingly, the data usually turns out to be a self-serving pile of hot garbage or a half-assed attempt at getting some love from the media. And then there's Talent Alpha's new global talent report, "The A3 Work Revolution: Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere." We dug it so much, we had …
 
What's scarier than ghosts and goblins on Halloween? How about LinkedIn looking to slice up Fiverr and Upwork, The Great Resignation heads to a Denver airport and - horror of horrors - Not one, but TWO Canadian startups in Buy-or-Sell w/ FloCareer, SkyHive & Bridgit It's a razorblade hidden in an apple headed straight for your eardrums, boys, and g…
 
Technology has been a great thing for recruiting, but there's a dark side. Namely, artificial intelligence. A.I. has made companies more efficient and effective, but it's also been a roadblock for job candidates and a hindrance for hidden workers to get ahead. EEOC commissioner Keith Sonderling joins the boys to give a high-level education on the c…
 
Stop me if you've heard this one before: HR tech company gets buckets of money. Well, the song remains the same this week, as companies like BetterUp, Deel, and Wonolo keep ringing the register. Also, Cornerstone OnDemand goes private (that always works out well, right?), and a little buy-or-sell with Continuum, Interviewing.io, and Reejig. And if …
 
Did you know bathing in beer is taking Europe by storm? Yeah, that's the kind of show you can expect as you push Play. Volonte CEO and founder Daniel Masata join the Euro crew to discuss beer bathing as well as two continental unicorns that just got funded. Then they dig into more funding as record amounts of cabbage flood the industry. If it's Fac…
 
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