Smashfly makes alliances and prepares for war! gets roasted :P

Heading out of January, the boys are already covering a wide variety of topics, which is nice for what's normally a slow news period.

Partnerships are the name of the game in the new recruiting ecosystem, with news from Smashfly and Recruitology hitting the wire this week.

What else? Glad you asked.

- Strive Talent cleans up in a round of funding, but will sale pros care?

- Best diversity employers are announced. Chad may or may not be impressed.

- What's old is new again as newspaper catch their second wind.

- Infamous dumpster dweller Purple Squirrel has some company. Oy!

And much more, as always. Shout-outs are particularly amusing. Enjoy, and visit our sponsor for free demos! Ratedly, America's Job Exchange, Sovren and Catch 22 Consulting rock our world.


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Joel: Guess who's back, back again. Welcome to the "Chad & Cheese Show," HR's most dangerous podcast. I'm Cheese.

Chad: I'm Chad.

Joel: On this week's stimulating episode, Purple Squirrel gets some competition. Oh no. Newspapers are hip again.

Chad: Yeah.

Joel: SmashFly gets in bed with Olivia. We'll try to keep it PG 13, but no promises. Stay tuned. We have free demos and W's all up in your face.

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Joel: Free demo baby.

Chad: They run the AI world. They can say "free demo" whenever they want Kelly Robinson.

Joel: Oh, now you're getting, oh, hold on. You were all about team Kelly.

Chad: I love Kelly.

Joel: Now you've turned on him. Nice, okay.

Chad: It's been a busy couple of weeks podcasting.

Joel: I'm tired.

Chad: Last Friday, the Indeed is sneaky as Hell podcast is all over the place, the Honeit "Firing Squad," Nick Livingston, that one we just dropped this last Wednesday. Then we found ourselves in downtown Indy, pre-gaming at Chatham Tap, and for all of our new listeners, pre-gaming means we're drinking beer in preparation for the exclusive pod that's going to drop next week. We were actually on site and interviewed with the CEO of Canvas. Aman Brar. Yeah, I can't get Canvas right because his URL screws me up so much.

Joel: Aman Brar yes, oh, he's going to love that. Man, what a great time we have with those guys. You know what I loved about our visit there most, besides they have lovely people working there?

Chad: What's that?

Joel: Is it looks like a startup.

Chad: Oh, it does.

Joel: You go in, it's just sweaty, smelly, haven't left the office for who knows how long. They're eating crappy food. I think you even mentioned in the beginning like, "Oh, this feels like Indeed in the early days," and that's kind of what it felt like. To me ...

Chad: The lotion and the tissues on the desk.

Joel: Yeah, all right. Hey, I didn't bring that up, I didn't bring it up, but yes, yes. There was ... Oh, I'm not even going to go there. Let's just say, yes, it is a gritty feel when you go into the Canvas headquarters here in downtown Indianapolis.

Joel: Do we want to give a shout out to Kelly at Flip the Bean or whatever they're called?

Chad: Oh yeah, he's already sold that off. He's doing his own thing like playing golf right now, but-

Joel: Jeez.

Chad: Yeah, we definitely want to give Kelly Robinson a big shout out for his snarky reply to the free demo, right?

Joel: Yeah, yeah. Yeah, CareerBuilder gives you a little bit of money and you get all cocky. Is he a New Zealander or an Aussie?

Chad: What?

Joel: Aussie or a Kiwi? I can't remember.

Chad: No. No, no, no, no. He's from the UK, man.

Joel: Oh, well no wonder he's got a ... Okay, well, that explains a lot, that explains a lot. All right. Hi Kelly, if you're listening. Free demos for everybody.

Chad: Yeah, free demos all around. Ed, our man from Philly, loved the "Firing Squad" and I quote, also in another tweet, "I'm all fired up after the Eagles win," big Eagles fan, go figure. He couldn't get any sleep, so he's cleaning up the kitchen. He was listening to the "Chad & Cheese" podcast and he said, "Chad was on fire like the Eagles' D." Ed is officially I think, a candidate for team Chad. That's right.

Joel: That's a nice tease there. I don't know if we're going to get to that on this show or not.

Chad: No, not yet, yeah.

Joel: Taking us from Philly, let's go to Toronto, LinkedIn headquarters, not headquarters but maybe it's their Canadian headquarters, I don't know. They love the show. I can't believe how much love we get from LinkedIn.

Chad: All of the Canadians-

Joel: Like it's fantastic.

Chad: Especially the Toronto, the Toronto office. Yeah, there's big love coming to the "Chad & Cheese Show." From my understanding, we drop this bad boy today, they will download it, and they'll all be listening to it on their Monday morning meeting.

Joel: Good god, this will be the demise of LinkedIn, for sure.

Chad: I love it, it's awesome.

Joel: Good god, good god. Let's remind people that we'll be in Dublin in two months.

Chad: That's right.

Joel: A month and a half.

Chad: Yeah, March 13th and 14th, the "Chad & Cheese" podcast are flying to Dublin for TA Tech Europe, that's <