Careerbuilder Says Sell! Sell! Sell!

The mergers and acquisitions market is heating up this week starting with Careerbuilder's first foray of sales under Apollo with the selling of EMSI.

Oh yes there's more:

- TMP acquired by Gemspring

- Adecco acquisition positions then to grow talent

- PeopleFluent gets a pathetic pricetag

- Google for Jobs gets busy in India

- Google for Jobs will penalize your ass!

- Work180 velvet ropes their female community - ONLY qualified employers allowed

- Buy stocks in Sex Robots and VR now!

Enjoy, and visit our sponsors: Sovren, America's Job Exchange and JobAdX.


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Joel: Hi-de-ho boys and girls. Welcome to the Chad Cheese podcast. HR's most dangerous. I'm Joel Cheesman.

Chad: And I'm Chad Sowash.

Joel: On this week's show, TMP gets gobbled up by a private equity firm.

Chad: Another one?

Joel: We know how this one turns out, don't we? CareerBuilder dumps MC and if you thought job boards were worthless, wait till you hear what someone paid for old-timey ATS PeopleFluent. It's the mergers and acquisitions episode. Stay tuned.

#ElChapo: Lastly... Yes. There will be a trip [crosstalk 00:01:02]

Joel: Oops. Wait.

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Chad: That's the El Chapo ad, dude.

Joel: The El Chapo visit Mexico ad that we have. No. Sorry. Let's play the real ad for our listeners.

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Joel: If people think we have fun. Our sponsors have a lot of fun. Case in point. The JobAdX crew from Vegas, showing up with beer for an interview and peeps, by the way. A little Gordon Ramsay dinner. So, shout out, I guess, first, to those guys. Isabelle, Tim, the whole gang. Had a great time with them at SHRM Talent.

Chad: Don't forget Amit because we have a podcast with him, so if you haven't heard that one, you don't know about JobAdX or even Talroo, used to be Jobs2Careers. Check out our last podcast.

Joel: It's a one-two punch of knowledge and insight into two really interesting companies in our space, for sure.

Chad: Yup.

Joel: We're not just saying that because they pay us.

Chad: No. Why the hell would we do that?

Joel: It doesn't hurt, either.

Chad: Other than bringing us beer, maybe.

Joel: The beer is probably more valuable than anything else. But, anyway. Shout outs. We've had feedback that they're too long, so we're gonna try to tighten them up. I don't know if I can reel Chad in.

Chad: Good luck.

Joel: But, let's get to an abbreviated, hopefully, shout out.

Chad: You first.

Joel: Okay. Number one, Jack Russell.

Chad: The dog?

Joel: It's not a dog, I swear. Jack Russell is a former CareerBuilder intern, who was very insightful and a story that I did for ERE he's not real keen on the deal, for whatever reason, you'll have to read the story to find out exactly. Jack is ... let me get his ... he's the strategic recruitment analyst at Advanced Group in Chicago. Thanks for listening, Jack, and thanks for having such a cool name like a dog name. Your parents much love you.

Chad: Yeah. So much.

Joel: Mac Pritchard, who we met at TATech in Vegas, a job board owner in Portland. His site is called, “Macslist”, which is very Craigslistyish and Angie's Listyish, but Mack is a really nice guy and, hopefully, a new listener. Mack, a shout out to you. Lastly, from me, Blair Cheeseman, from Fusion Academy for no other reason, than he has the best last name in the world and he attended this week's Ratedly webinar. Blaire, thanks for joining and thanks for listening.

Chad: Since you were the only one on the webinar, Blaire. We appreciate that.

Joel: Now, see, that's bullshit. That's bullshit.

Chad: Can I go now?

Joel: Yes. You may.

Chad: Okay. LinkedIn loves us. Sara from LinkedIn. Tom, I'm gonna screw your last name up, Preziose. He's out there pimping the pod to his friends on LinkedIn, which is awesome. Ed from Philly, who's hating on TATech audience. Good job, Ed, we love you for that, man. Nancy from Philly tweeted us a pic.

Joel: From vacation.

Chad: From vacation.

Joel: What's with the vacation pics? We're getting pictures from the beach, from airplanes, first class cabins, like, what is the deal?

Chad: It's good. Angela Payne from Monster, for the Google for

Jobs intel coming to Canada soon. Last, but not least, Ed Newman from Phenom People for his HR's most interesting man video. Dude, seriously. Just because we've coined the phrase, “HR's most dangerous podcast” doesn't mean that you can just go ahead and take “interesting”.

Joel: Yeah, I assume, go to YouTube, search Ed Phenom People, interesting video and it's a funny take on, obviously, the Dos Equis commercials. And these sort of gorilla ads are interesting.

Chad: Yeah.

Joel: You remember [Lena's 00:06:12] from ...

Chad: Leela

Joel: From Lever, Lever, whatever it is? She had a nice Christmas video that blew up, so we're seeing a little more of these gorilla-type homemade, raw videos and I assume we'll see more of these. Maybe we should make one.

Chad: Yeah, don't get crazy.

Joel: Yeah, sorry.

Chad: Let's talk a little bit about the trip, though, man. We were in Vegas for a whole damn week.

Joel: Yeah, my liver still hates me.

Chad: I've gotta say, I've gotta say, Tony Lee, always thought he was cool, but he is much cooler than I ever thought. What do you think?

Joel: Big Cheap Trick fan. Yeah. Tony's like ... he's a child of the '70s, I assume, in terms of, he came of age in the '70s, so he has some really cool rock stories, concert stories. If you ever can corner Tony over a drink, ask him about his concerts portfolio.

Chad: We've got an interview with him that should be coming out in the next week or so, so check that out when you see Tony Lee. Guy's been around this industry for a very long time and he's got chops. Thanks to Susan Vitale for the drive-by hugging. It feels like, she's off all over the place, but appreciate the quick hug, as in, you were on your way out.

Joel: Yeah. She's a popper-inner. She pops into shows and then leaves.

Chad: Great interview with Sackett on Indeed “jail” and the two CEOs that we've got going on right now. We did find out that our listeners are pretty damned cool.

Joel: Yeah, we continue to be humbled by our fans and that people actually listen to this crap. So, yeah, it's awesome. Totally awesome. If you haven't heard the Sackett interview, it's really, really good. It's only about 14 minutes, but very insightful.