Careerbuilder Goes Full-Google & Monster Goes Geico

On this week's show, Joel always says "NEVER GO FULL GOOGLE!" Well... CareerBuilder went "FULL GOOGLE"

but wait there's more....

- We find out why Microsoft really bought LinkedIn

- Monster's ad strategy goes full GEICO?..?

- Monster loses the NASCAR ads

- Stepstone swallows up Universum while Joel takes a nap

- Facebook is focused on @Work

- Russians launch Vera the HR robot

- Chips, wristbands and now brain sensors take over employee insights

and launches right into the steaming hot pile of garbage

Wait for El Chapo after the final credits...

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Announcer: Hide your kids. Lock the doors. You're listening to HR's most dangerous podcast. Chad Sowash and Joel Cheesman are here to punch the recruiting industry right where it hurts, complete with breaking news, brash opinion and loads of snark. Buckle up, boys and girls. It's time for The Chad and Cheese Podcast.

Joel: We're back for another week, bitches. Welcome to Chad and Cheese, HR's most dangerous podcast. I'm Joel Cheesman.

Chad: And I'm El Chapo.

Joel: On this week's episode, it's a tale of two cities with Monster and CareerBuilder job search. Monster goes all Geico or gecko with their new ad strategy and China companies are putting a motion sensor headgear on employees to gauge happiness.

Chad: What?

Joel: You have been warned, Glassdoor. Here's your new competitor. It's another fun-filled week in the recruiting industry, kids. Stay attuned.

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Chad: Smooth. I love it.

Joel: Silky smooth.

Chad: Silky smooth. Shout-out.

Joel: Let's go to the show, man. We got shout-outs.

Chad: Shout-outs.

Joel: You first.

Chad: Right out of the gate, Steven Rothberg of fame, he loved the interview that we did with Thad over at Talroo and Amit at JobsAdX. If you haven't listened to that pod, it's very simple. Just go to Click on podcast in the upper right-hand corner and you will have plenty to listen to. Not to mention also, for some reason and I don't know, maybe it's 'cause I can't read, people love the transcripts.

Joel: I know.

Chad: People love the transcripts. We hear people that actually listen and read the transcripts at the same time. Thanks to our transcript people over at Disability Solutions. That's good stuff. Who do you got?

Joel: Does anyone have a better sponsorship lineup than our show?

Chad: Never.

Joel: I don't think so.

Chad: Not ever.

Joel: I don't think so. By the way, as long as our main navigation on says podcasts, I can cope with you calling it a pod on the actual show, but if the navigation changes, you and I are going to have a problem. This shout-out goes to John Frazier. I recently wrote about CareerBuilder's trials and tribulations for ERE and shared it on LinkedIn. John was kind enough to comment. John is a former CareerBuilder salesperson. He currently works for Build Trust. He's also an Iowa grad, which is neither here nor there. Let you read into that however you'd like. Quote from John, "Cheesman, it's time to grow up and get off the HR tabloid train." John, John, thank you for reading. By the way, when you comment on my post, it means your network gets wind of it and they learn about my post as well. I appreciate all the love that John Fraser is giving us out there in the internet.

Chad: Yeah, yeah. Okay, John, that was sweet. Ed from Philly has a new podcast drinking game. Apparently, every time I say chatbots, he takes a shot. I'm going to have to amp up my use of the word chatbots, Ed. Chatbot.

Joel: Drink up, Ed.

Chad: Chatbot, chatbots.

Joel: Drink up, baby. Can he do that at work? Does he listen to us at work? That could cause problems.

Chad: I don't know. I don't know. He might just be doing this on the weekend, which is a great chatbots game. Not to mention, props to Job Board Doc. This guy tweets as he listens to the show, has comments about the things that we're saying, likes it, doesn't it, it's all good, but props to the Job Board Doctor.

Joel: That dude needs to get a life in a big way. I think all he does is listen to us.

Chad: Stop it. Yeah, there's nothing wrong with that.

Joel: I'd like to also introduce maybe a brand new game.

Chad: Uh-oh.

Joel: I'd say every time we say CareerBuilder ...

Chad: Lastly, trip. Yes, there will be a trip. I just don't know when and where yet ...

Joel: I don't know, just an idea. It might be some good comic relief.

Chad: Oh, shit, dude.

Joel: We might need to shorten that to just El Chapo, whatever that quote is. That sound bite was pretty good.

Chad: Yeah, I'll work on that. Last for me, the Joel Hates Baker Mayfield, the draft night video received over 5500 views on LinkedIn. That shit was hilarious.

Joel: I could not believe I'm still seeing likes and comments from that video. It was a very dark moment for me so I'm glad that the world can revel in my misery and the rest of my Browns fans.

Chad: Dude, how can the Browns just screw stuff up constantly, constantly. Anyway ...

Joel: Yeah. I'll also add that they passed up on the best defensive player in the draft at number four. Yeah, I hope that works out well for us, but I'm not real hopeful after almost 20 years of misery.