IPO Buzz: Upwork, Slack, ZipRecruiter

Wall Street has fallen asleep on employment websites for many years. After Glassdoor's major tease job earlier this year, it's looking like things are finally starting to heat-up with Upwork, Slack and ZipRecruiter on The Street.


Amazon raises wages - not really

Google is watching you - "Rockwell style"

LinkedIn uses data to launch a money machine - srsly wtf are Monster & CB doing?

Goodtime.io banks on automating interview scheduling , which everyone is now doing!

Enjoy and visit sponsors Sovren, JobAdX and new addition Canvas.


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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: Hidey ho, boys and girls. Welcome to another fun filled episode of the award-winning, let me say that again, award-winning, Chad and Cheese Podcast. The world has lost its mind. We're HR's most dangerous and I'm Joel Cheesman.

Chad: And I'm Chad Sowash and I'm kissing the ReSi right now.

Joel: On this week's show, ZipRecruiter keeps making it rain. Slack and Upwork hit up Wall Street, and if it wasn't enough for Google to spy on all of us, they're now helping your employer spy on you.

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Chad: I bet if you and I read that with a British accent from now on, Tim will get us a new ad much quicker.

Joel: And we'll lose listeners, much faster.

Chad: No, I think it'll be funny as hell.

Joel: Yeah, dude.

Chad: C'mon.

Joel: [horrible British accent] Hello. JobAdX? You like?

Chad: [even worse British accent] Or, the Facebook of ... Yeah. No, I get it.

Joel: Shout-outs.

Chad: Shout-outs. Okay, you get the first one.

Joel: Peter Clayton. Oh my God, dude. My man-

Chad: Awesome.

Joel: ... Peter Clayton, video/audio extraordinaire was shooting Death Match from last week, and provided assorted summary. He interviewed us, we published it on the podcast, so if you subscribe iTunes, Google Play, et cetera., just play that baby and the video comes out. But Peter just crushed it and continues to do so. Major shout-out to PC.

Chad: That's pretty awesome. And we also dropped ALLYO's Death Match Pod yesterday, so listen up and watch for Talk Push, Uncommon and Canvas. Their Death Match performances are on the way.

Joel: I think Uncommon's next, right?

Chad: No, Talk Push.

Joel: Okay, but we're going to be rapid firing these mothers in the next few days I think. If I can get off the couch for five minutes.

Chad: No, shit. Wow.

Joel: I'll get those things off. Bumble.

Chad: Bumble, yeah, Bumble.

Joel: Bumbles next. Everybody, Bumble, dude. I mean we talked about them once, because they had Bumble Biz I think, a while back.

Chad: Yeah.

Joel: But I think we were both impressed by their full-page ad during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings that simply said, "Believe Her," right?

Chad: It said, "Believe Women."

Joel: "Believe Women." Ups to that.

Chad: Understated. It was in Bumble colors, but that's all it said, it said, "Believe Women." Had a small Bumble logo in the upper right. Yeah, and I mean their organization really is focused on women, so for them to actually come out the way that they did was incredibly smart. It's a great message and it's a message that we should all embrace. But it was pretty awesome to see them do that.

Joel: And by the way, it's my understanding that dating sites don't exist without women, so it's a pretty savvy move.

Chad: No, shit. Matt Plummer over at Zip commented on LinkedIn. He said ... We had our picture with our new award, the ReSi, at TAtech. He said, "Congrats on the ReSi. I don't know what category you won, but I assume it wasn't podcasting."

SFX: Boo.

Chad: That's fucking awesome.

Joel: That was just cold, man. That was just cold.

Chad: I love it.

Joel: Shout-out to iCIMSs.

Chad: Okay.

Joel: I don't think we've talked about it, but iCIMs is flying us, as well as a lot of other, I guess, "Thought Leaders" out to New Jersey, the vacationing hotspot. And treating us to some iCIM's insights. I think we're going to do a little interview with the CEO, maybe. We'll get Susan Vitale to give us a, we out, while we're there, so yeah, excited about that.

Chad: And some Kostelnik time, too, I believe.

Joel: Oh, yeah.

Chad: That should be sweet.

Joel: That would be nice.

Chad: Next week, Louise Triance, from UK Recruiter, she loves talking about Google. But she loves talking about Google and the recruitment industry more, with me. So we're actually doing a talk on Crowdcast. We're going to talk about the Google APIs on the recruitment side, and a bunch of crazy shit, so check out my Twitter feed: chad_sowash and register up. Check it out.

Joel: That sounds like a party.

Joel: Shout-out to Dirk Spencer, TA guy over at JC Penney. Yeah, I guess they are still in business.

Chad: Did you say, Dirk Diggler?

Joel: Dirk, no that's a different show.

Chad: Oh, my bad.

Joel: Saw him SourceCon, hit me up on LinkedIn and said, "It's nice to see that you're finally aging." I'm not exactly sure how to take that, but Dirk, shout-out to you for that.

Chad: Tim Meehan over at KellyOCG for giving the pod some love on LinkedIn. He's a fan of the show and apparently loves the "Colorful Language."

Joel: So educational.

Chad: Yeah.

Joel: Ty Abernethy shout-out. Ty is known primarily for, Take the Interview, which ConveyIQ is what they are now. He basically has left. Talked to me about his new start-up, which is coming soon, so Ty, it's good to see you out there still hitting the start-up world. Shout-out to you. Good luck to you and let us know when you drop. He's already reserved a spot on, Firing Squad.

Chad: Yes. That's what I was going to say. Get his ass on, Firing Squad.

Chad: To Henrik Christensen, he actually asked me on LinkedIn, "Can you share a screen dump of Google showing job suggestions on the homepage?" And with the new Chrome update ... We've been talking about these job suggestions, which thought was really cool. That has gone away, so the new Chrome update, which looks, I mean it looks pretty fricking spectacular. I like it. But unfortunately those job suggestions on the homepage have gone by the wayside.