Indeed Christmas Sweaters Got Chad All Hot-and-Bothered


This week's show starts out like s LOVE FEST and then goes south quickly... The boys talk:

- Joel hates on Indeed's ugly Christmas sweaters

- Microsoft is building the Death Star of workforce platforms

- Jim Stroud says "GATTACA BITCHES!"

- Talkpush calls out AllyO

- Comparably does Glassdoor and SEOs the Hell out of it

- College kids are sharpening their coding chops with Youtube

- Singing day with a jobs twist

- and branded fruit. Yes, branded F%$KING fruit!

Don't shoot your eye out, kids!Enjoy and visit sponsors JobAdX, Sovren and Canvas. They make it all happen.

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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 & Cheese Podcast.

Chad: Chad & Cheese!

Joel: Shitter's full, Clark. Welcome to The Chad & Cheese Podcast, HR's ugly redheaded stepchild. I'm Joel Cheesman.

Chad: And I'm Chad Sowash.

Joel: On this week's show, Microsoft gives us a glimpse into their next big acquisition in employment. Companies are handing out branded fruits and vegetables. Chad's excited. And Chad gets a stiffy over Indeed's latest swag.

Chad: Love it!

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Chad: How you feeling after last week's procedure? Like a new man?

Joel: See, everyone got TMIed last week. I don't know why we have to do it again this week. But, yes, my procedure, a camera stuck up my butt, went fine.

Chad: Good.

Joel: I'm gonna live a little longer so you and I can continue to pollute the ear drums of our listeners-

Chad: Yes!

Joel: ... for the foreseeable future. Hallelujah!

Chad: That's exactly what I wanted to here. And that's what the listeners wanted to hear.

Joel: That's right. And speaking of listeners, let's get to shout-outs.

Chad: Shout-outs.

Joel: Shout-out to Hung Lee, man.

Chad: Whoo!

Joel: This guy's he's got a weekly newsletter that millions of people read I think. He loves us. So he said last week, "Chad Sowash and Joel Cheesman," I'm not sure why he put you first, but anyway, "do the best industry this week podcast for the people business. It's hard to stay consistently relevant, but these two heroes have got it down to a fine art. Must listen, folks." Wow.

Chad: Yeah. No, he's on it.

Joel: Hung Lee with a-

Crowd: Whoo!

Chad: Hung and I have been talking back and forth. We've been for months now. We are going to get him on for an interview in 2019. That's a promise from Chad & Cheese. That's probably why he went with Chad first because it is Chad & Cheese.

Joel: I'm surprised he hasn't been on now. He should just be on the show. The British accent alone would help raise the IQ of the place. But the guy seems he's pretty well connected.

Chad: Yeah, yeah, yeah. So I've got a shout-out to Gattaca, bitches. So-

Joel: Way to age yourself.

Chad: ... shout-out to Jim Stroud's newest podcast about designer babies, where he talks about Gattaca. And I thought that was the coolest shit ever. So Jim's got a new podcast. It's like 10 minutes long or something like that.

Joel: He's always copying us.

Chad: Yeah. Well, he loves us. So who [crosstalk 00:03:38]?

Joel: Biting off the Chad & Cheese. It's all good. Jim, good luck to you, man. Gattaca, a movie that has aged pretty well I think.

Chad: Yes.

Joel: Good for ... And as well as I, Robot, the Will Smith movie. I think both of those have aged better than they were when they first aired.

Chad: Yeah, but I think, I mean Gattaca's been around I think much longer.

Joel: '90s, yeah.

Chad: Ethan Hawke. Yeah, that was good shit, dude. So, yeah, I love it.

Joel: Agreed. I'll give a shout-out to Harver, not Harvard, Harver, which I had never heard of before. But they thought enough of us to put us in their top 10 list of must-listen podcast, saying about the show, which ... By the way, we don't normally love these sort of lists because they trick us into talking about their company. But these guys actually had a write-up, and it sounds like they actually listen to the show.

Joel: So what they said was, "The problem with a professional podcast is that they sound like a lecture. They may be full of useful information, but they're boring. Rather than retaining insights or tips, do you find yourself zoning out? But not with The Chad & Cheese Podcast," and go on to tell about how our show is different. So Harver, this shout-out's for you. Thanks for mentioning us, and thanks for listening, because you obviously do.

Chad: Subscribe not just 2019. Do it now. Shout-out to Indeed ugly sweaters.

Joel: Oh, God, no.

Crowd: Boo!

Chad: I told you weeks ago this shit was genius. But the motherfuckers took my idea. Good on them. Good on you, Indeed. But that was genius shit. Good job.

Joel: I can't get behind the ugly sweater. These guys pulled out the baby bathrobes earlier this year, which we grilled them for. You love the ugly sweaters. I think they're totally ridiculous. I think people wear them once at the company party.

Chad: Genius.