iCIMS Throat-Punches Indeed

Feel the love on this Valentine's Day episode of The Chad & Cheese Podcast. Let the boys buy you a drink and weave tales of...

- iCIMS data showing Indeed getting throat-punched by Google for Jobs

- Jobvite backing up the Brinks to compete in the arms race for HR tech supremacy

- GM's Toledo plant, nooses, swastikas, racism and lawsuits

- and how LinkedIn's hip-to-be-square strategy is failing with Millennials.

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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: Happy Valentine’s day all you lovers out there. Get ready to get all warm and fuzzy. Welcome to the Chad and Cheese Podcast, HR's most romantic and devilishly sexy if I do say so myself.

Chad: Oh, yeah.

Joel: I'm Joel Cupid Cheesman.

Chad: And I'm Chad Barry White Sowash.

Joel: Oh, Jesus. This week Chad gets to give George LaRocque a big FU. Jobvite backs up the Brink's truck and millennials are showing no love to LinkedIn.

Chad: Fuck.

Joel: Fucking millennials. Grab your overpriced roses, a bottle of Merlot, and get cozy lovebirds. We'll be right back after a word from our sponsors.

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Joel: Chad Barry White Sowash. Good Lord.

Chad: Oh yeah baby.

Joel: Yeah, dude. Happy Valentine's Day.

Chad: Oh, yeah.

Joel: Any big plans?

Chad: Oh, yeah. A little love with my wife. But yeah, I already have the roses, the chocolate dip, strawberries, all that stuff has been done this morning. I'll make sure to keep it real and keep it romantic the entire weekend because that's how we do things here in the Sowash residence.

Joel: That's very troubling, very troubling. I'm having my mom, all three kids and I think Tacos tonight is our Valentine's Day. Tomorrow is date night, however. We're getting the babysitter. We're going to do one of those rooms where you get locked in and you got to a ... What's it called?

Chad: Escape room or something.

Joel: Escape room, yeah. We're doing escape room some dinner and drinks. Yeah, just chilling out a little bit. When you have a two-year-old, those lovely moments are few and far between. So, we'll take advantage of it as best we can. But we're traveling next week, so there's nothing too crazy.

Chad: Traveling next week to Banff to go to The Gathering, bitches.

Joel: Most of our audience is saying, "What the hell is Banff and what the hell's The Gathering?"

Chad: Yeah, most people know what Banff is because it is this picturesque postcard. Wherever you turn, it looks like a postcard. It's just fucking gorgeous. It's in the Canadian Rockies. It's interesting that in talking to recruitment marketers and telling them about The Gathering, and then them checking out the website that none of them had heard of it, number one because it is about brand. We're talking about cult brands right, but none of these guys knew of it and they won't be there. I know you're jelly mother fuckers. That's right.

Joel: It's mostly a vacation, I think, at this point, although Indeed is going to be there. So Indeed Canada, maybe. Maybe some Workopolis folks. I don't know. We'll have to get all like Geraldo on them and try and get them in an interview while we're there.

Chad: It's interesting too because we're going to Banff this coming week and Indeed Canada I mean they pretty much love us. It's the people in Austin that I think don't like us as much. We're going to Austin the last week for a super-secret project that we can't tell anybody about.

Joel: Our rest of the month is an Indeed sandwich basically. We've got Canada up top and Austin at the bottom, which could be interesting.

Chad: Oh yeah.

Joel: Happy Valentine's Day to us.

Chad: No shit, man.

Joel: All right, dude. I got one main shout out I got to get it out there. Shout out to El Chapo baby.

Chad: Yeah.

Joel: My man was found guilty on all 10 counts, drug trafficking, coercion, cocaine, everything. El Chapo, as many know who're integral to the show for one thing and really frankly I just wanted to play this soundbite from CareerBuilder as most people know. Please enjoy.

CB Dude: Lastly, trip. Yes, there will be a trip. I just don't know when and where yet. As soon as I will know, you will know, and know this, we're not sleeping on this. It's not like we're not focused.

Chad: We're not sleeping on this.

CB Dude: We actually had a trip done and sold out three weeks ago. We had a great hotel in Cabo. We had dates confirmed.

Chad: What happened?

CB Dude: The problem is Cabo has become completely destabilized.

Chad: Oh, shit.

CB Dude: Literally, this holiday season, they've had over 50,000 reservations canceled. Evidently, when El Chapo was incarcerated, the code of ethics that he instilled in Cabo, Mexico has gone away.

Chad: This code of ethic.

CB Dude: There's no code of ethics. There's no code of honor. All of a sudden, there's a war for power. You're seeing things happen that you haven't seen in the past where people, where gangs, drug dealers were actually going to restaurants and shoot up the place. That never happened before. Bottom line is this.

Chad: Oh, jet.

CB Dude: I wish I could sit here and tell you we have-

Joel: I'm out. Drop the mic.

Chad: Everybody just in case you forgot, that was actually ... What was his name? John Smith or Anderson or-

Joel: John Smith. Yeah.

Chad: Yeah. He was like VP of sales or some shit like that. He was talking to the sales people about why they're not going to Cabo. The reason was El Chapo is not in power anymore and now guess what, they're really fucked because El Chapo, 10 counts, his ass is going to be in a prison.

Joel: He has escaped twice from prison. However, those were Mexican prisons and I can't vouch for them. He is going to be in Colorado I think. So yeah. He should be locked up for life. We should have heard the last of El Chapo.

Chad: Nice.

Joel: But we have no heard the last of that soundbite.

Joel: It will come back. Yes. It will come back.

Chad: Thank you CareerBuilder. Thank you.