WTF IBM?


To say this week's episode is a bit disjointed would be an understatement. But hey, we just comment on what we see happening in the world of recruitment. So, here's a taste:

- CareerBuilder throws a few logs on the dumpster fire - RUMORS!

- IBM uses ethnic slurs

- "Uber for EVERYTHING" jumps the shark

- Robot baristas

- OpenAI withholds "dangerous algo"

- Thumbtack offers giggers benefits?

- Jobcase brings in the MUTHALOAD!

Enjoy, and give our sponsors some love: Sovren, Canvas and JobAdX. There is no show without them.

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Announcer: Hide your kids, lock the doors. You're listening to HR's most dangerous podcast. Chad Sowash and Joel Cheeseman are here to punch the recruiting industry right where it works. Complete with breaking news, rash opinion, and loads of snark, buckle up boys and girls. It's time for the Chad and Cheese Podcast.

Chad: Here we go.

Joel: Let's do this. We just got back from Austin, and boy, are our arms tired. Hi-dy ho, kids, and welcome to Chad and Cheese, HR's most dangerous podcast. I'm Joel Cheeseman.

Chad: And I'm Chad "Foosball" Sowash.

Joel: On this week's extremely disjointed and random roundup, the dumpster fire at Career Builder rages on. Stop me if you've heard that one before. Robot baristas, Uber for humans-

Chad: What?

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Chad: Yeah, I still think the guy should be saying, "Fuck yeah," instead of score. We need to get that edited.

Joel: The first "ugh" sounds a little bit like you, when you get frustrated with me. Ugh.

Chad: I think I'm gonna talk to our buddies over at JobAdX and see if they don't mind if I actually cut out "score" and then I'll just say, "Fuck yeah," and then I'll just go ahead and insert that in there. I think it'll be great. It's awesome.

Joel: Aren't we gonna see them in Phoenix next week?

Chad: Yeah, we are. I think over a few drinks we can probably get that done.

Joel: Yeah, get them all lubricated and agree to a totally not safe for work ad.

Chad: We just got back from Austin and I can't remember the last time I've done a podcast without looking your ugly mug right beside me. This is interesting. This is pretty refreshing.

Joel: I'm going to enjoy a weekend free from Chad Sowash, because I have to turn around and see you again in Phoenix and hope to God, unlike Austin, it doesn't rain in Phoenix with fairly, moderately neutralized cold-ish weather. I say that because we came from Canada, so it did feel warm, but it would have been nice to see a little more sunshine.

Chad: Yes. But as in Austin, and thanks to the amazing hospitality from Talroo. We had great opportunity for amazing food.

Joel: Franklin's Barbecue.

Chad: Yeah, they brought Franklin's Barbecue in. We worked our ass off while we were there. We were playing Foosball, we were racing down the hallways on scooters.

Joel: Corn hole.

Chad: Ping pong.

Joel: I showed you how to hover board. Good god.

Chad: If you're not following myself or Joel on Twitter, you need to. Go to Twitter, just ... I mean, I'm the only Chad Sowash on Twitter. Obviously probably the only Joel Cheeseman. Follow us, there's some hilarious fucking videos, I think I might have put them on Linkedin, too, of Joel trying to hover board. That was awesome. That was worth the entire trip.

Joel: I don't know how kids can just zoom around on these things. They're like death traps.

Chad: It's practice, man. It just takes practice.

Joel: Yeah, I guess so.

Chad: I gotta say, the Talroo team was awesome, treated us like a couple of podcasting kings.

Joel: How many cases of beer did they buy for us?

Chad: Yeah, yeah, if you go on Twitter or LinkedIn, probably or Facebook, we might have put it on our Facebook too.

Joel: Yeah.

Chad: You will see the pile of beer cases ...

Joel: Stacks. Stacks.

Chad: It was awesome, dude. Yeah, so there's gonna be some great content coming from Thad. Probably next week we're gonna drop an interview with Thad Price.

Joel: CEO.

Chad: Yep, CEO over at Talroo, and then we've got some super-secret stuff that's gonna happen in the weeks upcoming, and that's all we can say about that.

Joel: Gotta wait for it. Get 'em all hot and bothered, baby.

Chad: Lube 'em up.

Joel: Got some super-secret detention coming up, coming your way.

Chad: Oh, shit. Okay, shout outs.

Joel: Another shout out to Neuvoo, I still don't know if I pronounced that correctly.

Chad: I think it is, yeah.

Joel: Some French Canadian thing. Sent me a pair of socks, I think sent you also a pair of socks.

Chad: Yes.

Joel: And with all the swag I'm getting, I'll never have to buy clothes ever again. Except for maybe pants. I have not gotten a pair of swag pants yet, but I'm sure it's coming. Get me some nice daisy dukes, somebody, for the summer. And I will ...

Chad: I hope nobody ever does that.

Joel: And I will rock those bitches.

Chad: Yeah, so thanks for thinking of us Michael Odell and the team over there at Neuvoo. John Headland, so John fired off a message to me. He watched our, the Gathering panel intro. We did it on video, and he provided some solid feedback on what Chad and Cheese actually means to him. I had said something random ...

Joel: What are we, Santa Claus now? What Chad and Cheese means to him? Like, God.