The Bigger They Are...


You like apples? How ‘bout these apples: On this week’s show the boys discuss a $22 billion merger, iCIMS finds their new leader, and Walmart says, “Taco Bell, hold our beer.” And lots more, hosers.

Enjoy and don’t throw snowballs at Sovren, JobAdx, and Canvas.

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Intro:

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 hurts. Complete with breaking news, brash opinion, and loads of snark. Bottle up boys and girls. It's time for the Chad and Cheese Podcast.

Joel:

Ah, yeah.

Chad:

Yeah, yeah. I don't even know what that was.

Joel:

Welcome to the Canadian Rockies edition of the Chad and Cheese Podcast.

Chad:

Straight out of Canada.

Joel:

I'm your cohost Joel Cheesman.

Chad:

And I'm Chad, looking at the Rocky Mountain Sowash. This is fucking awesome.

Joel:

On this week's show, a $22 billion merger; iCIMS finds their new leader, and Walmart says, "Taco Bell, hold our beer." We'll be right back after this word from a beloved sponsor.

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Chad:

Then we're back.

Joel:

Shout outs.

Chad:

First shout out goes to Sarah Stamp from Intel. From my understanding, I'm getting the intel.

Joel:

Super fan.

Chad:

She's a super fan. It's like she takes notes.

Joel:

Mega, super, cultish loving fan.

Chad:

Yes, and these are the types of people that we hold close, and we love.

Joel:

We love you Sarah. Thanks for listening.

Chad:

If you're taking notes, and you're actually correcting people, because, "No, wait a minute. I'm going to pull out last week's notes of Chad and Cheese," you ma'am are, yes, super fan.

Joel:

And I've got another super fan: Michael G. Cox, not to be confused with Michael J. Fox.

Chad:

That is close. I like it, and it's good. I like how you did that.

Joel:

Yeah, I think he throws the G in there just to confuse people. Michael's a fan. Michael, we appreciate the kind words you gave both of us this past week, and thanks for listening.

Chad:

Yes, we are the number one thing that you can actually use to pair with your favorite whiskey.

Joel:

Absolutely.

Chad:

Yes.

Joel:

Yummy whiskey.

Chad:

Amy Schroeder with AgHires over in Ohio. She said, I was surprised that you guys were from Indiana.

Joel:

OH.

Chad:

IO baby.

Joel:

Shout out to Alaine Kalder who reached out to us this past week and shared her love. Appreciate you Alaine. Keep listening, and share it with the 100 of your closest friends.

Chad:

Yes, and more please. D Pit, another super fan by the way. So this is what she actually sent over. She was like, "Just caught last week's pod. This is my world. Batman fucking gets it." So if you haven't heard the Batman podcast, it's pretty simple. It has a bat signal. Go get it.

Joel:

Can't miss it.

Chad:

Listen to it. I think he's going to be a regular.

Joel:

And shout out to Michael Cohen, while we're at it, while we're at it. I'm going to go low hanging fruit. If you haven't noticed, we are currently at the cult Gathering Conference in Banff, Canada. Frankly, we're pretty podcasted out at this point, so we're just-

Chad:

It's crazy.

Joel:

... on fumes. But I would be remiss if I didn't start some shout outs with Ty Weeks and Allyn Bailey from Intel, as well as our new friend, Bill Neff from Yeti;

Chad:

Yeti.

Joel:

Everyone knows Yeti-

Chad:

I've got this big ass Yeti cooler man.

Joel:

... who were all brave enough to come on stage with us and talk talent acquisition and marketing. And look for that coming to a podcast near you. But major shout out to them. We love you.

Chad:

And shout out to Ryan, Chris, Mike Germano, Erinn who is our handler and was amazing, because I'm telling you-

Joel:

Two Ns.

Chad:

Yeah, Erinn, two Ns. She just killed it, beforehand making sure we knew what was going on, why we were here, constant contact. It was fucking awesome. Also want to make sure that we get a big shout out from Elise from SmashFly, Gina from Symphony Talent. Those guys, sight unseen, just heard things about The Gathering, and said, "We're all in." So they were a sponsor this year. And this is the fucking crazy thing, dude. We have the CMO of Coca-Cola came up to us after-

Joel:

SVP actually.

Chad:

SVP-

Joel:

I looked him up. But still someone smarter than us-

Chad:

From Coca-Cola-

Joel:

... at a big organization.

Chad:

... in marketing came up and said, "Your guys' session rocked. I couldn't believe everything that I came away with." And Symphony Talent and SmashFly are the only talent acquisition technology company that is here represented. Such an awesome opportunity for them. And I think next year we'll see more of those companies, because this is a space where we need to invade.

Joel:

Pretty confident SmashFly and Symphony are going to put a stake in the ground here in Banff for our regular sponsorship. And also wanted to give a shout out to Elena of the Elena and Abby Cheesman combo there at-

Chad:

Skill Scout.

Joel:

Skill Scout.

Chad:

Love them.

Joel:

Dude, does anyone dress hipper-

Chad:

Mo.

Joel:

... than Elena Valentine?

Chad:

No, never.

Joel:

No, we're talking about gold fanny pack, multi-cloud colored camouflage, the hip sweatshirts. I'm just in awe. So aside from being an awesome videographer, frankly an awesome person, she's an awesome dresser, and this shout out is for you Elena.

Chad:

We love you. We love you. A big shout out to Talkpush. They put together this-

Joel:

Push.

Chad:

... nomad program. And what it is is all their employees are raffling to live in another area of the world. They can pick between Manila, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, New Delhi, or Kuala Lumpur, and Talkpush, the actual company, will pay their two months to live in that country. I thought that was a awesome fucking perk.

Joel:

Now, which one of those would you be picking?

Chad:

I think Costa Rica. I think either Costa Rica or Kuala Lumpur.

Joel:

I was going to say Costa Rica. That sounds fairly nice right about now as we're freezing our arses off in Canada. so I'm good with outs. What else you got unless-

Chad:

Event.

Joel:

... we get to traveling.

Chad:

Events baby. We have UNLEASH and the TAtech mega conference.

Joel:

Jolly good, going to London again.

Chad:

In London in March, currently we have Death Match. And we've been here all week, and I know there've been some startups who've been trying to get that last spot, so hopefully we'll get those guys locked up. But we do have Job Sync, Optimal-

Joel:

Get Optimal.

Chad:

... Get Optimal, and S-B-O-J, SBOJ-

Joel:

SBOJ baby.

Chad:

... jobs-

Joel:

It's going to be all over the stage.

Chad:

Jobs spelled backwards.

Joel:

Spoj.

Chad:

So there's only one spot left. If you want to get into it, you should get into it. But if you want to win the Chad and Cheese chain of champions, that's what you want.

Joel:

And who doesn't?

Chad:

Everyone-

Joel:

You know what I'm saying? I just ordered them this past week, so we're good to go.

Chad:

Get your tickets tatech.org, and unleashgroup.io, chadcheese.com. Just click on the event. You'll see you can go there and just click through there as well. Make it easy.

Joel:

And a little bit premature, but I'm going to be in Vancouver as we're in Canada-

Chad:

Vancouver.

Joel:

... I'm reminded. I'm going to do some sort of recruiting event on April 6th or 7th.

Chad:

Recruiting.

Joel:

Our buddies at Rectxt.

Chad:

Love them.

Joel:

Yeah, the gorilla aficionados of marketing-

Chad: