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Viva Las Vegas! The boys are in Sin City this week at the HR Tech Conference, so there’s a lot to unpack. First, it’s shoutouts galore - featuring HireEZ, ThisWay, FactoryFix, Dice and many more - as the world gets back to in-person events. Then it’s time to dissect news of the week, highlighting Reejig and Joonko raising money while Paychex gives new meaning to the word innovation … NOT! Now, keep it quiet while we nurse these hangovers!


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INTRO (1s):

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 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 (27s):

Oh yeah, we are live from the HR Tech conference in beautiful Las Vegas, past the free pens, notebooks and water bottles. Hey, kiddies you're listening to the Chad and Cheese podcast. This is your co-host Joel "Irish moonshine" Cheeseman.

Chad (42s):

And this is Chad "baby needs a new pair of shoes" Sowash.

Joel (46s):

And on this week's show shoutouts galore, rejig re-ups and June Co Gogos. Let's do this. Holy hangover.

Chad (56s):

Dude, before we get into the Vegas moments, I've gotta get a little, little lovey here on you. Okay.

Joel (1m 2s):

Gonna get emotional.

Chad (1m 2s):

I'm gonna get emotional.

Joel (1m 3s):

On you. Do I need some Kleenex for this?

Chad (1m 5s):

You might. You might, you might. I'd like to congratulate our friend of the show. Julia Levy for tying the knot with her bow Derek this week.

Joel (1m 15s):

Very nice.

Chad (1m 15s):

Yes! That's right. We've shared not just the podcast, Mike, but also a stage with Julia Levy now. Yeah. We're gonna have to ask Derek for permission from now on.

Joel (1m 25s):

So is this when we announced the Chad and Cheese wedding services for all the love birds out there? Probably not a good business idea.

Chad (1m 32s):

Probably not. That's not a good idea.

Joel (1m 33s):

That's not a good idea.

Chad (1m 35s):

Tinder for Chad and cheese listeners.

Joel (1m 38s):

Grinder for recruiting. Didn't we come up with that one this week?

Chad (1m 40s):

I think we did.

Joel (1m 41s):

We did?

Chad (1m 42s):

All right. Party, party, party, baby. Let's talk about it.

Joel (1m 44s):

So we're in Vegas, HR tech conference.

Chad (1m 47s):


Joel (1m 47s):

We are both in day three.

Chad (1m 49s):

I'm hurting.

Joel (1m 50s):

I think we all know that day three is about the end.

Chad (1m 53s):


Joel (1m 53s):

Of your Vegas trip.

Chad (1m 55s):

That's my burn rate here in Vegas!

Joel (1m 58s):

We had a banger last night.

Chad (2m 2s):

Excuse me?!

Joel (2m 3s):

Total. A total just shindig.

Chad (2m 4s):


Joel (2m 4s):

We did two events drank way too much.

Chad (2m 8s):


Joel (2m 8s):

Our livers sounded like a sump pump.

Chad (2m 11s):


Joel (2m 12s):

Around three, 3:00 AM last night.

Chad (2m 13s):

It felt like one.

Joel (2m 14s):

But we are here for you listeners doing this show from Chad's hotel room.

Chad (2m 18s):

Oh my God.

Joel (2m 19s):

Of all places.

Chad (2m 20s):

We love you. Yes.

Joel (2m 23s):

Looking at this Sphinx's ass from the Luxer, off the strip in Vegas.

Chad (2m 26s):

Only The best. Only the best for Chad Sowash or Julie Sowash that's what I should

Joel (2m 30s):

Say. Ooh, that's kind of kinky. That's kind of kinky. So it's an abbreviated show.

Chad (2m 35s):

Yes. But first shout out, goes to Angela Hood, Michael Justin and the This Way Global crew.

Joel (2m 43s):


Chad (2m 43s):

For a live podcast recording in front of an audience. That's right in a suite atop the Mandalay Bay. That's right kids. We were all the way. Just pretty much all the way up top. We recorded an awesome deep dive into Angela's female founders story while doing a bourbon tasting and Angela doesn't like bourbon. So it was fun to watch the faces made.

Joel (3m 4s):

Could have fool me. Could have fool me.

Chad (3m 6s):

Well, she was shooting 'em because she didn't wanna sit there and sip 'em that's why.

Joel (3m 11s):

Yeah. Yeah. We had four bottles, 30 minutes. The conversation got progressively more entertaining as we drank bottles.

Chad (3m 19s):


Joel (3m 19s):

Great, great view from the 61st floor.

Chad (3m 22s):


Joel (3m 22s):

There, we got to see the Raiders new facility if you're a football fan. Pretty amazing. As well as mountains and sun and everything that you expect from the desert. I'm gonna go shout out to our first night. HireEasy. No one, no one quite engages the community like HireEasy. Well, that

Chad (3m 41s):

Was your first night, but yeah, carry on. Yeah.

Joel (3m 46s):

Yeah. So a group of, I guess, thought leaders, influencers, et cetera, got together with HireEasy. Went out for a really nice surf and turf dinner, shared stories.

Chad (3m 60s):


Joel (3m 60s):


Chad (4m 0s):

Great stuff.

Joel (4m 1s):

They're doing some really great stuff out there.

Chad (4m 3s):


Joel (4m 3s):

HireEasy knows how to do it. Got their own limo. I don't know. It was like a GMC truck limo thing.

Chad (4m 9s):

Oh, it's huge.

Joel (4m 9s):

It was very impressive. And then they went up in the Ferris wheel right after we called in a night. But the party people went into the Ferris wheel and had a great time. So as Shannon and the HireEasy crew, well done, shout out to you.

Chad (4m 26s):

Yes. It is a marathon, not a sprint, kids. Then last night also my Huber Yale and the Tatio crew, shout out to them for making the Chad and Cheese HR rebel party at the Sky Fall lounge at the top of the Delano happened. Geez. We were only supposed to have 40 people, but we had well over a hundred. We made our way from the top of the Mandalay bay

Joel (4m 49s):

You may have been saying double.

Chad (4m 51s):

No, I could have, by that time, at that time, I, we were at the top of the Mandalay Bay. We had to come all the way down the Mandalay Bay. We had to go over to the Delano and go all the way up to the top of the Delano. So it was, it was a good time. I'm humbled by the amount of people that actually showed up just to get drunk with us.

Joel (5m 11s):

Yeah. Old friends, new faces. It was fantastic. And, part of that experience, Chad, you remember, we did the bourbon tasting with our friends at Pandologic.

Chad (5m 22s):

Oh yeah.

Joel (5m 22s):

During the pandemic. Well, one of those that we sampled was basically moonshine. The white dog. Oh God. Buffalo trace. Distill. Well, apparently

Chad (5m 33s):

Alex Murphy,

Joel (5m 35s):

Apparently the Irish have their own own version of white dog. Shout out to Alex Murphy for graciously giving both of us a bottle of, I guess, lightning in a bottlem devil spit. Oh God, I know what you would call that stuff, but crazy. It may have, it came close to killing me last night. Thanks to Alex Murphy. Who obviously wants me dead at this point.

Chad (5m 58s):

Yes. Yes. But you know who doesn't want you dead and was looking lovingly into your eyes? Was Aaron Stewart that man. Yes. He graced

Joel (6m 5s):

I don't want to get on his bad side. That's for sure.

Chad (6m 8s):

He is. He's a big man, but he's a gentle, he's a gentle, gentleman.

Joel (6m 14s):

He's super jolly. Jolly jovial, man. Yes he is.

Chad (6m 18s):

Yes. And you, I gotta get some feedback here from you real quick.

Joel (6m 21s):


Chad (6m 22s):

We met the guys from Factory fix finally, which is really cool.

Joel (6m 27s):


Chad (6m 28s):

You just saw the Factory Fix fantasy football update.

Joel (6m 30s):

I did.

Chad (6m 31s):

What'd you think?

Joel (6m 32s):

I did. So, so my first impression was that they were gonna go for kind of a Wayne's World, you know, top 10 list. You know what the leaderboard looks like. I wasn't really expecting sort of an 80 style beach party, bingo. Half shirt, hairy belly buttons.

Chad (6m 54s):

Okay. You turn anybody off

Joel (6m 55s):

And equal parts. Horrifying and fascinating. I guess from the Factory Fix kids.

Chad (6m 60s):

It was fucking hilarious. Yes.

Joel (7m 1s):

Hilarious for sure.

Chad (7m 2s):


Joel (7m 2s):

If this whole Factory Fix thing doesn't work out, I think comedy is in their future. If they so choose.

Chad (7m 8s):

Yes, I, there, there might actually be, I don't know, maybe a miniseries or a movie behind this. Yes. I think it's good. I think it's good.

Joel (7m 18s):

Yep. Textkernel.

Chad (7m 18s):


Joel (7m 18s):

This one's sort of random, but on our last leg last night.

Chad (7m 23s):

Oh my God.

Joel (7m 24s):

We got a surprise. A round of drinks purchased for us.

Chad (7m 27s):

Chris you're fucking killing me, dude. I was done. I was done. And then they bring another drink and they set it down. And I look at the waiter as I'm going to kill him. And he is like, this is from the table over there. And there's Chris.

Joel (7m 43s):

And they're all waving.

Chad (7m 44s):

Oh my God.

Joel (7m 46s):

Textkernel. Thanks. Thanks guys. We appreciate it. Shout out Textkernel.

Chad (7m 51s):

That was amazing. Well, let's go ahead and jump into events really quick and then we'll go back into all this. Wonderful.

Joel (7m 59s):

Is this our shout out intermission?

Chad (8m 1s):

Yeah. Just for a minute. Gotta talk about events. Next we have Inspire HR in Nashville. That's right.

Joel (8m 9s):

The hot chicken detox is what we need. Little hot chicken. Unconditional

Chad (8m 12s):

Gonna be, we're gonna be on stage. We're gonna be eating hot chicken. You're gonna be eating hot chicken. Oh yeah.

Joel (8m 17s):

Patty B's better be alert.

Chad (8m 20s):

We're gonna be a part of the bar takeover. That's happening on Broadway. Yeah. Oh man. And if you've ever been to a bar in Nashville, you know, just how much talent singing talent is in Nashville. It is fucking crazy. There'll be 2, 3, 4 levels. And each level they have a band. Each level and they change out like every hour. It is amazing.

Joel (8m 46s):

Are you bringing your boots and your 10 gallon hat to Nashville?

Chad (8m 51s):

I don't have any of those. Although Julie does. Yeah. Don't don't say much about it. Cuz she usually leaves Nashville with a new pair of boots and those go obviously at least 500 bucks

Joel (9m 1s):


Chad (9m 1s):

Yeah, I don't do it.

Joel (9m 4s):

Obviously. And then after Nashville, where are we headed?

Chad (9m 7s):

Unleash Paris. Oh my God. I,

Joel (9m 7s):

May I interest you on a Bordeaux? Right.

Chad (9m 9s):

Now. Oh my God dude. Yes. So we're working with our friends over at Vonq and Unleashed to pull together a rooftop pre-conference party already taking shape, overlooking the Paris skyline. We're not far from the convention center plus Joel and I are working on a little, a little thing to share with you guys with our friends over at Veritone. Yeah. It's actually a Chad and Cheese global podcast product. And you might be asking Chad aren't podcasts global anyway?

Joel (9m 41s):

It's true.

Chad (9m 41s):

Yeah. No, that makes sense. But when you hear what the Chad and Cheese are dropping on your kids,

Joel (9m 45s):

This is what they call a tease in the industry.

Chad (9m 51s):

You're going to say Bon Soir.

Joel (9m 53s):

My question is what Vonq have free penicillin at the event in case anyone gets the vonq while they're at the Vonq events?`

Chad (10m 0s):

If we can. And we weren't able to actually pull off the t-shirts to actually get here in time. But I would love at least emails or some type of marketing that say Catch the Vonq in Paris, with Chad and Cheese.

Joel (10m 13s):

Yeah. I threw out condoms, but no one liked that idea at all.

Chad (10m 19s):

They don't wear condoms in Paris, man. It's Paris.

Joel (10m 21s):

So yeah, I guess that's all of our travel through the rest of the year, right? Yes.

Chad (10m 24s):

Don't forget. Go to, click on events in the upper right hand corner. You can register for all of these events. That's right. Kids. And we have a 20% off discount group on ChadCheese con for Paris. Do it. I mean, if you have not been there.

Joel (10m 40s):

There, you code little coupon code.

Chad (10m 42s):

All you have to do is click it and it just automatically happens.

Joel (10m 47s):

Oh shit. We are high tech dude.

Chad (10m 48s):

It's called technology, baby.

Joel (10m 50s):

God damn. That's how we do it. Who's sponsoring our travels, Chad?