Fear, Loathing, and ZipRecruiter


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 233K jobs in January, 468K in February, and 916K in March. So, everyone who got a pink slip last year should be rejoicing and fully employed, right? Think again.

  • Virus fears, childcare uncertainty and unawareness are keeping candidates on the sidelines.

  • It's also sparking solutions like ZipRecruiter to reach for solutions,

  • Degreed gained unicorn status (that makes eight in 2021) this week,

  • Amazon beat back unionization #sad

  • Salesforce rolled out the welcome mat for vaccinated employees

  • ...and Dominos used robots to deliver pizzas in what looks like "a toaster with wheels" in Houston.

Now bow down to your robot overlords, but hold the anchovies. As always, thank Sovren, JobAdx and Jobvite for all this cheesy goodness.

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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 (23s):

Look in California and feeling Minnesota. Welcome to HRS most dangerous podcast. This is Chad and Cheese on your cohost. Joel "Pfizer fan" Cheeseman.


Chad (35s):

And I'm Chad "fast act" Sowash.


Joel (38s):

And on this week's show ZipRecruiter wants you to act fast. Salesforce wants you to get Vaxxed and Houston, we have a pizza. Yes. Get ready for a podcast with some extra cheese. We'll be right back.


SOVREN (53s):

You already know that Sovren makes the world's best resume CV parser, but did you know that Sovren also makes the world's best AI matching engine? Only Sovren's AI matching engine goes beyond the buzzwords. With Sovren you control how the engine thinks with every match the Sovren engine tells you what matched and exactly how each matching document was scored. And if you don't agree with the way it's scored the matches, you can simply move some sliders to tell it, to score the matches your way. No other engine on earth gives you that combination of insight and control. With Sovren, matching isn't some frustrating "black box, trust us, it's magic, one shot deal" like all the others. No, with Sovren, matching is completely understandable, completely controllable, and actually kind of fun. Sovren ~ software so human you'll want to take it to dinner. dinner.


Joel (1m 52s):

Super bowl, super bowl, super bowl. Shout out to the Lombardi trophy, which is obviously coming to Cleveland after the Jed Davey on Clowney signing, baby. Come on.


Chad (2m 5s):

Now that's a great pickup. Great pickup. I'm excited to see where Justin Fields goes. It seems like the talk, the draft. He's the Tanglin where?


Joel (2m 18s):

New England, that's my prediction. Fields to New England.


Chad (2m 21s):

I'm saying San Francisco.


Joel (2m 22s):

Oh, number three. Pick huh?


Chad (2m 24s):

Yep. Yep. I'm saying San Francisco. Yeah. Yeah.


Joel (2m 27s):

I'm excited about J D Davian until he gets hurt in week one against the Bengals and then sits out the whole season. But anyway, it's the preseason. So Browns fans get excited.


Chad (2m 38s):

Nothing like jinxin yourself already.


Joel (2m 41s):

That's what we do. That's what we do. And all the people, let's talk about winners though. Victoria Conley, she's a winner. We're a winner just having beer with her over zoom. That's who the real winner is on that one. Thanks Victoria. She had plenty. She had ample beer from a Chad and Cheese beer dropped. That's just good stuff. And I still don't know what John means and Philly, I still don't know.


Chad (3m 8s):

She's sending us some John beer. So I mean that, in itself, I'm just, I'm happy with a little of that, John.


Joel (3m 16s):

Yeah. See, I didn't even know it was a beer. I'm more confused now than I was before.


Chad (3m 21s):

So yeah, anybody want to be cool enough to be like Victoria, go to Chadcheese.com, click on free. You could win listen to this beer by Adzuna dropped on your front porch kids, oh, bourbon by Sovren, dropped on your front porch kids. That's right. All safe. COVID free. A T-shirt shirt. Jesus by emissary.ai. Telling you right now, free stuff. I love, not only I love giving free stuff to our listeners, but I love having an opportunity to have beer tasting and bourbon tasting and just time with them because we had some good conversations last night.


Joel (4m 1s):

Yeah. And speaking of free stuff. I got to give a shout out to, and this is one for the old timers. Jason Goldberg, everybody. For those of you that don't remember Jobster back in the mid aughts, raised $50 million. Jason Goldberg, at the time was the most entertaining, volatile fill in whatever word you want to, but the dude got attention and it was fun. He drove that company to the ground, but he continues to raise money. It's unbelievable. The guy is the ultimate winner. He just raised $6.3 million for Moxie, which is a virtual exercise app. After Jobster, he raised money for social media and he started Fabulous and then he raised like 350 million for fab and ran that into the ground.


Joel (4m 45s):

Started Him, he did some crypto thingy and now he's on the Moxie. So for the old timers who remembered Jason Goldberg, he keeps entertaining the gift that keeps on giving. Thank you, Jason.


Chad (4m 58s):

He's the ultimate carnival barker, whatever, it's like he carries vaporware in his back pocket.


Joel (5m 5s):

The tipping point was the blog post about dropping his Pradas loafers into the ocean. Do you remember that one?


Chad (5m 13s):

No, I defintely, remember that. Again, he's more of one of those guys that I would love to forget, but he just keeps, like a rash, keeps coming back.


Joel (5m 22s):

He's still the best a keynote speaker at a direct employers conference.


Chad (5m 27s):

Yeah, no, I think he had like a five minute segment that was the best. Some, news out there, after 10 years as Broadbean's, CEO Dom Barton has exited stage left. That's right, kids. Broadbeans, I think they're like they're their head of sales left earlier this year. CEO, Dom, Barton just left, he joins buddy Kelly Robinson friend of the show at a Red Dot Media. It sounds like you're putting the band back together, kids so good for Dom. Bad for Broadbeans.


Joel (6m 3s):

Love Kelly, great taste in bourbon. Great tastes. Yeah.


Chad (6m 6s):

I'm also hearing that Mary Delaney has taken over the reigns at Broadbean and her execution is going to be spend a shit ton of cash. Raise our revenue and let's sell this fucking thing now. So anybody who's out there, who's looking for something like Broadbean yeah. Look, look for something else.


Joel (6m 27s):

Didn't your boy, Tom Kenny, get a new gig somewhere?


Chad (6m 30s):

Yeah. So man, I got to say Tom Kenny, former CEO of SmashFly. He was the guy who actually got the Symphony Talent deal done. Right? That guy. Remember him? So on LinkedIn, the NATO allied command transformation profile, I guess you could call it posted this yesterday. NATO Allied Command. Okay. Quote "speaking at Tide Sprint, Tom Kenny explains how data and organizational interoperability can help the war fighter to do their job at the highest level possible. Data and AI innovator, entrepreneur, CEO, combat veteran, and most recently chief data officer at US Special Operations Command."


Chad (7m 19s):

Tom Kenny has fucking done it all. I mean, this dude just totally blows it out of the water, everywhere he goes.


Joel (7m 27s):

And I effectively cleaned my cat's litter box this morning. So there's that, there's that. It's almost the same thing. Almost the same thing. And shout out to our buddy Jamie Leonard of Rec Fest fame and over in the UK, he had a Jerry Maguire moment on Facebook this week. I don't know if you saw this, but he said, quote, I don't mind admitting it, but I am burnt out right now. 13 months of trying to lead an events company through a pandemic. Yeah. It feels like we're out the other side and that's great for business. But also when the adrenaline stops and the body says, yep, that's enough. I'm struggling to do the basics at work. I'm running at 20% at best.


Joel (8m 8s):

And that isn't fair on the team that have killed themselves to get us through. I think it might be time to recharge the batteries. Well, Jamie, I hope you recharge those batteries baby, because we're coming into the roaring twenties. And I know I speak for Chad and myself, when I say we can't wait to get back to the good old UK.


Chad (8m 26s):

You're a kid man. And I mean, he's just putting out there what many people are feeling. We all need to step the fuck back. Many people have been working much harder