Indeed Gets Penalized

When I grow up ... Super Bowl ads in our industry are back with Indeed's decision to drop $10 million plus on an ad in the Big Game. Where's the flag on jobseeker encroachment?

What's more?

- pulls of a read headscratcher of an acquisition with Talenting

- Buy or Sell with 1) GoodJob 2) Oyster and 3) Careerist

- Kroger believes Essential Employees aren't worth an added $4/ hour

- Google gets caught while DOL looks stupid

- Activision misses a diversity layup

- and Holland McCue is not to be messed with.

Enjoy this Jobvite, JobAdx, and Sovren powered episode.


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INTRO (2s):

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 (22s):

Oh yeah. When I grow up, I don't want to be a yes man. Yes, sir. Yes, Ma'am. Welcome to the Chad and Cheese podcast, boys and girls. I'm your cohost Joel space laser Cheesman.

Chad (34s):

And I'm Chad executive order Sowash.

Joel (37s):

And on this week, show Indeed jumps into the Super Bowl Ad arms race, has a scratching our heads and do not get on Holland McHughs bad side.

Sovren (50s):

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Music (1m 49s):

Y'all trippin Tyler when it comes to hourly jobs, and this is how we do it.

Chad (1m 58s):

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.

Joel (1m 59s):

Guys. If you haven't seen this video and heard their whole song, please, please go to YouTube and watch it. Fuckin epic as the kids say.

Chad (2m 15s):

It's hilarious. It's fun and nothing this cool ever happens in HR or talent acquisition.

Joel (2m 24s):

By the way, if you're, if you're looking for a special gift for that special someone, because Valentine's day is coming up, Chad.

Chad (2m 30s):

Oh yeah.

Joel (2m 31s):

Montel is on Cameo. So if you want to have a little lovely note for your spouse or girlfriend, boyfriend, whatever, have Montel drop the love for Valentine's day. Little tip from the love doctor, Cheese,

Chad (2m 45s):

You know, who also had a sweet hit, Jason Putnam from pandologic. The dude is an artist and I don't mean musical artists. Well, maybe he is. But in this case he drew his very own version of the Chad and Cheese for his bookshelves, the background for his zoom. So now I would assume if you had take a call with Jason, if you focus a little bit harder over his, one of his shoulders, you might see the Chad and Cheese and Jason Putnam version. So yeah, that's a big, applause.

Joel (3m 18s):

I only have a little issue with his dimensions because he has me about a foot shorter than you even with the captain's hat. And I'm not sure, you know what he was thinking on that one because I'm clearly a good six inches taller than you.

Chad (3m 33s):

You're you're you're standing in a hole. No big deal.

Joel (3m 37s):

I look like George Castanza with a beard.

Chad (3m 43s):

Well, I like to say we had a great time last night with our Pappy's winners. Morton over at Tradify, Matt O'Donnell from People Scout and sponsor Robert Rough from Sovren. Unfortunately, Pete Suchi from CVS, he couldn't make it, he was sick. Hopefully he doesn't have the Covid.

Joel (4m 4s):

I can confirm it's not a Covid thing, but Pete Sushi has the flu. He's going to be all right. Well, we'll try to reschedule it. Good. I kind of feel like because he was the Blanton's winner, he felt a little bit, you know, less than, less than worthy of being on a call with two Pappy's bottles. But I don't know, we'll see.

Chad (4m 24s):

A $500 bottle of bourbon. Yeah. Blazer,

Joel (4m 31s):

Chin George Costanza. Well, the nineties made another newsworthy thing this week that caught our attention. Screech from Saved By the Bell passed away this week, Screech 44.

Chad (4m 44s):

Did it say how?

Joel (4m 45s):


Chad (4m 46s):


Joel (4m 46s):

Teachable moment kids. If you're hitting that 40 plus age range, which a lot of our listeners are, make sure you go see the doctor on a regular basis. By the way, little known fact, a Screech was in a sex tape. Come on in the mid two thousands. After his career was on the skids. He tried to jumpstart. If you will, and get it back to growth mode with a, with a sex tape, which nobody remembers. So it obviously didn't work like it did for the Kardashians

Chad (5m 14s):

Saved by the dildo. Please keep that in. Cause I got nothing. Before we forget God, my brain is total mush this morning anyway. We're giving away free t-shirts kids. That's right. Sponsored by Emissary ed from Philly. One, one he guys, so John, go to or just click on free in the upper right-hand corner. You can win t-shirts we have free beer from Adzuna. We've got something to talk about there don't we?

Joel (5m 48s):

Yep. Yep. So Dennis Tupper a big fan of the show for probably when we first started was our random winner. So we'll be sending out beer to Dennis there in will be scheduling a call to do a little zoom tasting connect with him, free beer. And by the way, there's a new one. You mentioned Sovren, they've agreed to kill everyone's liver. We're giving away bourbon, whiskey, Scotch it's a Chad and Cheese pick. Remember blockbuster where each employee had their picks for movies. We're going to do a whiskey pick and we're going to send whiskey to some winner.