Recruitics Embraces The Stranger


This one's a real rush of blood to the head!

  • Recruitics and Phenom are continuing the acquisition boom in our industry

  • LinkedIn is looking to take on Fiverr and Upwork.

And that's just the Chad & Cheese appetizer, as the boys then dig into billion dollar companies that poo-poo HR departments, professors who do hardcore drugs to achieve work-life balance and even a good ol' fashioned dust-up with industry vet Bill Boorman.

It's a good time after a week that came with a hefty dose of salt and vinegar. As always, C&C are powered by Jobvite, Sovren, and JobAdx.

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 (20s):

Aw. Yeah. Dancing on the line of cancellation since 2017, welcome to the Chad and Cheese podcast, everybody. I'm your cohost Joel "cheese is good for you" Cheeseman.


Chad (34s):

And I'm Chad, "the stranger" Sowash.


Joel (37s):

And on this week show the shopping spree continues in TA tech, LinkedIn wants a piece of the gig economy pie and heroin supports a sound work-life balance. Who knew?


Chad (48s):

What?!


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Joel (1m 48s):

The sun is shining in the Midwest.


Chad (1m 50s):

Feels good. This is, this is going to be our feel-good episode. Okay, the last ones we were cranky. We were all pissed off, but I am determined to make this "a feel good episode", that being said.


Joel (2m 4s):

Yeah.


Chad (2m 4s):

Sometimes I would say, throughout the day, I just have happy songs pop into my head. Does that ever happen to you?


Joel (2m 11s):

That sounds a little psychotic, but yeah, sometimes songs pop into my head. When there's room for the voices, stop talking to me. Yeah. The music


Chad (2m 20s):

One popped into my head today. It's Stevie Wonder's, Sir. Duke. That is one that pops into my head frequently. And I think it's because it was played on the radio so much when we were little kids, it was probably drowned into my head, but I just love that song. What song? Just kind of like, it's a happy song that kind of like pops into your head out of nowhere.


Joel (2m 44s):

So as both of us are young children of the seventies, I have a, you know, a favor for the seventies disco. So for me, it's a little Sister Sledge, Good Times. The actual show Good Times was great. There's also Wang Chung Tonight. I guess if you're rolling into the eighties. Yeah. You know, Everybody Wang Chung for a good time, but yeah. Songs are great. And the older you get, the more, the bigger the library gets and it's all good.


Chad (3m 19s):

And dude, Spotify is my, my best friend right now, podcasts, music. I mean, I spend probably half an hour on Spotify looking through like albums and shit liking things and just that whole signal liquidity that Spotify has on me.


Joel (3m 37s):

So you are, you're a subscriber then to Spotify. Okay. Are you a Joe Rogan listener? Occasionally?


Chad (3m 43s):

I can't. I can't listen to Joe Rogan. They're like three hour podcasts. Number one. I would have to split it up. Number two. He's just a Fucking whack job.


Joel (3m 55s):

He's a different cat for sure. He's a rich different cat.


Chad (3m 59s):

He is, good for him.


Joel (4m 1s):

Yeah. Well we got to have some feel good shout outs, I guess, to start the show.


Chad (4m 5s):

Yeah. So I want to start out with the feel good of, I just saw this morning and did a little research of over a hundred migrant children are being united with their families, and this is only the first month of Biden being in office. I think people across the globe, let alone us here in America, watching that happen in our country that made me feel good this morning.


Joel (4m 34s):

Definitely feel good. So we've talked a lot about corporations and vaccine and should they require it? What should they do? So, so Publix, your new favorite grocery store since Kroger rubbed you the wrong way, let's put it that way. They're offering a $125 gift card to employees that get the vaccine and gift card sounds a little cheesy, but hell they're probably spend the money at Publix anyway, with their employee discount. So public's way to go, man, incentivize that vaccine because we all need the shot.


Chad (5m 6s):

Yes. Incentive is smart. People living on incentives, essential worker wages, need food, go figure and pub Publix probably doesn't want their employees spending just some old gift card at Piggly Wiggly. So, you know.


Joel (5m 24s):

Does Piggly Wiggly still exist?


Chad (5m 27s):

I have no fucking clue. One of my favorite brands.


Joel (5m 31s):

It's actually a really interesting short sell story, from like the thirties or forties. So in lieu of the GameStop drama that we just lived through, if you want a historical perspective on short selling a Google Piggly wiggly, short sell, and you'll get a good story.


Chad (5m 48s):

Well, and this answers your question, which was will employers pay employees to get vaccinated? Target is providing hours of pay and free ride share rides for workers to get vaccinated. Grocery store chains. LIDL? Lidl? I guess, I don't know. Fuckin' never heard of it. And Aldi are also giving them employees paid time off to get the coronavirus vaccine. Instacart's gonna give their quote unquote staff, $25 stipend. So it is happening and this is a great way to just get these people to get the goddamn shot, because we all need it.


Chad (6m 30s):

And, and I'll take it if you wont.


Joel (6m 32s):

Yeah. And the time off is a big one, because they're going to be in line for three, four hours to get this fucking thing in some places, by the way, census Bureau survey that just came out almost one quarter of Americans said they don't plan to get vaccinated. What the fuck, America?


Chad (6m 48s):

After that $125 Piggly Wiggly card, I bet they do.


Joel (6m 56s):

Oh, what else? In shout outs, who else besides Kroger rubbed you the wrong way,


Chad (7m 2s):

Thrown under the bus, which was really interesting.


Joel (7m 5s):