The Emperor's New Eightfold

Halloween is right around the corner, and this episode of HR's most dangerous podcast is full of tricks and treats. For companies like Eightfold, Jobsync, The Mom Project, Gem, Jobscore and Burger King, the bag of goodies is full of M&Ms, Snickers and Reese's. But who got a rock? The Charlie Browns on this week's show include TikTok wannabe Heroes Jobs, MySpace wannabe Everyone Social and has-been Monster. Sorry, we can't compete with the horrors of Election Day and a global pandemic, but for talent acquisition, this week's podcast is right up there with The Exorcist and Poltergeist.

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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 (20s):

Oh yeah. COVID is spiking around the globe. The stock market is crashing and election day is coming and Oh yeah. Halloween is right around the corner. So how's your week going? This is the Chad and cheese podcast. I'm your cohost Joel GDP Cheeseman.

Chad (40s):

And I'm Chad "Freddy Krueger" Sowash.

Joel (43s):

On this week's show. Eight-fold more like a billion fold. Am I right?

Chad (47s):

Am I right?

Joel (48s):

TikTok for jobs is finally here and clowns!

Chad (53s):


Joel (53s):

Be very, very afraid.

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Chad (1m 26s):

Poppy cock!

Joel (1m 29s):


Chad (1m 31s):

All right, kids. It's Halloween. It's Halloween! Round two of the scariest movie characters polls. Here we go. Leatherface from the chainsaw massacre, Texas Chainsaw Massacre versus Freddy "Nightmare on Elm Street" Kruger and Freddy wins in a runaway kids. Wow!

Joel (1m 53s):

Was this an actual poll that you had?

Chad (1m 54s):

Yeah, I did a poll on LinkedIn.

Joel (1m 57s):

See, Freddy, Freddy was scary as shit in the first one, but by the last one he's like break dancing and wrestling Hulk Hogan. So I don't know which Freddy they were talking about. I'd go Leatherface all day.

Chad (2m 9s):

Yeah. So that's what happens when you have like 27 sequels? I mean, it's like, it just gets out of hand. It's like Jason and Friday the 13th.

Joel (2m 21s):

Yeah. When the cast of, you know, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure shows up on your horror film, it's probably time to give up the game.

Chad (2m 29s):

You probably jumped the shark. Yes.

Joel (2m 31s):

Shout Out to voting.

Chad (2m 32s):


Joel (2m 33s):

God Dammit. Where's MTV's Rock the Vote when you need it. Tuesday, I've already voted. You probably have too.

Chad (2m 41s):

Oh yeah!

Joel (2m 41s):

In fact I'm pretty sure that you have, but if you haven't man.

Chad (2m 44s):

Weeks ago.

Joel (2m 44s):

But if you haven't man, everybody vote. That's how you get shit done. Don't break windows. Don't beat up. People go vote. Very important.

Chad (2m 52s):

Don't put that shit in the mail right now because the mail is running about 10 fucking days behind. Hand carry that shit and drop it off. Just don't put it in the mail now because it's not going to make it!

Joel (3m 5s):


Chad (3m 5s):

Shout out to Parker Pell out of Memphis who loves the podcast and uses the Chad and Cheese to help him with his own podcast called the Inchternship Show Parker. You might want to think twice about that, buddy. Hans Mangelschots. We've got the best fucking listener names, Hans Mangelschots. And you think it's B it would be like at a Germany or Belgium or something. No, he's in Silicon Valley. He loves the podcast as well. Hans, Parker did all your friends, peers, family, subscribe, listen, go to or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Joel (3m 44s):

By the way, while we're waxing nostalgic on the nineties, do you remember a Parker Lewis can't lose.

Chad (3m 50s):

Yeah, God.

Joel (3m 52s):

That starts some dude that went to Broad Ripple High School here in Indianapolis. Anyway, tangent Shout Out to our buddies, Tyler Weeks and Bill Fanning both have new gigs. Tyler's gone from Intel to Hired, Hired a what is it?

Chad (4m 11s):

Hired Scored.

Joel (4m 12s):

Hired Scored, Hired Score. Yeah. Anyway, work on that brand. Bill Fanning. Where'd he end up?

Chad (4m 19s):

He is now at This Way Global with Angela Hood and the AI for jobs claim.

Joel (4m 27s):

Oh, nice. Well, good luck guys. Keep listening to this show no matter where you're working.

Chad (4m 32s):

That's right. We have a listener question, Joel. This one's from Matthew Woodcock. You know that dude.

Joel (4m 38s):

Is that his porn name? What did we get these names this week?

Chad (4m 42s):

Should I use or not use LinkedIn to talk about topics like politics, social justice and other things I'm passionate about outside of work?

Joel (4m 53s):

On LinkedIn?

Chad (4m 54s):


Joel (4m 55s):

Yeah. Yeah. I mean, LinkedIn is basically Facebook in 2012 with stories. And, and since they have stories, I'd say it's anything is fair game. Now again, with stories, they disappear in 24 hours. So if you want to like test this theory and see how it goes over, like post a few stories, see how it goes, see how many views you get. And if there's no big backlash, like roll with it.

Chad (5m 18s):

I think we are way too pensive. And we get this whole it's unprofessional to post things in your own public space. That's my profile page. That's my stream. And as an employer, who's built teams and managed teams over the years. I want somebody who's going to come to me, who is real, not fake and plastic and bullshit. So if you play this that's unprofessional game. That to me just turns me off. I want to know who the real person is that I'm going to be working with day in, day out. And if you're just playing that cosmetic Barbie bullshit game, that's not the type of person that I want. So again, I think this is, it's a personal opinion and you feel about more space, but that is my space on LinkedIn.

Chad (6m 2s):

If you don't like it ...

Joel (6m 4s):

Don't follow me.

Chad (6m 5s):

Don't follow me. It's that Fucking easy.