Zoltar Speaks!


ACQUISITIONS -- FUNDING -- and mechanical fortune tellers? WTAF is going on during this week's show?


Well, the boys are all over the place, talkin' acquisitions:

  • Sourcr by SEEK

  • Jobillico by Harris Computer

  • and Lessonly by Seismic.

As well as investments in:

  • Anthill.ai

  • and Retrain.ai, the Zoltar of hiring tech (a competitor Pymetrics.)

Then the LinkedIn-for-doctors, Doximity, is crushing it, along with a nurse who's now making bank on OnlyFans. Oh, and mandatory COVID time.. sorry to end on such a down note.


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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 (21s):

Oh yeah. Here's hoping we get through this week without chaos ensuing. What's up kiddies? It's your favorite orgasm for the ears aKA the Chad and Cheese podcast. This is your co-host Joel "Bitcoin over bitches" Cheeseman.


Chad (37s):

And this is Chad "I'll take that COVID booster" Sowash.


Joel (41s):

On this week's show three acquisitions, two big investments and one rich ass nurse. If you love them a mile wide and an inch deep this episode has your name written all over it. So I got to explain Bitcoin over bitches.


Chad (55s):

Okay.


Joel (56s):

I was at a concert this week for old white people. It was Counting Crows and some dude had a t-shirt that said Bitcoin over bitches and it made me laugh so I thought I'd put that in the intro. He had a hot date too, so I didn't quite understand that, but it's a sign of the times.


Chad (1m 13s):

I did not unfortunately go to the Counting Crows event but I did want to give a shout out to good old Columbus, Indiana, because in the Wall Street Journal, there was an article that actually talked about diversity in small town USA and in Columbus, Indiana, one in seven residents, in a city about 50,000 strong, so not big at all were born outside the US. Public school students collectively speak more than 50 languages and dialects at home. A 45 minute drive south of Indy, the main manufacturing and transportation hub set in the middle of a sprawling farm land is emblematic of how the nation's growing ethnic and racial diversity building for decades and the coastal cities and other immigration hubs is gaining in new areas across the United States.


Chad (2m 7s):

Now Columbus was actually built to be diverse. So I mean, that's one of the reasons why we are so diverse because of Cummins Engine Company they wanted diversity, but I think it was like a hundred plus years ago. You can't just be this overnight.


Joel (2m 22s):

As you know, I have family from Columbus and still there. And yeah, my whole life has been sort of a mini cornucopia of creative and diverse goodness. Most people listening will not know Columbus at all.


Chad (2m 37s):

Yeah.


Joel (2m 37s):

But in terms of architecture, art, you mentioned Cummins, which has been a staple in that community and really doing great things around the arts and creativity and understanding how diversity impacts cities for the good they've been incredibly beneficial there and recently opened up a pretty big office in downtown Indianapolis. So I know that that good love and is spreading all around the state. So yeah, good for Columbus and good.


Chad (3m 5s):

They leveraged the hell out of H1B visas. So, you know, again, when you're a company and you're looking to try to diversify, they know what they're doing.


Joel (3m 14s):

I mean, it's a recruiting success story that you can get people out of the UK, Germany, Israel. I mean all the countries that you know.


Chad (3m 22s):

Argentina.


Joel (3m 23s):

Like the secret sauce, I don't know. I mean, it's not Chicago or New York or Miami. I mean, the way that they sell that city is pretty impressive. They should write a book.


Chad (3m 35s):

I can dig it.


Joel (3m 37s):

Shout out to Jessica Vermette at recruitershare.net. She's just a big fan. And I wanted to give her a shout out.


Chad (3m 43s):

I love it!


Joel (3m 44s):

I love the big fans.


Chad (3m 45s):

Shout out to our favorite country, Western star and Bright Hire co-founder Teddy Chestnut for the snazzy zip-up hoodies, Julie swiped mine, and she looks good in it. Overall.


Joel (3m 58s):

It really brings out our eyes. I think it really is a nice, nice addition. Shout out to a few of our friends that made Inc Magazine's annual list of America's fastest growing private companies. Couple of our friends that were on the list, Jobvite, oh, number 3,589. This is a list of 5,000.


Chad (4m 21s):

Wow.


Joel (4m 21s):

So pay attention. Greenhouse number 1,932. Okay. Joveo, number 1,369. Phenom number 928 and bringing up the top of the list for friends of the show Paradox comes in at number 225. So congratulations to those currently private companies. We'll see how, how much longer they stay private.


Chad (4m 47s):

That's a big jump right there. That's a big jump. Big shout out to Kim Ron Hill who pointed out last week, we had a big miss on the show. Apparently the whole sax works thing. He thought we should have ran with that. So I gotta love when listeners call us out for not hitting the sex jokes that we should be hitting. No dude, we weren't sleeping we just missed it. Although we are hyper awake and looking for it this week, I promise.


Joel (5m 15s):

Literally our listeners are a bunch of degenerates and I love when they bring up the sex jokes that we missed during the show. Shout out to Jobcase who is now on TikTok. Holy shit. If you haven't seen this Fred golfing company are on TikTok and they're making it rain and all kinds of crazy shit. So go check them out on TikTok.


Chad (5m 39s):

Gave away $5,000. That was, yeah, that was pretty awesome. A big shout out to Michael "don't call me a porn star" Cox. He enjoyed the social media background checks interview we did with Bianca Lager so much that he asked Bianca, how do I delete all of the stuff that I shouldn't have posted over the past many years? Bianca was kind enough to respond, but Michael, I hate to say, dude, I think you're screwed.


Joel (6m 6s):

Can we get Michael Cox and Hungrily on the same show? Can we, can we make that happen?


sfx (6m 11s):

Oh Hell No.


Joel (6m 13s):

Shout out to a HR Tech this year, they are requiring vaccine proof to attend the conference. One well-known CEO who I will not name will remain anonymous, texted me, HR Tech fucks all exhibitors by eliminating 45% of the country that doesn't agree w