The Chad & Cheese Podcast

HR's Most Dangerous Podcast

Chad & Cheese discuss a wide variety of topics and current news stories around recruiting, human resources, and employment. Hiring companies, employers, and vendors tune in weekly for insights from practitioners, vendors, startups, and more.

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UPS Recruitment Revolution with Matt Lavery
Indeed's Staffing Shakeup
Fraud, French AI, and Boring Acquisitions: Joonko, Mistral, and Gem
SmartRecruiters Unplugged with Interim CEO Rebecca Carr

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UPS Recruitment Revolution with Matt Lavery

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Think the time you've put in at your current employer is impressive? Well, let us introduce you to Matt Lavery, Global Director of Sourcing, Hirin...
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Indeed's Staffing Shakeup

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In this episode, Chad and Lieven dive into the world of tech startups, recruitment platforms, and AI in the workplace, while Joel is busy perfecti...
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Fraud, French AI, and Boring Acquisitions: Joonko, Mistral, and Gem

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In this episode, Chad and guest host Maureen (Mo) Clough dive into the murky waters of AI scandals and industry dynamics, starting with Joonko’s f...
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SmartRecruiters Unplugged with Interim CEO Rebecca Carr

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To say the ATS business is a challenging one these days would be an understatement. Between mergers and acquisitions, slumbering IPO ambitions and...
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More about Chad and Cheese

Bringing to the people over 40 years of combined experience Chad and Cheese bring a unique perspective and brash flavor to the recruitment industry.

Chad Sowash, an Army Infantry Drill Sergeant, cut his teeth in online recruiting in ’98 with Online Career Center before it was launched in ’99 as Monster.com. He helped build DirectEmployers from the ground up, steered RecruitMilitary toward revenue as CXO, and built Randstad’s very first military veteran hiring program. Today you can find him speaking at events, podcasting or just working his ass off as a Principal Partner at Catch 22 Consulting.

The yin to Chad’s podcasting yang – get it? – is Joel Cheesman another recruiting industry tech geek from the late 90’s where he worked at eSpan one of the very first job boards in the world, JobOptions, CareerBoard, Jobing, Recruiting.com and did partnership shit at EmployeescreenIQ. But you probably know him from his days as Cheezhead. Joel likes to tinker which means he's also started a variety of businesses, including his latest venture an employer review aggregator and brand early warning system called Ratedly.

Please visit the official Chad & Cheese website for more information.

The Team

Chad Sowash

Co-Founder, Co-Host, Producer
Besides podcasting constantly, Chad speaks at events and is Principal Partner at Catch 22 Consulting.

Joel Cheesman

Co-Founder, Co-Host
In addition to podcasting, Joel is the founder of Ratedly and Head Cheeze of Cheezhead.