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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Latest Episode

Remember when you thought Microsoft had lost their collective mind when they dropped $26.2 billion for LinkedIn? HA!

Well, it looks like Microsoft is going to have the last laugh because LinkedIn is crushing it. And who’s not crushing it? How about Monster and Job.com? Shocker, right? Of course, there’s more WFH and COVID insanity that the boys cover. How about some MadMen, 2021-style? Got that too. Oh, and Walmart does some good (suck it, Amazon!)

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Conversational AI Report

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Call 'em chatbots, conversational AI, or fancy experience and productivity tools.
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EUROPE: M&A Royalty

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Investment dollars are flowing into workforce tech globally, and Europe is no stranger to big deals.
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It's a Pando Smart Recruiters Cash Geyser

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If you thought last week's show was a blockbuster, wait until you get a load of this week's episode.
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Boundless in Europe

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Lieven has given up on Futbol everybody.
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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
Besides podcasting "on the reg", Joel is the founder of Ratedly and Head Cheese of Cheezhead.