Interview: Joe Shaker Jr., President of Shaker Recruitment Marketing

It took over a year to convince Joe Shaker, Jr., president of Shaker Recruitment Marketing to be a guest on The Chad & Cheese Podcast, but he acquiesced. The state of the recruitment ad agency is as interesting as it’s ever been. From newspapers to job boards to branding to tech, we cover all the […]

Snag Ousts CEO — MSFT Targets Slack

It’s The Shred – a mini-Chad and Cheese bite of Breaking News — This is Chad Sowash

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On to the NEWS…

Pivots can’t save everyone…

Snag – aka Snagajob – the hourly hiring platform just outsed their CEO Peter Harrison. Why? Well, pull up some Glassdoor reviews and that might start to answer the question of Harrison’s kick to the curb. Harrison’s 41 percent CEO approval rating – which sucks btw – and most of the negative reviews focus on a lack of leadership – never a good thing for a CEO.

Not too mention in 2016 then Snagajob’s landscape changed immensely with an infusion of an additional $100m investment, now the cash wasn’t the biggest change rather.. that cash shifted control to outside investment firms. Ohhhh NELLY!

And also remember Snag’s sweetspot is the SMB market and with Zip killing it, LinkedIn licking their chops and Facebook – yea Facebook joining the party it’s getting more than competitve at the SMB party!

Who will be the new face of Snag? Fabio Rosati of Upwork fame – you know the freelance job site that accrued 14 million users in 180 countries and more than $1 billion in annual billings. Yea that Fabio Rosati… But will Fabio be enough to get the SMB platform through the competition and the new Uber-like hourly start-ups?

Who knows but it’s gonna to be fun watching…

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Microsoft is going to drink Slack’s milkshake — Yes There will be blood

Slack a business communication and productivity platform has to defend it’s flank from Microsoft Teams a competitor to Slack who has just launched a FREE version.

According to Quartz… The new free Microsoft Teams platform is aimed at small and medium-size businesses. It’ll be free for an organization’s first 300 users, and each user will be given 2 GB of storage, along with 10 GB that the team can share.

This news should send Slackers into a painic…

Teams is integrated with the Microsoft suite and are targeting Slack.

Joel and I always talk about who will acquire Slack… Well Microsoft isn’t in the market to acquire Slack who has $790m in funding, they want to kill them, but what about Google? Who else do you think should be eyeing Slack – let us know on Twitter, just use #chadcheese, on LinkedIn connect and ping us or stop on by the site and leave us a message.

We might just be talking about Snag and Teams v Slack milkshake on the next episode so join the discussion.


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Shaker Shakes Things Up

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The bleeding over at CareerBuilder continues. Multiple sources are informing us that three more executives are gone. It’s a mix of terminations and just getting the hell off the Titanic.

Firing Squad: AllyO

AllyO touts itself as an end-to-end solution for recruitment. But if you think it’s just another chatbot waiting to board the commoditization train, well, you might be right. Or wrong. You’ll have to listen.

Interview: Groupon’s James Ellis

On a slow week that saw us celebrating America’s birthday, the boys are taking a break from the weekly rundown and chatting with Groupon’s head of global employment brand, James Ellis. Chad cornered the poor guy at a recent conference and dug into a wide variety of topics. Enjoy, and be sure to visit our […]

The Shred: July 5 News — Google

The Chad & Cheese Podcast brings introduces THE SHRED — breaking Recruitment Industry News   Topics Google for Jobs rumored to be launching soon in the UK The Arland Group ACQUIRED by Shaker Recruitment Marketing   — Sponsored by The Judge Group  —  

Down Goes Slack!

Chad’s back! And he’s probably sporting a beret this week as the boys are talkin’ LinkedIn’s foray into the SMB market, on-demand worker platforms boom and Slack going down (ensue internet meltdown). Your ears will thank you. Enjoy, and checkout sponsors America’s Job Exchange, Sovren and JobAdX.

Snagajob Rumors

This week, Google keeps googling, Juju (who? who?) pulls the ripcord and rumors are swirling around (better known as Snagajob). And the funding keeps flowing. Enjoy and show our sponsors some love: America’s Job Exchange, Sovren and JobAdX.

Interview: Anoop Gupta, SeekOut CEO

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