Joel Cheesman

About the Author

Joel Cheesman has over 20 years experience in the online recruitment space. He worked for both international and local job boards in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. In 2005, Cheesman founded HRSEO, a search engine marketing company for HR, as well as launching an award-winning industry blog called Cheezhead. He has been featured in Fast Company and US News and World Report. He sold his company in 2009 to Jobing.com. He was employed by EmployeeScreenIQ, a background check company. He is the founder of Ratedly, an app that monitors anonymous employee reviews. He is married and the father of two children. He lives in Indianapolis.

Mum’s the Word as DirectEmployers Replaces Executive Director Michael Goldberg After 4 Months

Wow, that was fast. Michael Goldberg took over as executive director of DirectEmployers on November 7, 2016. “Along with his enthusiasm and desire to innovate, he brings over 25 years of human resources and talent acquisition strategy experience to the Association,” the company announced in a release at the time. “Today, I love being the…

So, Was 84 Lumber’s Super Bowl Recruitment Ad Worth It?

Up until about 2008, the employment industry was abuzz about job sites running ad spots during the Super Bowl. Monster and CareerBuilder were regulars in those days, but they have since walked away from the big stage in light of tighter economics and a more competitive environment. Fast forward to now and the fact that we’re talking about companies…

Dumpster Fire at Uber Highlights Pitfall of Forsaking HR in Favor of Recruiting

No one wants to be the Uber-of-whatever these days. Headlines alleging sexual harassment will do that, I guess. In case you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware of the mess over at ride-sharing service Uber. If not, Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer at the company, recently wrote about her “very, very…