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.

Here’s How Stripe is Quietly Using Content Marketing to Engage and Recruit IT Talent

Content marketing is all the rage. There are many variations, but blogs, white papers, infographics, and webinars are examples of popular offerings in the employment space. There’s a good chance you’ve submitted your email address in return for accessing survey results or learning the latest Top 5 how-to list. The reason is that people are…

Google Quietly Launches ‘Badass’ Hiring Tool for Employers

Looks like Google isn’t taking Facebook’s move into the employment space lying down. The company is quietly introducing a new product called Google Hire. Someone I know who has seen the product, but wishes to remain anonymous, thinks pretty highly of the product, saying “it’s coming, and it’s badass.” “Google’s launching a whole HR and…

Indeed Crowd Adds the Option to Get Paid ‘per Match’ with Amazon Gift Cards

Indeed Crowd launched August of last year, promising to reignite the pay-per-referral model that has seen so many crash and burn before it. For the world’s most popular job search site, the move seems like a natural progression to the existing business. Indeed Crowd helps employers fill positions by offering rewards to people…

Crelate Closes $1.2 Million in Seed Round

Crelate, a startup with offices in Bothell, Washington, and Bethesda, Maryland has successfully closed an investment round of $1.2 million. The investment round was led by the Alliance of Angels, a group based in Seattle. A look at Alliance of Angels’ portfolio reveals other employment-related investments such as PeopleMatter, TalentSpring, and Poached. “They’ve…

Intel’s Latest Acquisition Will Speed-Up the Mass Unemployment of Truckers, Drivers

In the next decade, robots could replace 1.7 million American truckers, a workforce that represents one of the last remaining careers to offer a middle-class salary without a college degree. In addition to truckers, there are another 1.7 million drivers of taxis, buses, and delivery vehicles in the U.S. that are at risk of being replaced. In comparison,…

4.8 Million Jobseekers In 10 States May Have Had Data Stolen

Millions of jobseekers from 10 states may have had personal data, including Social Security numbers and birth dates, stolen by hackers. America’s JobLink Alliance, which manages a multi-state job board network, announced last week that from February 23 to March 14 of this year, a hacker compromised the accounts of possibly as many…

Communication Failure May Be Keeping Workers From Wellness Programs

A new study hopes to settle the debate regarding workplace health promotion and whether or not it’s good for employers to get involved with employees’ wellness. Turns out, good or bad, there’s a communication breakdown. Around two-thirds of workers surveyed are happy to have their employer get involved in their health, but less than half…

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…