Joel’s blog is a daily chronicle of how the Internet and technology are shaping human resources and how organizations can attract the talent needed to thrive in tomorrow’s economy. As an employee and insider of some of America’s biggest online job sites since 1997, Joel founded HRSEO to help employers and companies in the recruitment space move to a world where search engines deliver high quality and cost-effective traffic.
Joel is an evangelist of search engine optimization (SEO), Internet marketing and other emerging technologies that help employers and like businesses drive targeted candidates to vacancies.
John Sumser, a recruitment industry guru, adds, “Joel Cheesman has little respect for the way things used to be. That’s why we like him so much.” Gretchen Ledgard, former Staffing Marketing Manager at Microsoft, calls Joel “a crazy smart guy.”
Prior to working in the Internet recruiting space, Joel cut his teeth in the political arena in Washington, D.C. and managing congressional races around the US. Joel is a graduate of Ball State University.
In addition to being a closet SEO geek, Joel’s an avid fan of sports, music and good food. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio (USA) with his wife Laura, son Cole and their two cats, Nacho and Chili.