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Media businesses are reporting lots of activity in the final quarter of 2017 which bodes well for the coming year. This includes lots of award wins and investment in innovation designed to further streamline recruitment for clients in every sector.


At the end of October, the FT published the latest report in its Executive Diversity series. Focusing on The Top 100 LGBT leaders and allies of 2017, companies such as PWC, Vodafone, Virgin Money, Citigroup, GCHQ and Aviva used the opportunity to showcase their LGBT employer brand to investors, lobbyists and global influencers.

In other FT news, welcomed Joe Wright to its sales team. Joe has extensive experience in the media sales industry, having worked for Newsquest, Arion Digital and Audio Visual Magazine. He will be reporting in to Carol Ramsey, Head of Recruitment, who he has previously worked with at Newsquest.


CV-Library has been named ‘Company of the Year’ at the Solent Business Awards, recognising the organisation’s impressive financial performance, strategic direction, people, products and services.

The site was up against several other businesses for the accolade and the win rounds off what has been a successful award season so far for CV-Library.

Other awards CV-Library has been awarded include ‘Best Generalist Job Board’ at this year’s National Online Recruitment Awards for the third year in succession, and also Best Performing Company in the Megabuyte50 Awards.

UCAS Media

UCAS Media have a series of events coming up to help clients drive better results and create impact.

These include a series of free webinars for branding professionals who need to understand student behaviours, and want to reach them in the moments that matter to them.

For universities and colleges, a series of webinars and a masterclass will go through the end-of-cycle report and show how to use up-to-the-minute insight. The masterclass will also cover trends in offer and decision-making, helping to shape course provision for 2019.

Find more details here (for brands): and here (for universities and colleges):


Technojobs say that Blockchain-Based CVs are coming soon and have the potential to change employment forever.

In partnership with APPII, the “world’s first blockchain career verification platform”, Technojobs' latest initiative will enable candidates to create Intelligent Profiles.

These record details of professional achievement or educational certification on the distributed ledger, where they can be verified and then permanently recorded. Biometric scanning is also used to verify individuals.


Monster has recently added to their product portfolio with the Monster Job Search App, helping candidates search and connect with opportunities on the go, and revolutionising the ability to apply for jobs from mobile phones.

Developed in conjunction with its mobile division, Jobr, Monster’s smartphone app uses the familiar swipe function found in popular dating apps.


Gumtree recently launched its new jobs portal, ‘Jobs from Gumtree’.

Building on the previous Gumtree jobs category, the new site offers modern workers more sophisticated job search functionality.

Gumtree’s new features and search functionality help refine and optimise the process resulting in far more relevant jobs matches. The Madgex-built jobs board means applicants can search intuitively for positions by language and by specific days they prefer to work, as well as the ability to select a daily email alert option.

Jobs for Gumtree will target sectors including hospitality and catering, construction, driving and logistics, health & social care and sales – categories that traditionally consist largely of gig economy workers.


Media Bites is published bi-monthly.  If you have a submission for January's article, please send it to by Friday 19th January 2018.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

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Debbie McGee Date: Nov 30, 2017

What are the megabuyte50 awards? Related to the autocorrect and typo awards?

Craig Revel Horwood Date: Dec 1, 2017


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