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Adapting ways of working and the skills requirement for new talent were hot on the news agenda this week. Our pick of online stories also offers advice from 72andSunny and Harvard Business Review.

‘Are schools failing Australia’s advertising industry?’ and ‘Droga5 CEO Sudeep Gohil takes Publicis India role’

Simon Canning investigates whether education providers are leaving graduates fit for purpose and speaks to industry leaders about their approach to hiring and developing talent. Meanwhile, former Communications Council chairman and Droga5 CEO Sudeep Gohil will take on the role of chief strategy officer for the newly created Publicis Worldwide India group which includes the agency brands Marcel, Publicis Ambience, Publicis Capital and Publicis Worldwide,
‘30 under 30 shortlist’ – B&T

B&T has released its shortlist of 127 candidates, with more work ahead of them to arrive at a final three across the 10 categories for 2017.
‘Why it’s okay if you have no idea what you’re doing at work’ – Fortune

Evin Shutt, ‎chief operating officer and partner at 72andSunny, answers the question, “What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever been given?”
‘Preparing for the future of talent acquisition’ – Harvard Business Review

Organisations that implement a blended approach, provide flexible work structures, and give workers what they want from their employers will be best positioned to win the talent acquisition game, according to this excerpt from Korn Ferry’s new publication, ‘The Talent Forecast’.
‘Are agencies polarising into those that create marketing and those that create culture?’ and ‘Marketers must make time for their own long-term plans – and dream big’ – Campaign Live UK

Campaign asks four leading industry figures whether the industry is polarising into agencies that make marketing collateral and those that create culture. Meanwhile, WMA chief executive Seb Weller shares his own thoughts on culture and his vision to create a place that he wanted to come to everyday, work with people who he enjoyed spending time with, and do work to collectively be proud of.
‘Digital first: how agencies and brands are building more dynamic creative teams’ – Creative Review

Rachael Steven captures thoughts from AdWeek Europe on adapting a more iterative way of working, leaving egos behind and putting more trust in young talent.