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Inside News UK’s approach to talent

Christina Scott

Rather than looking for ready-polished professionals, Christina Scott suggests looking for people with smarts, who can be trained and molded easily.

News UK’s CTO believes that the historical approach to talent taken by corporate businesses is not fit for today’s business ecosystem.

Why limit yourself to candidates who have gone to university and got a certain grade? Asks Christina Scott. There are so many other approaches you can take to test and find intelligence beyond the degree.

Rather than looking for ready-polished professionals, Scott prefers to look for people with smarts, who can be trained and molded easily. She cites the need for creativity in today’s fragmented media landscape, now more than ever before.

Christina was in conversation with Ian Cohen, Hot Topics contributing editor.

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