G. Sart

Istanbul Universty (TURKEY)
In highly changing environments of the 21st Century,it is difficult to choose right career path giving opportunities in the new landscape of work and identifying key work skills needed in the next 30 years.What will be the jobs of the future is not clear;however, there are important studies show that there are specific talents not changed throughout the human history,like academic, acting, and artistic. In order to use these talents,different skills are needed to use depending on the personality.Specific job categories and majors have specific requirements depending on the highly dynamic global markets.A new strategy is needed to understand the career decisions of the youth by improving strategic talent management and career decision scale taking into account future work skills, proficiencies,and abilities required across different jobs and work settings of the competitive global markets.

This Strategic Talent Management and Career Decision (STMCD) Assessment provides the practice and competence in their career development for the people between 18 and 35.The STMCD Assessment report give also the opportunities to make the participants to see their potential, strengths, and weaknesses in the 21st century wok sectors. In that way, it is possible to make counseling and coach in a time period.

In order to develop such this assessment, deep interviews were done with the experts, young people, and HR Departments of the well-known corporations. Then, literature review was systematically done to decide about the items for the assessment. For the content validity, twelve experts examined the scale. According to their recommendations, the final version of the scale was developed. In the STMCD assessment, the number of items was 180 assessed with a five-point scale. The study sample consisted of 1299 undergraduate students from three different universities and five senior high school students in Turkey. Among them, 54% are female. According to the results, item-total correlation test, comparisons for upper and lower 45 % groups, exploratory factor analysis and Alpha coefficient were used for psychometric examination. All items had factor loadings more than 0.60. Cronbach’s α for the entire scale was 0.96, with subscales ranging from 0.85 to 0.97. The internal consistency of each of the scales reinforces the results of factor analysis, demonstrating that overall the results are consistent.

As a result, when all of these results were taken into consideration, STMCD Assessment is found reliable and valid for measuring talents, skills, aptitudes for specific majors of the young people (between 16-35).In other words, the psychometric quality of the instrument proved satisfactory in order use the STMCD Assessment for these groups.

The results have implications for individuals, educational institutions, particularly high schools and universities, businesses, and even government.To be successful in the highly competitive global markets, specifically in innovation, leaders, counsellors,and people need to demonstrate foresight in navigating a rapidly shifting landscape of institutional forms and skill requirements. Therefore, they need, strategic following systems, using the Internet platforms in order to continually reassess the skills they need,and quickly put together the right resources to develop, and update these.