If you’re looking to have a large impact in a politics-free environment, you’re in the right place.
Is Arielle Right For You?
you crave a purpose, not just a paycheck (this is not to say you’re OK with being underpaid – you appreciate a healthy paycheck which rewards your abilities)
you have a hunger to grow and learn through excellence
you seek to experience the exhilaration of working alongside outstanding colleagues
you like to do things the way you’ve always done them
you view work as “just work”
you care about collecting badges of status (fancy work titles) more than doing your best work
you complain and enjoy playing politics
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We are unreasonably picky about our people. For you that’s good news – it ensures that you’ll get to work with some of the most spectacular colleagues you’ll ever have and be part of a remarkable work environment which invests heavily in your growth.
We are a small, tight, agile and extremely high performing people who get out of bed every morning to work on hard problems that affect careers of Australia’s best leaders.
We are obsessed about being at the top of our game. We crave the feeling of achievement which comes from doing our best work.
Your Adventure Starts Here.
Our vision (and yours, if you choose to accept it) is to create a world where people do their life’s best work. We are achieving this vision by building the world’s number one executive advisory firm, with presence in Australia, USA, UK and China. This is a lofty goal indeed, we’re growing rapidly and we’re looking for more A-players to join our team. Do you have what it takes?
The Arielle Culture Code:
We don’t have rules. We have values – a set of skills, behaviours and mindsets which we VALUE. They underpin everything we do and together, they describe who we are as a company – and who we aspire to be. You can expect to develop those when you work with us.
Most companies have a “list of values”. In practice, they are a collection of jargon-laden, hollow (but often impressive-sounding) cliches which are forgotten as soon as they’re written.
Our Culture Code is different. It’s a living, breathing set of ethos which is upheld every day by everyone on the Arielle team. Critically in the context of our current conversation, the Culture Code sets the standards against which we hire, promote and let go of people.
1. You Relentlessly Question The Status Quo.
You don’t assume that existing norms are correct and are able to challenge the status quo in intelligent ways which add value.
You adapt easily; you embrace change as an inevitable constant and use it as a source of leverage and competitive advantage.
You keep us nimble by minimising complexity.
You identify what needs to be done in ambiguous situations and do it before being asked or being required to by the situation.
2. You Find Passion In Your Work.
You enthusiastically put your heart into your work and brazenly aim to make a difference to Arielle’s clients;
You care about not merely delighting Arielle’s clients – you intensely care about their success.
You intensely care about Arielle’s success.
You view work as an opportunity to grow, learn and add meaning to your life.
You celebrate wins.
3. You Default To Accomplishment And Excellence.
You have a higher expectation of yourself than Arielle does for you. You set a high bar for yourself and expect to clear it.
You enthusiastically take feedback and have an innate drive to excel.
You thrive on analysing challenges and proposing solutions, and demonstrate concern for satisfying customer needs.
You’re willing to teach and mentor, learn from and be mentored by, your colleagues.
4. You Embrace Self-Development.
You practice activities and develop habits that will improve your mind and your body.
You regularly and deliberately push through your own boundaries – you see the value of doing what makes you feel uncomfortable.
You always aim to be fully engaged in an activity, or resting.
You regularly stop and are grateful for your circumstances.
5. You Make Wise Decisions & Provide Credible Advice.
You frame decisions in the following priority of contexts: “what’s in it for the client?”, followed by “what’s in it for Arielle?”, then “what’s in it for me?”
You think before you speak and are perceived as reliable and trustworthy through your domain-relevant expert knowledge.
You’re resourceful and are always looking for leverage.
You don’t feel lost without extensive policies and procedures.
You make wise decisions despite ambiguity – without agonising.
You take smart risks. You’re at home making bold decisions, even if it means being wrong some of the time.
You require direction on where you’re going, not micro-directions on how to get there.
6. You Demonstrate An Entrepreneurial Streak.
You don’t just work. You build. You create. You make things happen. You are most satisfied when you measurably move the needle and add real value to others.
You demonstrate consistently strong performance.
You focus on creating results rather than on the hours you work. You don’t punch the clock.
You’re happy to go beyond the call of duty.
You accept the joys (and challenges) of being part of a lean, but creative enterprise.
7. You Are A Curious Being.
You’re a lifetime learner; you love geeking out and researching.
You learn rapidly and eagerly.
You are broadly knowledgeable about business, world of work, digital technology and cultural trends.
You ask questions. You listen well.
8. You’re A Generous Being.
You are devoted to Arielle’s clients and your colleagues.
You strive to over-deliver.
You look for new ways to help Arielle clients and business partners succeed.
9. You’re An Ego-Less Doer.
You view your job title as a reflection of your responsibility to others, not your status over others.
You thrive on building relationships and making people feel supported by you.
You’re a people person; you seek to understand what people need and choose to see the best in people.
You understand that the job is serious, but you don’t take yourself too seriously.
You’re humble, yet able to confidently and respectfully defend your views.
You’re pragmatic, not dramatic. Your default is being calm & collected; you don’t get overwhelmed easily.
You firmly believe that loose lips sink ships; you only say things about fellow employees you will say to their face.
You move on from problems because you’d much rather focus on creating a brighter today and tomorrow.
You learn from your colleagues.
10. You’re Honest.
You say how it is – even if it’s controversial – and appreciate the same in return.
You’re known for candour and directness.
You are quick to admit mistakes.
11. You’re An Astute Communicator.
You seek first to understand, then to be understood.
You’re well spoken over the phone and are eloquent in emails.
Tact and diplomacy are your strong suits. You intuitively know what to say and what not to say depending upon the audience and situation.
You have a bias towards clarity: you talk and write in a clever way instead of being clever.
You are ridiculously picky about punctuation, spelling and grammar.
You easily, precisely and concisely express yourself via the English language; language is your bread and butter and the written word is your secret crush.
12. You Operate From A Place Of Integrity.
You keep your word without a shadow of doubt. You always – ALWAYS – follow through on what you’ve promised so that others can rely on you.
You have a sense of ownership; being accountable makes you happy.
You understand the impact of highly satisfied customers and raving fans.
Strong attention to detail runs through your veins.