by Joe Metts
Marketing Intern at Charles Aris Inc.
Open, honest and candid communication serves as the backbone of successful business partnerships. Many of us live in a world where little can be accomplished without two or more parties actively collaborating to produce results.
At Charles Aris Inc., we’re no different. There are three primary parties in every talent search we conduct: our client, our candidates and our executive search consultants. Each search is different, but those primary parties can bring 20 or 200 or 2,000 people into the equation, creating an environment where effective communication is not only desired but is a necessity.
At Charles Aris, we strive to live The 22, our set of principles which define who we are as an organization and what we guarantee to everyone with whom we do business. A common thread among many of these principles is that we strive to do right by our people – clients, candidates and Charles Aris team members alike. We want to ensure that whoever you may be, you know that we care and act accordingly.
Sure, we want to open and close executive searches efficiently. More importantly, however, we want our placements to be the right fit for our clients – and vice versa. Ultimately, we aim to create the best situation possible for all involved.
We present to our clients only those candidates who are qualified, available and interested, and we target those who are sincerely ready to take the next step in their careers. Our quality is directly attributable to a handful of our guiding principles:
• Principle No. 1: We’re open, honest and candid – We believe that integrity is earned, never granted. As we work to establish lasting relationships around the world, we guarantee transparency and the truth as we move through each search. If we hit a roadblock, you will know. If there is a hole we need to fill, we will ask. If you’re the perfect match, we will present you as such. We understand that the time of our clients, candidates and team members is extremely valuable, and as such should never be wasted.
• Principle No. 9: We care about each other – Charles Aris has established a culture where credit is rightfully given. Each member of our team adds unique value to our firm, and we pride ourselves on internal and external collaboration. Our ability to strategically function as a unit enables us to create the best results possible for our clients and candidates. Because we care for each other, we can better care for you.
• Principle No. 13: We’re carefrontational – Our firm is purposely designed to minimize internal competition among team members, which frees us to genuinely support each other’s successes. Constructive conflict is vital to the long-term success of every individual and the firm, while silent dissent only erodes that success. We also genuinely care for our clients as we work to add value and optimize cultural fit for their organizations, all while placing candidates in the right opportunities for themselves, their families and their future. We focus on the individuals integrally involved in every talent transaction so that we can better take care of our partners on both sides of that equation.
As we continue to grow and develop as a firm, we understand that preserving our reputation for honest, high-quality work is the only way that we will continue to achieve the goals we set for ourselves. Whether you’re a current or future client, a placement or potential candidate, a team member or future intern, Charles Aris Inc. is excited to get to know you on a personal level – and to help you achieve your objectives. We care, and we’ll prove it.