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Spirit of Arete

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Our Arete People Story

Our name and ethos are derived from the classic Greek period when to proclaim a citizen as Arete was for them to be seen as a leader in their profession with total commitment to the key principles of "quality, integrity and reaching the maximum of their potential."


Our Arete People recruiters do not make any concessions to these fundamental principles when delivering solutions for our clients and candidates. Our commitment to the spirit of Arete ensures we only work with the best of the best.

For employers that means speedy, consistent and reliable access to the best candidates on the market.

For candidates it means having confidence that the recruiters representing you will be matching your skills to the best organisations in CPM, EPM and BI sectors.







Arete ( Greek: ἀρετή), in its literal sense, meant "excellence of any kind".


In its earliest appearance in Greek literature, this declaration of excellence was ultimately bound up with the notion of the fulfillment of purpose or function: the act of living up to one's full potential and to the highest standards of integrity in whatever task or profession the individual undertook.


The term from Homeric times onwards is not gender specific. Homer applies the term to both the Greek and Trojan heroes as well as major female figures, such as Penelope, the wife of the Greek hero Odysseus. In the Homeric poems, Arete is frequently associated with bravery or leadership, but more often with effectiveness.



"The man or woman who is Arete is a person of the highest  effectiveness; they use all their faculties - knowledge, integrity and experience - to achieve positive results."

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