ATÖLYE (founded in 2013) is a community-powered creative services organization that provides services to both clients and creative professionals globally. ATÖLYE consists of a Strategic Design Studio, an Academy, a Creative Hub, and a Ventures arm.


ATÖLYE’s Strategic Design Studio works with companies to design and implement strategic solutions to the complex challenges they face. The Academy offers learning programs that equip individuals and teams with skills in creative leadership, radical collaboration, and systemic design. The Ventures arm offers enterprise entrepreneurship programs through business modeling, and finally, the Creative Hub creates the environment for each of these components to interact by fostering a community of over 150+ multi-disciplinary creatives who aspire to connect, learn, and grow around purpose-driven work.


In April 2019, ATÖLYE joined the kyu Collective (kyu.com), a collective of the leading creative organizations in the world whose purpose is to be a source of creativity that propels the economy and society forward.


Our Guiding Principles


We curate diligently so we can better co-create. 

We make informed decisions about the people we invite in, the projects we work on, and the organizations we collaborate with. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors but they share one important trait: An insatiable desire to better themselves and the communities that surround them.


We live, work, and learn in a constant state of flow.

Our system has ill-defined boundaries by design, which allows for a steady flow of people, ideas, and perspectives. Our processes expand and contract to adapt to situations as needed, meaning we are always pushing the limits of our permeability—across geographies, projects, and industries.


We grow individually to mature as a whole.

We are committed to nourishing the notion of a “growth mindset” in a holistic way. We are invested in the development of individuals and organizations by co-creating the necessary tools, methods, and environments that allow us to continuously shift and grow together.


About the ATÖLYE Community


We are a community-centric organization. This means that our approach spearheads community-centered thinking in design and gravitates around the notion of an individual’s journey in relation to a community.


Every ATÖLYE team member, by default, is an ATÖLYE community member. Once you are a team member, you will be part of the ATÖLYE Community that consists of creative individuals and teams who aspire to connect, learn, and grow around purpose-driven work while having the opportunity to participate in community events, rituals, and social activities.


About the Job: “People & Culture Effectiveness Associate”


Our People & Culture Team is responsible for curating and supporting the core ATÖLYE team as well as spearheading a vibrant and diverse culture of “community.” The team also plays an important role in maintaining the culture and championing the team’s vision, work, and well-being by designing talent experience journeys,  developing ATÖLYE’s talent strategy, and leading internal people and culture  projects.


As the “People & Culture Effectiveness Associate,” your main responsibility will be providing end-to-end operational and administrative support on all People & Culture processes. You will work closely with the Finance team and other various business units at ATÖLYE and the People & Culture Director.


Main Responsibilities

  • Carrying on the monthly payroll processes, collecting the information for the related month and controlling the monthly payroll calculation with the external payroll provider
  • Managing the procedures for the new hires and leaving team members, maintaining & updating personnel files
  • Preparing reports about Labor Law and SGK; delivering to related parties,
  • Supporting Finance team with mobility solutions,
  • Supporting the People & Culture, Finance and Technology & Operations teams in the progression and moderation of operating policies, guidelines, and systems to encourage best practices within the company,
  • Assuming responsibility of the end-to-end personnel affairs, residence permit, work permit,
  • Working in coordination with immigration consultants regarding visa applications & renewals for ATÖLYE’s Dubai branch
  • Managing HRIS system & preparing “People Analytics” reports
  • Managing benefits processes


Required Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Industrial Engineering, or Related Fields,
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in People & Culture operations
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships
  • Experience in working with regulations
  • Comfortable  working in a multicultural environment,
  • Having strong analytical skills along with multi-tasking and reporting abilities with attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with a flexible and proactive approach,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Turkish
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment with constant deadlines


What do we offer?


  • An inspiring and dynamic workspace as part of an interdisciplinary community
  • The opportunity to work in strategic projects with leading institutions in Turkey and beyond
  • A transdisciplinary workflow that promotes constant learning
  • Private health insurance, meal card, bi-annual bonus


A note regarding job location


ATÖLYE’s has two spaces in Istanbul and Dubai that houses its core team and its community. However, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, ATÖLYE has adopted a hybrid way of working where team members can choose to work remotely and visit the ATÖLYE spaces when their physical presence is necessary. Meanwhile, we regularly organize in-person events and gatherings for our team and community in order to foster physical interactions.



Non-discrimination policy


Throughout the entire job application process, ATÖLYE does not discriminate against individuals directly or indirectly based on language, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, parenthood, childcare, age, HIV status, disability, political opinion, philosophical belief, religion and sect, or similar reasons. ATÖLYE provides suitable working conditions obligating employees to behave equally among teammates and complies with the principle of equality which is embedded in its organizational policy. 





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