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Candidate Attraction and Development

Rare has a strong track record of helping some of the world’s top organisations hire exceptional people from diverse backgrounds into great jobs.

We achieve this through establishing long term partnerships with our clients.

There are three steps to designing that partnership with Rare.

Unconscious bias training

Some of our clients are looking for brilliant female computer scientists. Others want black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates with a First in Law. Others want black first years from particular universities who are interested in finance. We are happy to work on very specific target groups and have the networks and expertise to find even the rarest of candidates.

Key questions to help you define what you are looking for include:

  • Are you looking for first year, penultimate year, final year, or graduate students?
  • Is there a focus on a particular gender, ethnic or social group?
  • Are there nationality restrictions?
  • Is course of study important to you?
  • What about A Level or secondary school grades or scores at university? Are you taking context into account when you set your grade requirements?
  • Are you using a flagging mechanism to ensure you do not miss exceptional candidates who may lack social or cultural capital?
Unconscious bias training

Solutions we offer:

Insight events
We have designed and run hundreds of events for top diverse students in the last nine years. We love working with clients to create incredible events that bring employer brands to life and provide amazing candidate experiences. Our events take a very wide variety of forms. We can create new brands for events if clients want us to. We have created the Summix brand, now in its eighth year, for L'Oréal, and the CodeF brand, which has been used at events in the UK, Germany, Poland, Russia and Israel, for Google. Every Rare event is different and every one receives the combination of love, expertise and attention to detail which, in our experience, makes events great.

Targeted recruitment campaigns
We design and implement bespoke recruitment campaigns for specific client programmes. We use careers services, student societies and our unparalleled network of diverse students to deliver outstanding results.

Bespoke development programmes
Rare has designed and created a number of specialist development programmes in-house to help candidates hone particular key skills required for particular career paths. There are five development programmes and a series of introductory career programmes: Civil Service SDIP Coaching Programme, Articles, Consult, Invest, Discuss and the Rare Foundations Series, which focus on Banking, Consulting, Law and Technology.

Rare offers a range of consultancy services for clients, which includes:

  • Focus groups with employees and target audiences
  • Advice on designing internship and graduate programmes
  • Assessment centre observation and diagnostics

White Label Solutions
We have designed, advertised, and run end-to-end recruitment processes for a number of clients. While some of these arrangements are subject to confidentiality restrictions, we would be happy to talk to you in general terms about what we can do.

Unconscious bias training

We are experts at creating brands that resonate with top talent. After all, we are – or rather, were – our candidates: the majority of the people working at Rare first came to Rare as candidates.

Brands we have created include:

  • Rare Foundations: Law
  • Rare Foundations: bankin
  • Rare Foundations: consulting
  • Rare Foundations: technology
  • excel-logo
  • Accelerate
  • Articles logo
  • discuss logo
  • invest logo
  • consult logo
  • ACS-Connect logo
  • Target Oxbridge logo
  • CodeF logo
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February 2017
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To contact us by phone please call 020 3846 0350.