We started out tiny. Now we’re the best in the world at what we do.

Our Story

For the last fifteen years we’ve been trying to make the elite professions more diverse. We’ve come a long way since then: today, roughly one in five Magic Circle trainees was a Rare candidate.

Between us we have 90 years' recruitment and development experience and 60 years' product experience. Half our team are former Rare clients or candidates. And none of us will be satisfied until our services and our software have helped create racial equality in the organisations we work for.

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Our Data

Data powers everything we do.

Our Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) measures candidates' achievements, including academic performance at university, against the classification systems we've developed. So we can put candidates' achievements into context, and identify outperformers others miss.

The CRS is hardwired into all our products, allowing you instantly to search and filter by categories of data that had not even been discovered a few years ago.

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Our Board

Sir David Bell

Non-Executive Chair

Sir David Bell is a non-executive director of the Economist. He is a former Director of Pearson plc, Chairman and CEO of the Financial Times, and Chairman of Pearson Inc.

David is currently Chairman of Sadler's Wells, Chair of Council, Roehampton University, Chairman of the London Transport Museum, Chairman of the Transformation Trust, Chairman of Rare, Chair of Bath Mozartfest, Chair of Cambridge University Press and Chair of The Institute of War & Peace Reporting Europe. He is a trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Pearson Group Pension, Worth School, Cornerstone Property Assets, the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, Girl Hub and the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation {CSFI,} and a member of the Honorary Council of the Royal National Theatre.

David was an Assessor on the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press and Chairman of the Millennium Bridge Trust.

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