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Rare's Contextual Recruitment System helps solve social mobility problem according to government report

The 2016 State of the Nation report, written by the Social Mobility Commission, named Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) as a part of the solution to Britain’s social mobility problem. 

The report includes the findings of Rare’s most recent read more


Rare comments on the Social Mobility Advisory Group report

Rare has been proud to sit on the Social Mobility Advisory Group for the past eight months and contribute to shaping its policy recommendations, read more


Pinsent Masons sign up for the CRS

 Voted Law Firm of the Year by Legal Business Awards 2016, Pinsent Masons has a great track record with diversity. It became the first law firm to be named a Diversity Champion on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index, and achieved a Silver award in the Opportunity Now gender diversity benchmark in 2014... read more


Major Australian law firms adopt data-driven tool to boost diversity of grad recruitment

King & Wood Mallesons and Henry Davis York are the latest firms in Australia to adopt an innovative tool that boosts the diversity of their graduate intakes, just months after it launched in Australia.

Developed in the United Kingdom and used by 35 firms in that market, the Rare Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) enables businesses to view a candidate in context, by offering a more complete picture of the candidate's background, including considerations such as socio-economic background, education and experience... read more


Rare launches Contextual Recruitment System Australia

Rare has introduced its Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) into the Australian market in partnership with international law firm Allens, an alliance partner of Linklaters. This marks the first international use of contextual data in graduate recruitment processes... read more


Rare's CRS wins The Recruiter's 'Innovation in Recruitment Award' 2016

This week Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) was recognised as the best ‘Innovation in Recruitment’, at The Recruiter magazine awards, beating seven other contenders for the award. Rare’s CRS, a tool which allows recruiters to see candidate achievement in context, has now been adopted by over 25 elite firms, including Barclays, Clifford Chance and Deloitte... read more


Social Mobility in Graduate Recruitment: Big data and the CRS three years on

In December 2013 we published our ground-breaking research into social mobility in graduate recruitment. This April, at a launch sponsored by Clifford Chance, we have just released the findings of the first data available, 12 months after the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) was first launched and six months after graduate employers, including the magic circle law firms, Barclays and Deloitte, started using Rare’s contextual approach to graduate recruitment... read more


Freeths become the first regional firm to adopt Rare's Contextual Recruitment System

Freeths has become the first regional law firm to adopt Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System (CRS), with its offices spanning across eleven cities in the UK.

Headquartered in Nottingham, Freeths’ focus on diversity is linked with its ethics, but also its recognition that representing the communities it works in is key to both understanding the market, and retaining the most talented employees... read more


Rare named as a Game Changer by Recruiter Magazine

Each year, Recruiter names five Game Changers. This year, Rare is one of them.

The Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) was to thank for the win, as it was dubbed as one of the “five products with the power and potential to change the world of recruitment” by Recruiter... read more


ITV trialling contextual recruitment with its in-house Solicitor Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme

ITV has become the first in-house legal team to sign up to Rare's Contextual Recruitment System (CRS).

As the first company to offer an in-house solicitor apprenticeship under the new Trailblazers Apprenticeship in Law initiative, ITV has committed to using the CRS to broaden its potential talent pool... read more


Withers adopts Rare's Contextual Recruitment System

Consistently recognised by The Sunday Times as one of the best companies to work for, international law firm Withers ensures that it fosters an environment that allows its employees to be their best. Adopting Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System will allow Withers to find, as well as foster, the best talent... read more


Rare comments on the annual Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report

Today’s SMCPC report recommends greater and better use of contextual data in order to improve social mobility in the top professions.
The report said, “A number of firms now subscribe to services that put young people’s grades in the context of their social background when making hiring decisions... read more


Rare's MD recognised by The Economist's Global Diversity List as a top diversity professional

 This weekend, Raph Mokades, Rare’s Managing Director, was recognised as one of the Top 50 Diversity Professionals by the Global Diversity List.

The list, which is sponsored by The Economist, recognises the achievements of individuals who have made the practice of diversity and inclusion their career... read more


Rare MD participates in roundtable discussion on race at No.10 Downing St

On Monday 26th October, the Prime Minister hosted a roundtable at No.10 Downing Street to discuss his proposal that all employers use name-blind recruitment.

In his recent speech at the Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister made his opinion on discrimination clear: it oughtn’t be a barrier to success... read more


More Top Law Firms Say 'Yes' To Rare's CRS

Eight leading international law firms, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Linklaters, Macfarlanes, Norton Rose Fulbright, Slaughter and May, and Travers Smith announce that they plan to join Ashurst, Baker & McKenzie, Hogan Lovells and Herbert Smith Freehills in using Rare's Contextual Recruitment System... read more


Deloitte Is The Latest And Biggest Firm To Adopt Rare's CRS

Deloitte has become the biggest firm to commit to Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System (CRS). The professional services firm will use contextualised academic data to recruit more than 1,500 graduates and school-leavers.

Adopting the CRS will allow Deloitte’s recruiters to make more informed decisions about candidates by considering the context in which their academic achievements have been gained... read more


Ashurst and Herbert Smith Freehills become latest firms to sign up to Rare's Contextual Recruitment System

Ashurst and Herbert Smith Freehills have become the second group of leading law firms to adopt the Rare Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) developed by Rare.

This news follows the recent announcement that Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells would pioneer the revolutionary system, which for the first time will allow graduate recruiters to contextualise applicants’ achievements with respect to individual's academic, economic backgrounds and personal circumstances... read more


"This is graduate recruitment rocket science": Top firms adopt the Rare Contextual Recruitment System

Leading international law firms Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells have become the first firms to sign up to use the Rare Contextual Recruitment System (“Rare CRS”) for all applications. The Rare CRS is believed to be the first tech-based graduate recruitment tool that helps firms to calibrate and quantitatively measure the social mobility characteristics of individuals and graduate intakes... read more