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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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
“I am not prepared to accept unequal access and unequal progress in Britain’s top institutions. We will tear down these barriers to fairness for all.” said Matt Hancock, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, earlier this month... read more
Alvin Carpio, former Rare candidate, was selected to be a ‘Global Shaper’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Two years ago, Alvin was nominated to become a ‘Global Shaper’ by a Harvard Fellow, who was impressed by his community work... read more
Rare’s latest initiative, Step Up, is a pre-Legal Practice Course which focuses on social mobility. The course develops exceptional law students who, despite being talented and having an abundance of potential, have not yet managed to secure training contracts... read more
Slaughter and May, Rare’s longest-established legal client and the founding sponsor of Rare Rising Stars, has been announced as the third Magic Circle firm to sponsor Rare’s Discuss social mobility programme.
Discuss is an exclusive training programme, sponsored by Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May and run by Rare, for brilliant students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in City law... read more
Following its successful trial year, Rare’s Discuss social mobility programme now has a second Magic Circle partner: Allen and Overy.
The programme, trialled this year with the University of Oxford, will expand in 2014-15 to the University of Cambridge as well as universities in London... read more
Rare has been selected to run the Sutton Trust’s new Pathways Plus residential programme for aspiring lawyers.
The Sutton Trust, a leading social mobility charity chaired by Sir Peter Lampl, has since 1997 been at the forefront of shaping education policy and combating social immobility in the UK... read more