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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'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


The Civil Service Fast Stream to focus on potential

 “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


Former Rare candidate, Alvin Carpio, invited to the World Economic Forum annual meeting

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 Steps Up to tackle social mobility

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 expands work with Rare to include social mobility

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


Allen and Overy signs up to Rare's expanded Discuss programme

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


A new way of seeing

Inspired by best practice in universities, Rare launches research report aimed at helping recruiters identify potential not polish
Following six months of intensive research, Rare has unveiled a new way of assessing candidates... read more


Rare selected to run Sutton Trust's Pathways Plus programme

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