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05/18

Rare comments as social mobility hits the headlines

Rare founder Raph Mokades featured in both The Times and i news over the early May Bank Holiday weekend, as journalists report on former education secretary Justine Greening’s call for increasing the use of contextual recruitment.

The Times’ Social Affairs Editor Greg Hurst spoke with Raph on exactly how contextual recruitment works... read more

04/18

Recruitment: don't underestimate skills because of background

"Contextual screening has been a great success, but there is more for us to do," writes Rare's founder and MD Raph Mokades in Personnel Today. Rare has been at the cutting edge of diversity recruitment for well over a decade, harnessing our experience and vast data bank to build our multi award-winning Contextual Recruitment System... read more

03/18

Rare's Naomi Kellman talks Target Oxbridge, media storms and raising aspirations in i News interview

After securing a significant funding increase from both Oxford and Cambridge Universities for our Target Oxbridge programme, Naomi Kellman, Senior Manager for Schools and Universities, gave an in-depth interview to i News. Naomi, who founded Target Oxbridge in 2012, shared her own experience of applying to Oxford and some of the challenges she faced as a student... read more

02/18

Target Oxbridge expansion in the news as 45 becomes 160

Due to unprecedented demand, Oxford and Cambridge Universities have agreed to help treble the size of our Target Oxbridge programme. In 2018, there will be 160 places available for talented black Year 12 students who would benefit from the targeted development and mentoring this free course provides... read more

01/18

DLA Piper becomes latest law firm to adopt Rare's CRS

The world's largest law firm by revenue, DLA Piper, has committed to building a more representative workforce by adopting our contextual recruitment system.

DLA Piper’s joint managing director, Europe and the Middle East and country managing partner, UK Sandra Wallace, who has recently been awarded seventh place in the 2018 Powerlist of the 100 most influential people of African or African-Caribbean heritage in Britain, said: “We are delighted to be working with Rare to widen access to the sector and the firm, enabling talented students from all educational and socioeconomic backgrounds to believe that working at a firm like DLA Piper is attainable... read more