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We put applicants’ achievements in context so that you don't miss out on top talent.


The Rare Contextual Recruitment System uses big data to help organisations identify candidates with the greatest potential.


Contextual Recruitment in Australia, One Year On
Since the launch of Rare’s last research report in Australia in June 2016, the use of contextual data has become a global trend. This brief report looks at applications processed by the early adopters of the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) in Australia and provides detailed analysis on who is applying to top firms..... read more


Contextual Recruitment in Australia
How, and where, we grow up has an effect on what we might be able to achieve. Upbringings are unequal. Indeed, it's in disregarding this, disregarding how some have managed to achieve despite the obstacles, that we risk missing some of the most impressive and resilient young people of our time; the very people we might want to hire.... read more
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“With one of the largest graduate intakes of any law firm in the Australian market, we recognise the importance of interviewing a cross-section of candidates with diverse educational, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to build our talent pipeline to meet future business needs. Understanding an individual in the context of their background and life experiences helps us make more informed recruitment decisions.”

Miriam Stiel
Partner, Allens

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“Our collaboration with Rare and their Contextual Recruitment System has enhanced our selection process by providing us with a more holistic candidate profile. Taking into account factors outside the traditional ‘recruitment criteria’ has made for a more expansive selection exercise and started important conversations. It has resulted in more conscious recruitment decisions, driven by diversity and a truly inclusive approach, which we know are critical to our success as a business.”

Sam Garner
Graduate Resourcing Manager (Projects), King & Wood Mallesons

News & Press

CRS Australia One Year On: A Success Story From Allens

In June 2016 Allens became the Founding Partner of Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) in Australia. One year on, Allens has embedded the CRS into its recruitment.... read more

Lawyers Weekly Publishes Article On Allens' Successful Use Of The Contextual Recruitment System In Australia

Last year, Allens became the first Australian law firm to implement Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System (CRS). Lawyers Weekly recently published an article highlighting the success... read more

Shortlist Reports On Rare's Australian Research

Shortlist, an Australian HR publication, recently published a story which looked at the findings of Rare’s recent research report. The Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) launched with Allens in June 2016..... read more


Clayton Utz Sign Up To Use Rare's CRS In Australia

Clayton Utz has announced that it will become the fourth firm in Australia to adopt the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS). It joins Allens, the Founding Partner, and King & Wood Mallesons and Henry Davis York in becoming pioneers of the Australian system.... read more

Elite have ‘overwhelming’ advantage in legal recruitment, data shows

New recruitment data released by three major firms suggests that the majority of law graduates hired through the pool of summer clerks come from... 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.... read more


Rare launches its contextual recruitment system in 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... read more

Allens law firm uses recruitment tool to find hidden talent

Talented students are missing out in a recruitment process that inadvertently favours those whom by birth or otherwise are more familiar with Australian corporate culture... read more