Legal recruitment marketplace, Route1, announces guaranteed 5% sign-on bonus to all candidates that find a new role through their platform

Route1 introduces 5% sign on bonus for candidates
Route1 introduces 5% sign on bonus for candidates
LONDON - Feb. 14, 2019 - PRLog -- Route1 is the fast, convenient and transparent alternative to traditional legal recruiters. Using Route1, lawyers can sign up to our GDPR "compliant-by-design" platform for free, via our website or mobile applications, to apply for legal vacancies. In 2016, we were awarded the Legal Geek Startup Award for Best Legal Marketplace.

Our aim is to challenge the traditional recruitment model by putting candidates in control - both of their data, and of the search and application process. With Route1, candidates can see exactly who is hiring, alongside key information about the firm, team, and industry rankings, and choose to apply, with support from our Engagement Team. Route1 employer clients save up to 40% when hiring through us - and because we are a platform, we provide real-time analytics on market demand.

Referral rewards have long been a part of recruitment but candidates are rarely rewarded for their part in the process. Route1 has always been candidate-focussed, so we have made the decision to directly reward those candidates that choose to find a new role through our platform with a 5% guaranteed signing bonus.

Ben Daniels, Route1's Head of Engagement, says:

"Monetary rewards for job seekers are generally forgotten in the recruitment process, with recruiters receiving the lion's share of commission. At Route1, we are a candidate driven business and we believe they should receive a share in our success".

When Route1 launched, we replaced a referral scheme with a charitable donation for every associate hire we complete: £500 to War Child and £500 to the relevant employer's chosen charity. We will continue to support our charity partners while rewarding our candidates through signing bonuses.

As Ben explains, "Candidate rewards are a relatively new concept - some of our competitors do gift a fixed amount to a candidate when they start, but they are small by comparison. With average NQ salaries in London above £70,000, and some US firms paying double that, junior candidates could see a bonus of over £7,000 when they start a new job through us".

Route1 is revolutionising legal recruitment through its award-winning marketplace technology.  With over 9500 users and 200 clients, its platform is GDPR "compliant by design", putting the candidate in control. Route1 provides candidates with absolute transparency on roles and curated supporting content for informed discussion making, alongside signing bonuses of 5% of annual salary. Route1 provides employers with real-time data analytics on market demand and candidate engagement, leading to improved hiring strategies and speed to hire. Its founders and investors include experienced lawyers, digital entrepreneurs, recruitment consultants and HR professionals. More information can be found at

Tom Fielden, Route1 Operations Manager
020 3884 2300

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