Linklaters, Clifford Chance and Shearman & Sterling are among the law firms in the UK to have embraced a new hiring app described as a Twitter-Tinder-Airbnb hybrid.
Route1 lets the buyer and seller deal directly with each other (like Airbnb); it pairs people by matching them, as Tinder does; and, like Twitter, it’s aimed at millennials “who have a nanosecond attention span,” founder and chief executive Henry Allan
Employers post jobs for free, while jobseekers register anonymously, setting their location, practice area, and their years of experience. The app then sends job listings that meet their requirements. As a Tinder user would swipe photos, so the jobseeker swipes vacancies.
The application process is tracked throughout the app, with increasing details of both the job and the applicant being revealed as the process progresses.
More than 4,000 lawyers and 100 legal employers have signed up since its UK launch six months ago. It has since launched in Australia, and is now eyeing debuts in Singapore and Hong Kong