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DLA Pipers graduate recruitment team has joined the YouTube generation and launched an internal social networking site for its future trainees.
The portal is very similar to other social networking sites such as Facebook, but DLA has called it Inside the Tent, for no immediately apparent reason.
Many firms have been trying to find better ways of keeping in touch with their future joiners. And though most have stuck to the tried and tested methods such as parties with free booze, Allen & Overy has encouraged its trainees to sit in a drum circle and bang on bongos.
DLA head of graduate recruitment Sally Carthy said: “DLA Piper has always placed great importance on keeping in regular contact with its future trainees. We want people to feel part of the organisation as soon as they accept a training contract with us.”
Inside the Tent also allows DLAs graduate recruitment team to communicate more easily with its future trainees. The team will post regular updates, as well as news about the firm, and advertise forthcoming firm events and social activities.
DLA said that the site will also be great for the environment as the firm will not have to send out paper based mail-shots to its future lawyers anymore.
Unfortunately access to the network is restricted solely to future DLA trainees, so no crashing of DLA parties and drinking the free booze.