Real-world expertise retrieval: The information seeking behaviour of recruitment professionals

Russell-Rose, Tony and Chamberlain, Jon. 2016. 'Real-world expertise retrieval: The information seeking behaviour of recruitment professionals'. In: 38th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2016. Padua, Italy 20-23 March 2016. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Recruitment professionals perform complex search tasks in order to find candidates that match client job briefs. In completing these tasks, they have to contend with many core Information Retrieval (IR) challenges such as query formulation and refinement and results evaluation. However, despite these and other similarities with more established information professions such as patent lawyers and healthcare librarians, this community has been largely overlooked in IR research. This paper presents results of a survey of recruitment profes-sionals, investigating their information seeking behaviour and needs regarding IR systems and applications.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

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Search Task, Query Expansion, Query Formulation, Qualified Candidate, Expert Finding

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20 March 2016Accepted
March 2016Published

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Padua, Italy

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20-23 March 2016

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10 Oct 2019 15:47

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09 Jun 2021 21:59


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