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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: Advances in Information Retrieval 38th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2016, 2016-03-20 - 2016-03-23, Padua, Italy.

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Abstract

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 professionals, investigating their information seeking behaviour and needs regarding IR systems and applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9626)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 12:53
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21642

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