John Nurthen

Executive Director, Global Research

John Nurthen
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John Nurthen is responsible for the delivery of Staffing Industry Analysts' research content across the company’s three regions (North America, Europe and Rest of World) as well as all editorial content for The Staffing Review, CWS3.0 and Staffing Stream. He has 20 years' experience in the staffing industry having previously worked in a variety of senior managerial roles for three of the world's largest staffing companies: Select Appointments, Vedior and Randstad. During this time, he played an active role in a series of major equity offerings and mergers. Nurthen was a founder of the International Review of Employment which was published in four languages and also founded DOVA, which continues to be one of the largest global databases of online vacancies. Nurthen played a leading role in the development of common data standards with the creation of HR-XML SIDES in collaboration with other major staffing companies. He has held responsibility for internal and external communications (including investor relations and public affairs), e-Business, technology matters, marketing, research, procurement, and corporate social responsibility. Nurthen's experience makes him an authority on global recruitment and contingent workforce issues covering all sectors of the market.

Recent Articles

Global: Strikes over Contingent Worker Usage

March 21, 2012

While the use of contingent labor is an accepted practice within developed Western economies, its use is still controversial in other countries. Here, we look at three countries where contingent worker usage is top of the political agenda.

Europe: Austerity Measures Lead to Radical Labor Reform

February 29, 2012

Amid the ongoing economic crisis, a number of countries in southern Europe are re-evaluating their employment laws and are proposing, passing or enacting major reforms.

Global: Contingent Staffing Regulations

February 15, 2012

The legal environment for contingent labor is like the “Wild West” in some parts of the world. The UN’s International Labour Organisation has laid the groundwork to pave the way for CW usage globally.

Europe: Stricter Personal Data Protections Proposed

February 8, 2012

Coming on the heels of high-profile persona data breaches, proposed regulations will add significant burdens to companies doing business in Europe.

Europe: Union Rights Challenged

February 1, 2012

Two recent news stories in Europe have highlighted inconsistencies in what many would assume to be a fundamental right in most countries: the right of workers to join a labor union.

Europe: Less Regulation Ahead?

January 25, 2012

European countries seek to ease regulatory burdens on employers.

U.K.: Providers Brace Themselves for Next Major Legislative Change

January 11, 2012

After making considerable changes to their internal processes to comply with the Agency Workers Regulations, U.K. staffing agencies are preparing for another piece of far-reaching and potentially costly employment reform.

U.K.: Bright Outlook for Procurement Professionals

December 21, 2011

The New Year is a traditional time for people to pause, evaluate the past year and consider their plans for the future. With this in mind, what does the current employment market look like for procurement professionals in the U.K.? 

Europe: AWR Deadline Passes. What's Next?

December 7, 2011

Though the deadline has passed for the much-anticipated Agency Work Directive, the story is nowhere near complete. Expect further developments to the European regulatory environment over the next two years.

European Economies Face an Unpredictable 2012

November 30, 2011

Many of you are in the throes of budgeting for the coming year, a task made more daunting by lingering economic uncertainties. With economists hard-pressed to predict what will happen tomorrow, how is business expected to predict likely revenue and costs 12 months out?