John Nurthen is responsible for leading all aspects of Staffing Industry Analysts' business in Europe. 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 created the International Review of Employment which is published in four languages and founded DOVA, now one of the largest global databases of online vacancies. John 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 has addressed subjects as diverse as internet strategy, job boards, managed services, outsourcing, software asset management, and risk management. John's experience makes him an authority on global recruitment and contingent workforce issues covering all sectors of the market.
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October 19, 2011
One of the hottest management topics in Europe this year has been the scarcity of women on European companies’ boards of management. The EU aims to do something about that.
October 12, 2011
New research shows that collective pay agreements in many European countries resulted in lower pay increases in 2010 than 2009. Further, inflation caused pay in real terms to grow even slower.
October 5, 2011
U.K. employers and staffing companies brace themselves for the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations, which came into effect on Oct. 1.
September 28, 2011
The U.S. staffing industry may be the largest in terms of revenue, but as a percent of the overall workforce, the U.S. falls short compared with most other large economies.
September 21, 2011
As all developed economies compete for workers, it is clear from a new report that some countries are better positioned than others to prosper.
September 14, 2011
At the end of August, a staffing company in the U.K. accidentally revealed the pay rates of 3,000 contractors working for one of its largest clients, causing more than a few ripples.
September 7, 2011
High unemployment in Europe remains one of the more intractable problems politicians are trying to solve following the global financial crisis. Despite considerable political effort, unemployment has not come down much since it peaked in 2010.
August 31, 2011
Drug and alcohol abuse is a global problem. U.S. companies that screen their U.S. contingents may want to do so elsewhere. However, those operating in Europe need to be mindful of local laws and customs before taking that step.
August 24, 2011
You would think that in a mature staffing market taxes charged for temporary staffing would be well-established and transparent. Unfortunately, this is far from the case in the U.K.
August 17, 2011
Between dealing with media scandals and combating riots, the U.K. government has found some time to tie up a few loose ends in the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), due to come into effect Oct. 1.