John Nurthen

Executive Director, Global Research

John Nurthen

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). 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

UK: Low Wage Sectors Adopting Swedish Derogation

November 16, 2011

More than a month has passed since the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) went into effect in the U.K., and some effects are becoming clear. Among them is the so-called Swedish Derogation.

World: Planning for an older contingent workforce

November 2, 2011

Pensions and retirement age are sensitive topics around the world. Indeed, tempers have flared recently at politicians' attempts at raising the age of retirement.

Global: Temporary Staffing Creates More Efficient Labor Markets

October 26, 2011

The use of contingent workers contributes to social and economic progress and better-functioning labor markets, according to a report released last week by Ciett.

Global: Gender Equality in the Board Room

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.

Europe: Turning Point in Pay Moderation

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.

Europe: Profound Changes Hit U.K. Staffing Market

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.

Global: Comparing U.S. and European Temp Penetration Rates

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.

Europe: Global Differences in Education

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.

Europe: Repercussions of Contractor Pay Disclosure

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.

Europe: High Unemployment Persists

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.