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.
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.
July 27, 2011
There are a number of associations throughout the world that represent staffing firms. Their efforts on behalf of their membership can have significant effects on companies that use staffing services.
July 13, 2011
The EU's Agency Workers Directive, going into effect this December, has overshadowed other pending EU Directives that affect the use of contingent labor. One is the Sanctions Directive, which is designed to combat illegal immigration, and goes into effect this month.
June 29, 2011
Minimum wage levels vary within Europe just as they do in the United States. The concept of a minimum threshold for wages is widely accepted in Europe, even among many conservatives. Read why constant monitoring has to be a way of life for those managing a global contingent program.