John Nurthen

Executive Director, Global Research

John Nurthen
jnurthenSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

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

Europe: UK Temp Tax Turmoil

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.

Europe: Corrections, Confusion and Contradictions

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.

Behind the News: Europe: Why Staffing Association Membership Matters

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.

Behind the News: Other EU Directives

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.

Because You Asked: Minimum Wage in Europe

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.

Behind the News: Italy

June 15, 2011

Italy, one of the youngest staffing markets in Europe, is also among the fastest growing.

Behind the News: Agency Workers Directive: D-Day

May 26, 2011

D-Day approaches for European staffing legislation

Gulf Region Staffing Market Overview

May 19, 2011

  • An overview of the Gulf staffing market
  • Key local providers listed
  • Gulf staffing market growth 2010-2015

Because You Asked: One-Hour Loophole Closed

May 16, 2011

 The draft guidance issued by the U.K. department for Business Innovation & Skills in April did appear to give umbrella companies and staffing agencies the option of employing workers on one-hour a week permanent contracts in lieu of complying with the Agency Workers Regulations. However, new... More

Behind the News: How Many Temps are Too Many

April 21, 2011

At the beginning of April, the Business Minister of the Federal State of Thuringia (Thüringen) in Germany, Mathias Machnig (Social Democrat), announced his intention to reduce investments subsidies or cut them altogether for companies that hire "too many agency temporary employees".