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

Mapping the Total Talent Management Continuum

November 17, 2015

  • Identifies the core facets of Total Talent Management
  • Covers permanent and contingent workforces
  • Offers tools to map your organisation's maturity

Workforce Solutions Ecosystem

September 24, 2015

  • This report codifies and defines the various parts of the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem. It will be of use to those who operate within this Ecosystem and also those who procure services or products from it.
  • Ecosystems are, by their very nature, constantly evolving and as such this document reviews... More

Largest Staffing Firms in Mexico: 2015 Update

August 5, 2015

  • We estimate 20 companies make up formal Mexican staffing market
  • Report lists 2014 staffing revenue of each of the 20 companies
  • Formal staffing market estimated at USD 1.5 Billion in 2014 revenue

Best Practices for the Asian Contingent Workforce Market

July 15, 2015

  • Hear insights from experts about the running a CW programme in Asia
  • Watch the playback on demand, approx 1 hour
  • Download a copy of the presentation as a pdf

2015 VMS Service Differentiators Report

June 22, 2015

The shift in focus from more traditional temporary worker management to larger, more complex categories, coupled with global expansion efforts have driven VMS providers to expand and mature feature functionality, resulting in significant innovation and differentiation across the VMS landscape. This report,... More

Total Talent Management - A New Workforce Phenomenon

June 3, 2015

  • Results from the first comprehensive survey on Total Talent Management
  • Watch the playback on demand, approx 1 hour
  • Download a copy of the presentation as a pdf

Total Talent Management

May 8, 2015

Total Talent Management refers to an employer’s practice of routinely considering TOTAL TALENT when it comes to talent acquisition or management including hiring an employee, using a contingent worker, or even acquiring a robot, etc. This ground-breaking report conducted in partnership with ERE Media... More

2015 Largest Job Boards Globally

March 30, 2015

  • Our report lists the largest 25 Job Boards by 2014 annual revenue.
  • The very largest Job Boards have an international presence and enjoy market leading positions in a number of countries
  • The largest Job Board provider globally is Recruit, a Japanese HR company that also operates a number of important... More

2015 Applicant Tracking System Landscape

February 27, 2015

  • ATS market likely oversupplied
  • Pricing models, typical requirements, functionality and more discussed in this report
  • Directory of more than 120 ATS providers highlighted

2014 SIA Service Differentiators Report - VMS Initial Findings

January 23, 2015

  • Each year, Staffing Industry Analysts conducts a comprehensive assessment of Vendor Management Systems (VMS) and Managed Service Program (MSP) providers. 
  • The detailed reports provide insight to buyers about the latest features and functionality, service offerings, breadth of experience and... More