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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14 September 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.
7 September 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.
31 August 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.
24 August 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.
17 August 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.
27 July 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.
13 July 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.
28 June 2011
- Evaluation and overview of German temp market
- Analysis of EU Directives effect on German market pricing
- Importance of collective bargaining
29 June 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.
15 June 2011
Italy, one of the youngest staffing markets in Europe, is also among the fastest growing.