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

Witkey (威客) Platforms - A Journey to the World of Online Work Platforms in China

27 November 2014

  • A unique ecosystem supporting online enabled work arrangements has been developing in China; both the platforms and the people who work through them are called ‘Witkey’. While in many ways similar to online work platforms outside of China, there are subtle differences.
  • The purpose of this... More

Preview: Executive Forum Europe

26 September 2014

Executive Forum Arrives in London.

Research Report: Make Your Case

26 September 2014

Staffing agencies in need of better powers of persuasion.

Executive Forum Europe 2014 Preview Webinar

18 September 2014

Join us for a free preview of the Executive Forum Europe

Crowdsourcing Platforms

16 July 2014

  • This Insight Report provides an introduction to the category of Human Cloud platforms which SIA defines as Crowdsourcing. 
  • The SIA definition of Crowdsourcing platforms is clarified, the scope and dimensions of the space estimated, and the foregoing is substantiated by citing many representative... More

2014 Online Staffing Platform Landscape: Can more be better?

26 June 2014

  • We have identified 145 online staffing platform businesses operating around the world, including 33 “witkeys” (the Chinese variant of online staffing). There are actually likely to a larger number of tiny platform businesses we have not detected yet.
  • In 2013, only a fairly small number of... More

Online Services Platforms: Can they work?

28 May 2014

  • Online Services platforms belong to a unique category in the SIA Human Cloud Platform taxonomy, alongside (and sometimes overlapping with) Online Staffing and Crowdsourcing platforms
  • In Online Services, businesses (wherever they are) purchase a specific service offered by the platform; the platform... More

The VMS Shuffle: How to match a VMS to your Contingent Workforce Programme requirements

29 April 2014

  • Expert review of VMS scenarios
  • Webinar replay on demand (approx 1 hour)
  • Download a copy of the presentation

Trends in Labour Arbitrage

15 April 2014

This report brings together three different management strands into one overarching theme and highlights important trends in each relating to the use of contingent workers.

Global Risk Assessment Framework

18 March 2014

As well as providing a Risk Framework, this Insight contains examples of how a Global Risk Assessment Framework can be applied directly in three important but highly diverse countries; the UK, Germany and India.