John Nurthen

Executive Director, Global Research

John Nurthen
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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

European Contingent Workforce Trends from Staffing Industry Analysts

14 October 2010

Learn more about the latest contingent workforce issues in Europe 
Speakers: John Nurthen, General Manager, Europe; Ton Mulders, Director of Strategic Solutions, Europe; Adam Pode, Director of Research, Europe
1 hour 7 minutes including Q&A 

UK: Low Wage Sectors Adopting Swedish Derogation

16 November 2011

More than a month has passed since the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) went into effect in the U.K., and some effects are becoming clear. Among them is the so-called Swedish Derogation.

Forecasts for 2012

11 November 2011

  • Overall staffing market growth rate for Europe for 2012
  • Individual country growth rate forecasts for our 16 markets
  • Commentary on the euro crisis and its effect on the market

World: Planning for an older contingent workforce

2 November 2011

Pensions and retirement age are sensitive topics around the world. Indeed, tempers have flared recently at politicians' attempts at raising the age of retirement.

Global: Temporary Staffing Creates More Efficient Labor Markets

26 October 2011

The use of contingent workers contributes to social and economic progress and better-functioning labor markets, according to a report released last week by Ciett.

Global: Gender Equality in the Board Room

19 October 2011

One of the hottest management topics in Europe this year has been the scarcity of women on European companies’ boards of management. The EU aims to do something about that.

Most Attractive Staffing Markets Globally

12 October 2011

To find the most attractive staffing markets to expand into continue reading….

Europe: Turning Point in Pay Moderation

12 October 2011

New research shows that collective pay agreements in many European countries resulted in lower pay increases in 2010 than 2009. Further, inflation caused pay in real terms to grow even slower.

Europe: Profound Changes Hit U.K. Staffing Market

5 October 2011

U.K. employers and staffing companies brace themselves for the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations, which came into effect on Oct. 1.

Global: Comparing U.S. and European Temp Penetration Rates

28 September 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.