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

A Look at the Hong Kong Temporary Workforce Environment

30 August 2013

  • Overview of the Hong Kong legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

Global Staffing Industry Size 2012

28 August 2013

Key Findings include:

The size of the global staffing market.

A breakdown of the 40 of the most important countries

Estimates of the size of temporary and permanent services.

A Look at the Singapore Temporary Workforce Environment

27 August 2013

  • Overview of the Singapore legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

The emergence of VMS and MSP outside North America

24 July 2013

  • Exclusive insights on VMS/MSP markets around the world.
  • Overview of business practices and legal limitations.
  • Webinar replay on demand (approx. 1 hour).

Largest Staffing Firms in China

2 July 2013

  • This report can be used to unravel the complex Chinese staffing landscape.
  • It identifies the competitive environment and 130 potential suppliers.
  • Details are included of domestic and international staffing firms and executive search firms

Introduction to the Contingent Workforce in the Middle East

17 April 2013

  • Exclusive insights on the staffing industry in the region.
  • Webinar replay on demand.
  • Approx. 1 hour.

A Look at the Chinese Temporary Workforce Environment

11 April 2013

  • Overview of the Chinese legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

Thought Leader Webinar: SOW - a Global Trend

20 February 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Hear insights from industry experts 
  • Duration: approximately 1h

Global Prohibitions on Fixed Term Contracts

21 February 2013

  • Data from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
  • Useful list of where fixed-term contracts are prohibited for permanent tasks.
  • Information for 195 countries and formatted it by region.

Who Will Own Candidate Data?

20 February 2013

The amount of data available about candidates is continually growing, and the collection, processing and retention of it is an important issue for contingent workforce managers and suppliers.