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 Japanese Temporary Workforce Environment

30 August 2012

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

Listed Staffing Firms by Market Capitalisation 2012

8 August 2012

  • Staffing Industry Analysts’ first global ranking of publicly listed staffing firms by market capitalisation
  • Adecco is the world’s largest listed staffing firm ranked by market capitalisation followed by Randstad and Robert Half.
  • The US is home to most listed staffing firms, followed by the... More

Pensions Act Set to Distort UK Staffing Market

7 August 2012

If you were thinking that, with the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) in place, the U.K. staffing market is over the worst, you may want to pay some attention to the implications of the U.K. Pensions Act, which comes into effect in October. 

Largest Global Staffing Firms 2012

9 July 2012

  • Find out who tops the world ranks
  • Where your firm is compared to your competition
  • See newly listed firms from Japan, China and Australia

Largest Staffing Firms in Australia

2 July 2012

  • Skilled Group dominates the Australian staffing market with almost twice the market share of its closest rival.
  • 14 out of the top 25 firms are Australian-owned.
  • The ‘Big Three’ staffing firms do not dominate the Australian market quite to the extent that they dominate other staffing markets.... More

A Look at the Australian Temporary Workforce Environment

21 June 2012

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

Costs: Legislation to Add Costs and Risks in Japan

20 June 2012

Looming changes in Japan are set to tighten the regulation of both staffing agencies and the companies that use temporary agency workers, changes that will add to the cost and risk of using contingent workers. 

A Look at the Brazilian Temporary Workforce Environment

30 May 2012

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

Top 5 Staffing Companies per Major Market

2 May 2012

  • We have endeavored to capture the top five staffing firms for every major staffing market.
  • We have identified the market leaders in 26 countries
  • See who is a market leader in addition to  Adecco, Randstad and ManpowerGroup.

Employers’ Tax Wedge Rises Worldwide

2 May 2012

The percent of employment-related taxes rose throughout much of the world, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.