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

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.

Webinar - Introduction to the Contingent Workforce in Asia

24 January 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Covering major Asian markets as well as emerging markets
  • Duration: approximately 1h

New Cold War Could Freeze Out Staffing Firms in Russia

19 December 2012

An ongoing dispute between the U.S. and Russia may have significant repercussions for contingent workforce managers as Russia threatens to ban foreign staffing firms from doing business in the country. 

A Look at the Indian Temporary Workforce Environment

13 December 2012

  • Overview of the Indian labour law and collective agreements
  • Understand the cost structure
  • Using and MSP in India

Webinar - 2013 Contingent Market Forecasts

28 November 2012

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Hear insights from the whole research team
  • Duration: approximately 1h

Background Screening Adds to Misclassification Risk?

28 November 2012

Background screening, already a potential minefield for contingent workforce programs in the U.S., add even more risk — including that of misclassification — on the international stage.

Practical Guide for Expanding your Contingent Workforce Programme into AsiaPac

20 November 2012

  • What do you need to consider before taking the plunge
  • For twleve major staffing markets
  • and three key categories

China Tightens Labor Contract Law

17 October 2012

In the final article addressing the changing contingent workforce landscape in Asia, we discuss China's efforts to require that all temporary workers should enjoy pay equal to their permanent counterparts.

Vietnam to Allow Employee Subleasing

10 October 2012

In this second article addressing changing legislation in Asia, we focus on Vietnam, where a new law going into effect next year addresses a hybrid form of temporary staffing and labor outsourcing.