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 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.

EU to Boost Protections for Seconded Workers

18 April 2012

The EU last month announced it would strengthen protections for employees and contingent workers sent by their employers or staffing firms to posts in other EU countries.

Global: Strikes over Contingent Worker Usage

21 March 2012

While the use of contingent labor is an accepted practice within developed Western economies, its use is still controversial in other countries. Here, we look at three countries where contingent worker usage is top of the political agenda.

Largest Staffing Firms in Japan 2011

19 March 2012

  • Find out who dominated the fragmented Japanese staffing market
  • See which is the top foreign staffing firm
  • Read the list of the top 60 companies

Europe: Austerity Measures Lead to Radical Labor Reform

29 February 2012

Amid the ongoing economic crisis, a number of countries in southern Europe are re-evaluating their employment laws and are proposing, passing or enacting major reforms.

Global: Contingent Staffing Regulations

15 February 2012

The legal environment for contingent labor is like the “Wild West” in some parts of the world. The UN’s International Labour Organisation has laid the groundwork to pave the way for CW usage globally.