John Nurthen

Executive Director, Global Research

John Nurthen

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

Gulf Region Staffing Market Overview

May 19, 2011

  • An overview of the Gulf staffing market
  • Key local providers listed
  • Gulf staffing market growth 2010-2015

Because You Asked: One-Hour Loophole Closed

May 16, 2011

 The draft guidance issued by the U.K. department for Business Innovation & Skills in April did appear to give umbrella companies and staffing agencies the option of employing workers on one-hour a week permanent contracts in lieu of complying with the Agency Workers Regulations. However, new... More

Behind the News: How Many Temps are Too Many

April 21, 2011

At the beginning of April, the Business Minister of the Federal State of Thuringia (Thüringen) in Germany, Mathias Machnig (Social Democrat), announced his intention to reduce investments subsidies or cut them altogether for companies that hire "too many agency temporary employees".

Behind the News: VAT Increase Implications

April 11, 2011

The United Kingdom recently raised taxes on goods and services to 20 percent from 17.5 percent and, given pressure on public finances, it wouldn't be surprising if governments in other parts of Europe also try to improve the public coffers by nudging up their VAT this year.

Behind the News: Europe

April 6, 2011

The decision by the highest labour court in Germany (BAG) to force staffing companies who were members of The Association of Medium-sized Temporary Employment Agencies (AMP) to retroactively pay millions of Euro in social security and pension contributions by the end of May 2011 may face further legal... More

Because You Asked: TUPE Laws

March 16, 2011

 I understand that there are special regulations to consider when outsourcing existing operations in Europe. What are they and what do I need to do to comply?

--Enquiring in Edinburgh, Scotland

Behind the News: Europe

March 10, 2011

Many European staffing agencies are actively considering how best to approach the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) 2010 legislation, which provides agency workers with rights such as to equal pay. This piece of legislation goes into effect beginning October 2011 in the United Kingdom. Agencies are considering... More

Staffing Industry Analysts and Ius Laboris Collaborate to Monitor Contingent Workforce Related Legal Decisions in Europe

October 2, 2009

Subscription Service Now Offers Monitoring of Legal Decisions, Legislative Actions, and Regulatory Changes Material to Contingent (temporary/contract) Labour