John Nurthen manages the team that delivers Staffing Industry Analysts' international research content. He has over 25 years' experience in the staffing industry, having previously worked in senior managerial roles for three of the world's largest staffing companies: Select Appointments, Vedior and Randstad. He played an active role in major equity offerings and mergers.
Nurthen was a founder of the International Review of Employment, published in four languages, and DOVA, one of the largest global databases of online vacancies. He played a leading role in the development of common data standards with the creation of HR-XML SIDES.
He has held responsibility for internal and external communications, 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.
February 8, 2012
Coming on the heels of high-profile persona data breaches, proposed regulations will add significant burdens to companies doing business in Europe.
February 1, 2012
Two recent news stories in Europe have highlighted inconsistencies in what many would assume to be a fundamental right in most countries: the right of workers to join a labor union.
January 25, 2012
European countries seek to ease regulatory burdens on employers.
January 11, 2012
After making considerable changes to their internal processes to comply with the Agency Workers Regulations, U.K. staffing agencies are preparing for another piece of far-reaching and potentially costly employment reform.
December 21, 2011
The New Year is a traditional time for people to pause, evaluate the past year and consider their plans for the future. With this in mind, what does the current employment market look like for procurement professionals in the U.K.?
December 7, 2011
Though the deadline has passed for the much-anticipated Agency Work Directive, the story is nowhere near complete. Expect further developments to the European regulatory environment over the next two years.
November 30, 2011
Many of you are in the throes of budgeting for the coming year, a task made more daunting by lingering economic uncertainties. With economists hard-pressed to predict what will happen tomorrow, how is business expected to predict likely revenue and costs 12 months out?
November 16, 2011
More than a month has passed since the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) went into effect in the U.K., and some effects are becoming clear. Among them is the so-called Swedish Derogation.
November 2, 2011
Pensions and retirement age are sensitive topics around the world. Indeed, tempers have flared recently at politicians' attempts at raising the age of retirement.
October 26, 2011
The use of contingent workers contributes to social and economic progress and better-functioning labor markets, according to a report released last week by Ciett.