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

Witkey (威客) Platforms - A Journey to the World of Online Work Platforms in China

November 27, 2014

  • A unique ecosystem supporting online enabled work arrangements has been developing in China; both the platforms and the people who work through them are called ‘Witkey’. While in many ways similar to online work platforms outside of China, there are subtle differences.
  • The purpose of this... More

Preview: Executive Forum Europe

September 26, 2014

Executive Forum Arrives in London.

Research Report: Make Your Case

September 26, 2014

Staffing agencies in need of better powers of persuasion.

Executive Forum Europe 2014 Preview Webinar

September 18, 2014

Join us for a free preview of the Executive Forum Europe

Crowdsourcing Platforms

July 16, 2014

  • This Insight Report provides an introduction to the category of Human Cloud platforms which SIA defines as Crowdsourcing. 
  • The SIA definition of Crowdsourcing platforms is clarified, the scope and dimensions of the space estimated, and the foregoing is substantiated by citing many representative... More

Impact Assessment of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics on the Staffing Industry

July 8, 2014

  • 63% percent of US temporary agency jobs at high risk of computerization
  • F&A, industrial, and office/clerical are highest-risk staffing segments
  • Strategies for staffing firms include pivoting toward low-risk jobs and human-machine hybrid models

2014 Online Staffing Platform Landscape: Can more be better?

June 26, 2014

  • We have identified 145 online staffing platform businesses operating around the world, including 33 “witkeys” (the Chinese variant of online staffing). There are actually likely to a larger number of tiny platform businesses we have not detected yet.
  • In 2013, only a fairly small number of... More

A Look at the Mexican Temporary Workforce Environment

June 22, 2014

  • Overview of Mexican legal landscape
  • Limitations on use of temporary agency workers explained
  • Details on statutory costs

Online Services Platforms: Can they work?

May 28, 2014

  • Online Services platforms belong to a unique category in the SIA Human Cloud Platform taxonomy, alongside (and sometimes overlapping with) Online Staffing and Crowdsourcing platforms
  • In Online Services, businesses (wherever they are) purchase a specific service offered by the platform; the platform... More

Largest Staffing Firms in Mexico by 2013 Revenue

May 25, 2014

  • Total Mexican staffing market estimate of $3.8 billion (formal market: $1.4 billion)
  • ManpowerGroup is largest staffing firm in Mexico, with 38% of formal market
  • We estimate formal Mexican staffing market grew 3% in 2013