John Nurthen

Executive Director, Global Research

John Nurthen
jnurthenSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

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.

Recent Articles

Trends in Digital Credentialing

October 10, 2019

  • This report introduces digital credentialing driven by blockchain development including industry-wide efforts.
  • Employers and staffing firms can gain insights into what could potentially disrupt the traditional background and credential verification practices.
  • Readers can see the benefits of digital... More

Introducing Recruitment Marketplaces

August 9, 2019

  • This is our first report on Recruitment Marketplaces providing insights on over 30 vendors globally. Recruitment Marketplaces facilitate a platform of hundreds to thousands of individual freelance recruiters and/or staffing agencies that employers can tap into to help fill open roles.
  •  These... More

Online Job Advertising: 2019 Market Update

July 4, 2019

  • This 2019 update includes definitions of the various job advertising business models, a ranked list of the largest companies by revenue, and a global market size estimate.
  • It is the largest and most detailed research report on this sector SIA has produced with a ranking of the largest 50 providers... More

The Master Service Agreement and Supplier Agreement in an MSP Program

May 7, 2019

  • Helps buyers seeking to enter into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with an MSP
  • Highlights the essential elements of the MSA
  • Includes an outline structure of an MSA and associated Supplier Agreement 

Introduction to Chatbots

May 7, 2019

  • This report is an introduction to chatbot technology, with a specific focus on providers in the recruiting space.
  • Chatbots are virtual assistants that, through the use of pre-programmed questions and artificial intelligence, can increasingly handle candidate interactions that formerly required... More

Investing in the Workforce Solutions Ecosytem

May 2, 2019

  • This report focuses on the investment strategies of large staffing firms outside of their core staffing services and, in particular, three investment funds set up to explore opportunities and threats from digital disruption; the Randstad Innovation Fund (RIF), Adecco Group X (AGX) and Recruit Strategic... More

History of the Staffing Industry

April 9, 2019

  • Concise and engaging history of the staffing industry from its beginning to the present
  • Highlights key leaders and companies, as well as social, economic, legal, and technological changes by decade going back more than 50 years
  • Includes developments in the US and across the globe that have led... More

Staffing Trends in 2019

February 4, 2019

  • Sets out the most important staffing trends for 2019
  • Includes the global economy, Technology/automation and Skills shortage
  • Legislation, the Gig economy and the rise of Asia

Blockchain and its Emerging Implications for the Gig Economy

December 14, 2018

  • Learn how blockchain will be impacting talent acquisition from a number of ‘first movers’
  • Understand the threats and opportunities for your business from this new technology
  • Speakers from ShiftPixy, Job.com and Talenting

Global MSP Governance Structure

November 30, 2018

  • Introduction
  • Governance Overview 
  • Definitions