John Nurthen

Executive Director, Global Research

John Nurthen
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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

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

VMS Market Developments Part 2: Market Size and Growth

November 12, 2018

  • We estimate $154 billion of spend on contingent workers passed through a VMS
  • Double-digit growth in VMS spend across all three major regions, Americas, EMEA, APAC
  • Largest providers of 2017 include Beeline, Coupa's DCR Workforce and SAP Fieldglass

MSP Market Developments Part 2: Market Size and Growth

October 27, 2018

  • We estimate $131 billion of spend under management passed through an MSP
  • Double-digit growth in MSP spend in Americas, EMEA and APAC
  • Largest providers include Allegis Global Solutions, KellyOCG, Pontoon, Randstad Sourceright, TAPFIN

Workforce Solutions Ecosystem: 2018 Update

October 22, 2018

  • This report is the third update to Staffing Industry Analysts Workforce Solutions Ecosystem, initially released in September 2015. 
  • Report includes updated market sizes for each segment of the Ecosystem.
  • New classifications within 'Talent Acquisition Technology' segment and addition of 'Robotic... More