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

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

Workforce Mix Modeling

August 15, 2018

  • Provides overview of workforce mix modeling--an analysis that allows optimization of various proportions of permanent and contingent worker types.
  • Discusses bottom-up modeling techniques that evaluate cost along with factors such as learning curve, position volatility, intellectual property risk,... More

Building an Effective Staffing Website

August 7, 2018

  • Best practices in developing and maintaining an effective staffing website
  • Provides examples of cutting edge website design

The Case for Contingent Work

May 17, 2018

  • Provides an overview of the benefits that contingent work offers to employers, workers and society
  • Lists key elements of the value proposition for employers, workers and society