John Nurthen

Executive Director, Global Research

John Nurthen

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

Staffing Trends in 2019

4 February 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

Global MSP Governance Structure

30 November 2018

  • Introduction
  • Governance Overview 
  • Definitions

VMS Market Developments Part 2: Market Size and Growth

12 November 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

27 October 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

22 October 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

Building an Effective Staffing Website

7 August 2018

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

The Case for Contingent Work

17 May 2018

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

APAC SI Report Webinar March 2018

4 April 2018

  • 1 hour webinar with a focus on the APAC staffing market
  • Attractive Staffing Markets - APAC
  • 2018 Forecasts & Trends
  • Legal Update
  • Largest Staffing Firms - Australia
  • Total Talent Aquisiton
  • Complimentary for Corporate Members

Staffing Trends in 2018

23 February 2018

  • This report takes a high-level look at the key trends impacting the global staffing industry in 2018.
  • Senior staffing executives can use this information to better understand the broad trends likely to impact their business.

Preparing for the Next Recession

18 December 2017

  • Report addresses steps staffing companies can take to be more prepared for the next recession
  • Recessions bring both threats and opportunities
  • Report discusses how to cope with the most difficult part of a recession (the end)