John Nurthen

Executive Director, Global Research, Staffing Industry Analysts

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.

Speaker Sessions

11:45 - 12:30

The Staffing Industry has the Reputation it Deserves

Windsor Suite

What do people think of when they hear the term “staffing industry,” and is it fair? This is the question we seek to answer in a lively, impassioned Crossfire-style debate between Ann Swain of APSCo and John Nurthen of Staffing Industry Analysts. One of these two experts will argue the affirmative, the other will argue the negative, and the inevitable eruption of flames will be quelled by moderator Vinda Souza of Bullhorn. This session is unique and sure to be incredibly good, informative fun! Key takeaways will include answering the questions of, what do clients and candidates think about staffing firms? What can be done to improve the industry’s reputation? And what best practices can we collectively support to put our best foot forward?