Jon Osborne

VP, Strategic Research

Jon Osborne
josborneSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

After leading SIA's North America Research & Editorial department for nearly a decade, Jon Osborne now focuses on strategic research projects and communication of company research to members via the monthly Staffing Industry Report webinar. Previously, he had a 15-year career in bank financial analysis and investor relations at Bank of America. He holds an M.B.A. and B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Recent Articles

2009 Contingent Workers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection

January 5, 2010

Complete 105-page survey for instant download
Aggregation of all 2009 contingent survey analyses
First-ever SIA survey of contingent workers
What contingents want, why they choose contingent work
Why some choose to freelance and others temp
How they pick agencies and what they think of them
How contingents... More

MAY EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN

June 5, 2009

May temp losses lowest since 2007
Where staffing isn't plummeting
"Only" 345,000 nonfarm jobs lost

Unemployment up, search sector in freefall
Key staffing markets stabilizing

May staffing sales trends: Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey

June 12, 2009

May staffing sales growth by segment & sector
Strongest segments: engineering, clinical/sci, locums, IT
Weakest segments: allied hc, marketing, travel nursing
Most optimistic: staffing firms serving finance/insurance mkt

2009 Staffing Survey: Temp-to-Hire Conversion Fee Policies

October 7, 2009

Median temp-to-hire conversion fee: 16%-20%
How staffing firms calculate the fee
And when conversion fees no longer apply

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: What do non-contingents have against contingent work?

December 19, 2009

Non-contingents just like regular paycheck/benefits
More than a quarter never considered contingent work
Also some negative perceptions persist

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Why freelancers don't work through temporary staffing agencies

December 19, 2009

Top reason: simply enjoy being truly independent
But freelancers also underestimate what agencies offer
One in five think agencies charge a fee

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Temporary worker satisfaction and loyalty

December 19, 2009

Only 9% of temps prefer being a temp
Temp work, not agencies, gets lowest marks
But nine in ten would (reluctantly) temp again

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: How do temporary workers find and select their staffing agency?

December 20, 2009

Top ways of finding agency: friends, job ads
But varies by temp industry, occupation
Temps judge agencies based on pay, jobs avail

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Why do workers go contingent (either agency temp or freelance)?

December 20, 2009

Temps want income, permanent work
Freelancers want income, flexibility, independence
Professionals more likely to choose it as lifestyle

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: How to find (and keep happy) freelancers & independent contractors

December 18, 2009

Word of mouth top way to find freelance work
What freelancers want most: money
Also: good fit, flexible schedule, communication