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 Worker Survey: Many think agencies charge temps a fee

April 29, 2009

Misperception widespread across occupations, industries
Workers who believe a fee charged less likely to temp
Best practice: remind prospects you're a "no fee agency"

Survey of staffing firms: Strategies for growth

July 10, 2008

Who's using what growth strategy
Top strategies: securing under $10MM accounts, upselling
But strategies vary by segment, firm size, industry served

VIDEO - NALTO locum tenens benchmarking survey results

July 23, 2008

Findings reveal 18% median revenue growth
Hospitalists fastest growth specialty
Brisk demand from government sector

Survey of staffing firms: Temp-to-hire conversion ratios

July 17, 2008

Median temp-to-hire conversion among staffing firms is 20%
Highest with office/clerical temps: 40% ultimately go full-time
Top industry conversions rates in entertainment, restaurant/hospitality

Trends in Unemployment by Occupation: 2000-1Q08

June 30, 2008

Where the job market is tightening
Easiest placement opportunities
Exclusive detailed historical data on over 500 occupations

Where employment is still booming

March 5, 2009

Twenty industries that are bucking the trend
Employment trends in 114 industries examined and analyzed
Worst performing industry-temporary help

Special Report - Temporary Jobs Guidebook - Niche Market Opportunities for Staffing Firms

January 24, 2008

Top 25 best temp staffing niche markets identified
Temp jobs data on 500 occupations
For your convenience: data available in easily downloadable Excel file.

Temporary Staffing Long-Term Forecast, 2006-2016

April 16, 2008

This Insight includes:

  • Projections of temporary staffing long-term revenue growth by occupational category
  • Comparisons of projected staffing employment growth with overall U.S. employment growth
  • Detailed methodology and assumptions

Special Report - Healthcare Staffing Growth Assessment

September 20, 2007

Grumpy buyers remain spendy
Strategic positioning vital for new entrants
Missed opportunities for existing players

Staffing industry historical growth trends, 1995-2007

April 3, 2008

Understanding the path that led to now
Economic retrospective reveals variations in cyclicality
Segment and sector growth trends and market sizes over more than a decade