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 Buyer Survey: Are contingent workers really first hired, first fired?

November 2, 2009

Yes, contingents are first hired, first fired
But less so when it comes to hiring than firing
Top: 65% in manufacturing hire contingents first

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: What workers love--and what they hate--about contingent work

October 12, 2009

Workers like flexibility, independence of contingent work
Possibility jobs will lead to permanent work also a plus
But also feel under-compensated, unappreciated

2009 Contingent Worker Survey - Staffing firm brand recognition (and lack therof)

October 16, 2009

Workers very familiar with Kelly Services and Manpower brands
But other staffing firm brand recognition spotty
Many workers cite top staffing brands as "fictional"

Economic indicators update

October 14, 2009

ECRI index very bullish
Both ISM indices now expansionary
But unemployment claims remain elevated

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Temporary worker healthcare benefits

October 13, 2009

Nearly half of temp workers have healthcare already
Most don't choose agency based on healthcare
Temps want better benefits, but pay a higher priority
But non-temps put off by poor healthcare in staffing

Job market trends: the best and worst performing industries

September 30, 2009

Home health care ranks number one
Best performing: healthcare and government services
Worst performing: real estate- and manufacturing-related

Survey of staffing firms: Top markets analysis

July 23, 2008

Who sells what, to whom and where
Top staffing markets by segment, industry and geography
Top segment combinations, top industry combinations

2008-2009 Staffing Industry Forecast

February 28, 2008

Industry to come to near stall in 2008

Key Drivers and Trends in Healthcare Staffing

September 13, 2007

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"