Jon Osborne

VP, Strategic Research

Jon Osborne

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

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

Where are they now? A retrospective look at previous years' fastest-growing companies

September 28, 2007

Number of fast-growing firms increases in 2005, '06 and '07
Fall-off comprised mostly of light industrial firms
Eight firms that made it all three years

2009 staffing company survey: Order fill rates by segment, industry, firm size

May 7, 2009

Benchmark your company's order fill rate performance
As expected, fill rates vary inversely by skill level
Scale economies in industrial segment: larger firms see higher fill rates

2008-2009 Staffing industry forecast: September update

September 29, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts cuts industry forecast for 2008 and 2009
Financial services meltdown taking its toll
Segment and sector downgrades widespread

2008-2009 Staffing Industry Forecast: June Update

June 27, 2008

2008 industry growth projection cut slightly to 1.0%
Projections cut for IT, healthcare and five other segments
Key swing factor: weak demand from the financial services sector
On the plus side, industrial not quite as dire as expected

2009 staffing company survey: How often do candidates decline an assignment?

July 22, 2009

Median candidate decline rate is 11%-15%
Median rate roughly double in healthcare, creative/marketing
Ouch: a tenth of firms report decline in rates of 41% or more

Where employment is still booming: June update

June 29, 2009

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

Economic indicators update

September 9, 2009

ECRI index reaches 38-year high: says economic growth to "snap-back"
Conference Board leading index incrementally positive
ISM: Nonmanufacturing employment regains lost footing from July
First-time claims for unemployment stall in 550k-600k range

Survey of staffing firms: Recruiting internal employees

July 29, 2008

Where to recruit internal employees
How to recruit internal employees
Education levels by job function, segment, company size

Labor Market Indicators

October 14, 2005