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

June BLS Employment Bulletin

July 6, 2007

Data shows temp volumes still in decline

Labor Market Indicators

September 16, 2005

2009 staffing company survey: How often do temps return for another assignment?

July 30, 2009

Median candidate return rate: 76%-80%
A quarter of firms report return rates of 86%-90% or higher
Even direct hire candidates come back 56%-60% of the time

Survey of staffing firms: What's different about highly successful staffing firms?

December 24, 2008

Analysis of survey data reveals success factors
Stable, experienced management a key driver of success
Bigger firms and those with right priorities outperform

BRIEFING -- Healthcare reform bills call for employer fees

July 17, 2009

House introduce reform bill; Senate committee passes another bill
Employers that don't offer health coverage would pay
Legislation likely to change before final versions become law

Special Report - Legal Staffing Growth Assessment

December 1, 2006

Different segment, different sales cycles and decision makers
Why this segment remains relatively small and highly concentrated>
What's not to like about high profitability and fast growth

DECEMBER EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

January 4, 2008

Survey of staffing firms: What's good for staffing? What's bad?

July 30, 2008

Most positive factor: the Internet
Most negative factors: VMS, offshoring, procurement, workers comp
Wide variation of opinion by segment, industry, firm size

BRIEFING -- JUNE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

July 3, 2008

Temp jobs off 30,400
Staffing weighs heavily in U.S. June job loss
Unemployment stable at 5.5%
Place and search cutting staff

Staffing's hottest (and coldest) metros update

December 15, 2008

Hottest markets: St. Louis MO, Baltimore-Towson MD, San Antonio TX
Weakest markets: Detroit-Livonia MI, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ, Wichita KS
Only seven percent of metros seeing accelerating growth