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

By the Numbers

March 14, 2011

  • The trend in U.S. private sector job openings vs. layoffs looking increasingly positive.
  • 41 percent of staffing firms say their temp pay rates are "mostly dictated by staffing buyers."
  • 72 percent of temps have returned to the same agency for another assignment.

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyer interest in women & minority-owned (WMBE) staffing suppliers

February 3, 2011

  • WMBE certification an advantage with half of contingent buyers
  • Large buyer companies especially interested
  • Least interested in WMBE: buyers in manufacturing/logistics
     

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers’ advice to MSPs

December 10, 2010

  • 217 buyers queried on what they want from MSPs
  • Buyer responses distilled to nine key themes
  • #1: Be a strategic partner

Staffing Industry Report - October 2010

October 12, 2010

The following replay includes reports on: U.S. employment trends Staffing revenue growth by sector and segment Survey data revealing what profitable firms do differently.

Watch the full webinar on demand.
Analysis of temp employment trends.
What gives profitable staffing firms the edge.

2010 Staffing Company Survey: Who sells what to whom

July 20, 2010

Which segments are sold to which industries
Staffing firm specialization by segment, industry
Staffing segments: what goes with what

2010 Staffing Company Survey: Trends in staffing firm attitudes and opinions

July 23, 2010

Most hated: state unemployment taxes
Most loved: the internet
Getting more hated: government regulation

Dan Pink Video

July 7, 2010

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Analysis of temp employment trends 
Highest bang-to-buck sales & marketing tactics
Trends in off-shored recruiting

2010 Staffing Company Survey: Trend analysis of new firms entering the staffing industry

July 13, 2010

Rate of new firm entry drops sharply
New firms more interested in healthcare, F&A, direct hire
75% of new firms profitable within two years

2010 Staffing Company Survey: How seriously do staffing firms take criminal background checks?

June 21, 2010

Firms take background checks seriously...if buyer does
But is background check service really doing the job?
Most serious about it: healthcare staffing firms

2010 Staffing Company Survey: Highest bang-to-buck marketing & sales tactics for staffing firms

June 18, 2010

Top marketing & sales tactics identified
What larger firms do differently
How tactics vary by segment, firm size