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

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - June 2010

June 8, 2010

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Analysis of temp employment trends 
How to sell to government via mentor/protege program
Latest staffing survey results

2010 Staffing Company Survey: How much revenue should you be getting from repeat business?

June 14, 2010

Typical staffing firm gets 76%-80% repeat business
Nine out of ten say majority revenue is repeat
But rate of repeat business varies by segment, industry

2010 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm plans for segment, sector and service expansion

May 28, 2010

Strong expansion interest in clinical/scientific
Most common planned service addition: VOP
Number of firms in VMS, HRO, RPO to sharply expand

2010 Staffing Company Survey: How much do staffing firms typically charge for direct hire?

May 27, 2010

Typical direct hire fee charged is 20% of salary
Remarkably uniform across type of staffing firm
Notable exception: healthcare staffing firms charge less

2010 Staffing Company Survey: How often do staffing firms refuse to sign indemnification agreements?

May 26, 2010

One in four staffing firms refuse to indemnify buyers
Staffing firms in blue collar segments more reluctant
Failure to communicate: lower-level managers more willing to sign

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - May 2010

May 18, 2010

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Analysis of temp employment trends 
Updated industry forecast for 2010-2011
Latest staffing survey results
 

2010 Staffing Company Survey: How much business should you be getting from smaller companies?

May 5, 2010

Smaller client companies are big business
In industrial temp, direct hire 80%+ of clients are smaller companies
But IT firms mostly serve bigger clients

May BLS employment bulletin

May 7, 2010

April temp gain: 26,200 jobs
April nonfarm gain: 290,000 jobs
Unemployment rises to 9.86%

2010 Staffing Company Survey: Who's placing independent contractors, and how many?

May 6, 2010

44% of staffing firms place at least some independent contractors
IT staffing firms typically say 16%-20% of workers placed are IC
Most notable IC markets: government, finance, tech/telecom

2010 Staffing Company Survey: Management top priorities -- what's new in 2010

April 27, 2010

Growth top priority--more than ever
After year of playing defense in 2009...
...Firms now on offense in 2010
Biggest change: increased interest in internal staff