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

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: What do temporary workers prefer to be called?

June 1, 2015

  • Only 16% of temporary workers want to be called temps
  • Preferred job designation varies by wage
  • Term most widely accepted: "contractor"

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Current and planned participation in government healthcare exchanges

May 26, 2015

  • Thirty-eight percent of temps say they have signed up
  • Higher than temps projected previously
  • Heaviest users: lowest-paid, youngest and oldest

2014 North America Staffing Company Survey & 2008-2013 Cumulative Index

April 18, 2015

  • Staffing firm plans for Affordable Care Act
  • Most effective marketing & sales tactics for staffing firms
  • Metrics: time-to-fill, order fill rates, quit rates, early termination rates
  • Medical and non-medical benefits offered to temps
  • 403 page report summarizes 7 years of surveys

SI Report Webinar - May 2015

May 12, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • 12 underappreciated business opportunities
  • Approximately 1 hour

SI Report Webinar - January 2015

January 13, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • New interactive occupational evaluator tool
  • Approximately 1 hour

2014 North America Contingent Buyers Survey & Cumulative Index to 2006-2013 Surveys

December 30, 2014

  • Accumulation and synthesis of all SIA contingent buyer surveys, 2006-2014
  • Contingent usage rates, plans, management strategies, metrics, best practices
  • 385 page Special Report

2014 Global Contingent Buyers Survey: How sophisticated are contingent workforce programs?

December 18, 2014

  • Buyers asked to rate CW program on 4 measures
  • Bigger programs typically more advanced
  • Several management strategies correlated with sophistication

SI Report Webinar - November 2014

November 11, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Staffing firm 10-year revenue plans
  • Pay-rate rangefinder tool
  • Approximately 1 hour

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Temporary staffing market sizes by customer sector/industry

December 2, 2014

  • Manufacturing top market: $24 billion in temp spend
  • 14 industry markets sized by temp spend
  • Top markets stable over time

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Most frequently recommended vendors

November 26, 2014

  • Staffing firms were asked to recommend their top two favorite vendors, and to explain their selection
  • Four vendors received 20 or more recommendations, 25 additional received at least three 
  • Job boards and front office solutions platforms topped the list