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

2014 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 - 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

2014 Staffing Company Survey: How often do temporary workers quit an assignment early? How often are they dismissed for poor performance?

November 14, 2014

  • Median quit rate: 5%
  • Median early termination rate: 4%
  • Rates vary markedly by skill segment

SI Report Webinar - December 2014

December 9, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Industry market sizes analysis
  • Approximately 1 hour

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm management rates of compensation

November 6, 2014

  • 250 Staffing execs reported total comp
  • Benchmark comp calculated for CEO, CFO, COO, Sales positions
  • Comp trending up for most, but not for sales