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

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

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - April 2010

April 6, 2010

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Analysis of temp employment trends 
Five key markets in need of temp labor
Top marketing tactics, and what they have in common

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - March 2010

March 9, 2010

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Analysis of temp employment trends 
The impact of SUTA and FUTA increases
M&A trends in the staffing industry

2009 Buyer Survey: Trends in contingent workforce program sophistication

February 28, 2010

80% of sophisticated buyer programs use either VMS or MSP
New CW programs growing at 7% annually
Spending more time on CW no guarantee of success

2009 Buyer Survey: To what degree do buyers properly classify 1099/independent contractors?

February 18, 2010

Fewer than one in five buyers sure they are 100% compliant
A third say they "don't know" if they are
Buyers using a compliance vendor still doubtful they are compliant

2009 Buyer Survey: To what degree do buyers set assignment limits for contingent workers?

February 18, 2010

About half of buyers set CW assignment limits
Wide disparity in degree of such limits
Assignment limits same now as in 2006

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - February 2010

February 10, 2010

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Analysis of temp employment trends 
Target markets for your sales team
Overview of recent research

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: How much time do buyers spend on contingent workforce responsbilities?

January 19, 2010

CW management rapidly becoming full-time job
By $200MM spend, most are full-time
MSP users spend less time

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Does using contingent labor save money, and if so how much?

January 17, 2010

Near unanimous agreement: contingent labor saves money
Median reported savings is 9% of total expense
Use more, save more--up to a point