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

2009 Largest U.S. PEOs list

November 30, 2009

22 PEOs report net revenue of greater than $25MM
Déjà vu: Bigger PEOs grow again, smaller PEOs shrink
BLS reports sector job losses diminishing in 2009

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Primary contingent workforce management models--who's using what, and why

November 21, 2009

Roughly half of buyers primarily use MSP
As CW spend increases primary model choice evolves:
Go-it-alone/master supplier-> MSP-> VMS

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Who's hiring new suppliers, and who's consolidating existing ones?

November 18, 2009

21% of buyers trying new suppliers
57% consolidating suppliers
Large companies, VMS-users consolidating most

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Use of offshore outsourcing

November 17, 2009

38% of buyers use offshoring
Larger companies use it more
Using it most: buyers in finance/ins

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Use of vendors for independent contractor screening & compliance

November 17, 2009

37% of buyers use ic screening vendors
Interest increasing
Vendor use varies by industry, skill purchased

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Trends in HRO and RPO usage

November 15, 2009

14% of buyers use HRO, growth flat
17% of buyers use RPO, some growth
Large company buyers more interested

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyer interest in women & minority-owned (WMBE) staffing firms

November 14, 2009

Most buyers increasing use of WMBE suppliers
Big companies particularly positive
Interest varies markedly by buyer industry

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Which types of buyers use (or plan to use) VMS & MSP?

November 14, 2009

Bigger companies heavier VMS & MSP users
Techy buyers, multinationals also high
VMS expansion plans more common than MSP

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Staffing supplier management strategies, current and planned within two years

November 14, 2009

Big changes coming in CW management
VMS use projected at 81% by 2011
SOW to be part of CW program
Buyer CW programs to go global

2009 Buyer Survey: Which incentives/discounts do buyers most commonly receive from suppliers/MSPs?

November 12, 2009

Conversion, volume discounts most common
Consistent across industries, company sizes
Bigger buyers get more discounts