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 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

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: How much does VMS really save?

November 11, 2009

VMS users report median savings of 10%
Others say it saves time
Non-users underestimate savings by half

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Who buys what

November 2, 2009

If buyers buy segment x, what else do they buy?
Top markets by skill segment
Office/clerical buyers use more non-agency contingents

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Are contingent workers really first hired, first fired?

November 2, 2009

Yes, contingents are first hired, first fired
But less so when it comes to hiring than firing
Top: 65% in manufacturing hire contingents first

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: What workers love--and what they hate--about contingent work

October 12, 2009

Workers like flexibility, independence of contingent work
Possibility jobs will lead to permanent work also a plus
But also feel under-compensated, unappreciated

2009 Contingent Worker Survey - Staffing firm brand recognition (and lack therof)

October 16, 2009

Workers very familiar with Kelly Services and Manpower brands
But other staffing firm brand recognition spotty
Many workers cite top staffing brands as "fictional"

Economic indicators update

October 14, 2009

ECRI index very bullish
Both ISM indices now expansionary
But unemployment claims remain elevated