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 Worker Survey: Why do workers go contingent (either agency temp or freelance)?

December 20, 2009

Temps want income, permanent work
Freelancers want income, flexibility, independence
Professionals more likely to choose it as lifestyle

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: How to find (and keep happy) freelancers & independent contractors

December 18, 2009

Word of mouth top way to find freelance work
What freelancers want most: money
Also: good fit, flexible schedule, communication

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Do temporary workers sourced in some ways perform better than others?

December 17, 2009

Good agency reputation brings in best-performing temps
Temps from job fairs also outperform
Worst: Temps referred by employers they inquired at

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Which temps work for which type of agency?

December 15, 2009

Temps evenly split between big agencies and small
But w/in skills, temps cluster by type of agency
Just five agencies account for 1/3 of high-end temps

2009 Staffing company survey: To what degree do staffing firms use separate staff and offices for direct hire?

December 12, 2009

68% of staffing firms use same staff, offices
But use of sep staff grows with direct hire business
Few use separate offices

2009 Staffing company survey: How do staffing firms determine temporary worker wages?

December 12, 2009

Firms mostly use own historical wage data
Many report wages "dictated by buyers"
Others back into wages based on markup

Staffing Industry Trends and Outlook Webinar - December 2009

December 9, 2009

An exclusive event for Corporate Members
Video overview of staffing and employment trends
Contingent buyer survey results reviewed
 

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyer satisfaction with contingent labor and contingent staffing suppliers

December 5, 2009

Buyers more satisifed than ever
Bias against contingent labor disappearing
Industry gets net promoter score of 13%

Employment Bulletin Live! December 2009

December 4, 2009

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Employment trends by sector  
Which temp segments hot, which not

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