Jon Osborne

VP, Strategic Research

Jon Osborne

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

By the Numbers

March 31, 2011

  • What Are Staffing Firms’ Top Markets?
  • What Percentage of Buyers Are Expanding Use of WMBE Suppliers?
  • There’s an Employment Boom in this Segment.

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - March 2011

March 16, 2011

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Analysis of temporary employment trends 
New! Internal staff compensation estimator  

By the Numbers

March 16, 2011

  • What kinds of medical insurance do staffing firms offer temps?
  • What occupations are most highly penetrated by temps?
  • What is the percent of buyers willing to try a new staffing supplier?

By the Numbers

March 14, 2011

  • The trend in U.S. private sector job openings vs. layoffs looking increasingly positive.
  • 41 percent of staffing firms say their temp pay rates are "mostly dictated by staffing buyers."
  • 72 percent of temps have returned to the same agency for another assignment.

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - November 2010

November 9, 2010

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Analysis of temp employment trends
Staffing research roundup, legal/legislative update

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - December 2010

December 7, 2010

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Analysis of temp employment trends
2011-2012 forecast of U.S. staffing industry

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - January 2011

January 11, 2011

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Analysis of temp employment trends
First glimpse of 2010 Buyer Survey results

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyer interest in women & minority-owned (WMBE) staffing suppliers

February 3, 2011

  • WMBE certification an advantage with half of contingent buyers
  • Large buyer companies especially interested
  • Least interested in WMBE: buyers in manufacturing/logistics

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers’ advice to MSPs

December 10, 2010

  • 217 buyers queried on what they want from MSPs
  • Buyer responses distilled to nine key themes
  • #1: Be a strategic partner

Staffing Industry Report - October 2010

October 12, 2010

The following replay includes reports on: U.S. employment trends Staffing revenue growth by sector and segment Survey data revealing what profitable firms do differently.

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Analysis of temp employment trends.
What gives profitable staffing firms the edge.