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

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Temporary worker demographics by occupation: gender, age, years as temp, number of assignments

August 3, 2015

  • Gender/age demographics parallel those of full time jobs
  • Typical temp career is 2-4 years
  • But in most occupations a quarter have been temping for 8+ years

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Temporary worker hourly pay and assignment length

July 30, 2015

  • 6,000 temp workers reveal pay and assignment lengths
  • Full distribution of pay and assignment lengths by occupation
  • In most occupations, a quarter of temps work 52+ weeks

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Which types of work will you do more of, and which less of, over the next ten years?

July 23, 2015

  • 6,000 temps surveyed about 10-year work plans
  • Overwhelmingly, temping is just temporary; most plan to go full-time
  • But older workers, higher-paid, more open to future temping

SI Report Webinar - July 2015

July 14, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • The highest U.S. employment growth sectors
  • Approximately 1 hour

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: How can staffing firms improve the popular image of the staffing industry and of temporary work?

July 7, 2015

  • 2,000 temps offer ideas on promoting industry
  • Temps say advertise temp--to-perm success, stats
  • Take a bigger role in temp careers, offer training, advice

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: By what communication methods do temporary workers prefer to hear about new job opportunities?

July 1, 2015

  • Temps prefer to hear about jobs by email and phone
  • Texting jobs relatively unpopular even with young people
  • Only 1% want to hear about jobs via social media

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: To what degree did your staffing agency coach you regarding the interviewing process and hiring company culture?

June 30, 2015

  • About half of temporary workers say more should be done to prep temps
  • Coaching/preparation key to temp satisfaction
  • Most in need of improvement: communication about assignment details

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: What criteria are most important to temporary workers in choosing their staffing agency?

June 19, 2015

  • Temps asked top staffing firm selection criteria
  • Pay, assignment availability top the list
  • But trustworthiness also ranks high

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Fee-based services of interest to temporary workers

June 17, 2015

  • 29% of temps cited at least one service they would buy
  • Practical, effective job-enhancing help a priority
  • Training/education most common response

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Are temporary workers turning to online staffing services for employment?

June 3, 2015

  • Majority of traditional temps not aware of online staffing
  • But among those familiar, 38% are using it
  • Higher paid/older temps more likely to be familiar with it