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: How happy are temporary workers with their staffing agencies?

August 24, 2015

  • Over 6,000 temps rate their staffing agency
  • Agencies get high marks for 4th year in a row
  • Agencies that are seen as polite and trustworthy outperform

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: When looking for work, which job board or social networking site do you use the most?

August 6, 2015

  • Six job boards, social media sites, most used
  • Job boards vary in use by temp pay, age, occupation
  • Healthcare temps unusual in heavy use of agency boards

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 - August 2015

August 11, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Geographic Opportunities Atlas tool demo
  • 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