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

2015 Staffing Company Survey: Concerns about current and upcoming legislation

5 October 2015

  • 305 staffing firms identify regulatory concerns
  • 17 top concerns listed, by region
  • Firms in North America, Europe, and Australia/NZ included

2014 Europe Staffing Company Survey & 2013 Cumulative Index

21 May 2015

  • Most effective marketing & sales tactics for staffing firms
  • Metrics: time-to-fill, order fill rates, quit rates, early termination rates
  • Long-term plans for service models
  • 100 page report summarizes 2 years of surveys

2014 Europe Contingent Buyers Survey Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection & Cumulative Index to 2013 Survey

31 December 2014

  • Accumulation and synthesis of all SIA contingent buyer surveys, 2013-2014
  • Contingent usage rates, plans, management strategies, metrics, best practices
  • 87 page Special Report

2014 Europe Contingent Buyers Survey: After a temp ends an assignment, how long must you wait before hiring them directly (without fees)?

18 December 2014

  • Buyers asked typical wait-to-hire times, post temp assignment
  • Median answer: 3 months
  • 34% have no wait to hire at all

2014 Global Contingent Buyers Survey: How sophisticated are contingent workforce programmes?

18 December 2014

  • Buyers asked to rate CW program on 4 measures
  • Bigger programs typically more advanced
  • Several management strategies correlated with sophistication

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Most frequently recommended vendors

26 November 2014

  • Staffing firms were asked to recommend their top two favorite vendors, and to explain their selection
  • Four vendors received 20 or more recommendations, 25 additional received at least three 
  • Job boards and front office solutions platforms topped the list

By the Numbers: IT Staffing

21 November 2014

  • Largest IT staffing markets
  • How much is a typical IT gross margin for staffing?
  • The size of the US temporary IT staffing market

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Concerns About Current and Upcoming Legislation

31 October 2014

  • 210 staffing firms reveal laws that concern them most
  • 19 legal or regulatory concerns cited
  • Regions covered: U.S., Europe, Australia/NZ

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing Networking Groups

30 October 2014

  • 21 networks and associations identified
  • Report covers U.S., Europe and Australia/NZ
  • Most commonly mentioned: ASA, APSCO, RSCA

By the Numbers: Healthcare Landscape

22 August 2014

  • Fastest-growing healthcare staffing & talent engagement firms.
  • 10 largest state healthcare staffing markets.
  • U.S. healthcare staffing market size.