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

2014 Asia/Pacific Contingent Buyers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection

13 February 2015

  • First-ever SIA contingent buyer survey for Asia/Pacific
  • Contingent usage rates, plans, management strategies, metrics, best practices
  • 62 page Special Report

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 Australia/NZ Staffing Company Survey: Initial Findings

12 December 2014

  • 95 Australia/NZ staffing firms share their opinions
  • First-ever Staffing Industry Analysts' AUS/NZ staffing firm survey
  • Benchmark measures, top priorities and 10-year plans
  • Management compensation, top marketing and sales tactics

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

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: MSP and RPO

19 May 2014

  • MSP use among core staffing buyers.
  • Staffing firms offering MSP vs. staffing firms offering RPO.
  • RPO use among core staffing buyers

By the Numbers: Mergers & Acquisitions

25 April 2014

  • Who advised staffing firms on their acquisitions?
  • How satisfied are staffing firms on the performance of the acquired company?
  • Noteworthy acquisitions in 2013 and Q1 2014.

By the Numbers: Worker Satisfaction

13 March 2014

  • Why did internal staffing firm workers leave their last job?
  • Top ways to make internal workers happier without raising pay
  • How likely is it for a temporary worker to recommend his or her staffing firm?

By the Numbers: A Brave New World

27 February 2014

  • Global online staffing estimated revenue 2012-2014
  • Percent of larger buyers that use VMS
  • The grade staffing buyers gave staffing firms