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 Australia/NZ Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm use of outsourced services: usage rates & best practices

8 November 2015

  • Most commonly outsourced: marketing & back-office
  • Outsourcing used to supplement, not replace
  • Execs offer best advice on how to make it work

2015 Australia/NZ Staffing Company Survey: Investment plans for the next two years, and reported highest-return investments

27 October 2015

  • 56 staffing firms reveal primary planned investment
  • Top planned investments about internal staff
  • But is technology underinvested?

2015 Australia/NZ Staffing Company Survey: Initial Findings

24 October 2015

  • 56 unique staffing firms share their opinions
  • Benchmark measures, assignment lengths, RFP metrics
  • Tenure discounts, social media use
  • Operational structure, resume submittals/interviews 

2015 Staffing Company Survey: Prevalence of certifications among staffing industry executives

16 October 2015

  • Four exec certifications dominate staffing market
  • Certifications highly region-specific
  • In all regions, half or more of execs have a certification

2015 Staffing Company Survey: Perception of gender advantage/disadvantage among staffing executives

12 October 2015

  • Gender advantage/disadvantage in working world and staffing industry examined
  • Most staffing execs--both male and female--see no particular bias
  • Responses from staffing execs in North America, Europe, and Australia/NZ

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 Australia/NZ Staffing Company Survey: Insights Into Staffing Companies’ Attitudes, Practices and Strategies

26 June 2015

  • 95 Australia/NZ staffing firms surveyed
  • Metrics, best practices, plans
  • First-ever Staffing Industry Analysts survey of this market

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