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

By the Numbers: Merger & Acquisition Data Points

November 25, 2013

  • Average number of acquisitions made in the last three years as a function of firm size.
  • M&A multiples paid in 2013.
  • Most common acquisition targets.

SI Report Webinar - November 2013

November 12, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Highest bang-to-buck recruiting tactics
  • Best and worst strategic decisions

By the Numbers: IT Staffing Growing Ahead

October 29, 2013

  • How much do IT contingent buyers spend?
  • IT temp staffing growth.
  • Percent of IT staffing firms with some workers on a bench model.

SI Report Webinar - October 2013

October 8, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Staffing firm website tactics
  • ACA - Who's exempt

What Does It Take To Launch a Successful Online Staffing Business?

September 20, 2013

  • Having the rights to use/employ a functioning platform that supports the optimal buy/sell-side ecosystem is necessary
  • Entry is likely to take a couple of years and up to several million dollars
  • Developing/growing supply-demand transactions may be the most challenging, investment-intensive business... More

SI Report Webinar - August 2013

August 6, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Employment hot list
  • Market share landscape and list highlights

Online Staffing Platform Businesses ‐ 2013 and 2014 Industry Segment Forecast

September 10, 2013

  • Online Staffing market growth revised upward to 60% in 2013
  • No foreseen near‐term limits on global expansion
  • Market drivers could lead to $3B in spend in 2014

By the Numbers: The Affordable Care Act

August 22, 2013

  • Buyers’ to priorities for the CW programs for 2013.
  • The ACA’s impact on use of contingent labor, according to a survey of buyers.

“Online Staffing” Platforms: 2013 industry segment landscape

August 9, 2013

  • 67 online staffing firms listed and described
  • Four largest: oDesk, Elance, freelancer.com, Zhubajie (Pig Network)
  • How online staffing fits into human cloud space

By the Numbers

July 30, 2013

  • Primary model used to manage contingent workforce programs
  • Percent of staffing firms that offer a VMS
  • Percent of staffing firms that offer an MSP