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

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - March 2010

March 9, 2010

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Analysis of temp employment trends 
The impact of SUTA and FUTA increases
M&A trends in the staffing industry

2009 Buyer Survey: Trends in contingent workforce program sophistication

February 28, 2010

80% of sophisticated buyer programs use either VMS or MSP
New CW programs growing at 7% annually
Spending more time on CW no guarantee of success

2009 Buyer Survey: To what degree do buyers properly classify 1099/independent contractors?

February 18, 2010

Fewer than one in five buyers sure they are 100% compliant
A third say they "don't know" if they are
Buyers using a compliance vendor still doubtful they are compliant

2009 Buyer Survey: To what degree do buyers set assignment limits for contingent workers?

February 18, 2010

About half of buyers set CW assignment limits
Wide disparity in degree of such limits
Assignment limits same now as in 2006

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - February 2010

February 10, 2010

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Analysis of temp employment trends 
Target markets for your sales team
Overview of recent research

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: How much time do buyers spend on contingent workforce responsbilities?

January 19, 2010

CW management rapidly becoming full-time job
By $200MM spend, most are full-time
MSP users spend less time

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Does using contingent labor save money, and if so how much?

January 17, 2010

Near unanimous agreement: contingent labor saves money
Median reported savings is 9% of total expense
Use more, save more--up to a point

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: How loyal are contingent buyers to their VMS & MSP providers?

January 10, 2010

Net promoter scores for VMS, MSP moderately positive
But lower than for staffing suppliers
VMS has most detractors--34% of buyers

2009 Contingent Workers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection

January 5, 2010

Complete 105-page survey for instant download
Aggregation of all 2009 contingent survey analyses
First-ever SIA survey of contingent workers
What contingents want, why they choose contingent work
Why some choose to freelance and others temp
How they pick agencies and what they think of them
How contingents... More

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - January 2010

January 13, 2010

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Analysis of temp employment trends 
Which temp segments hot, which not
Overview of recent research