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 Staffing Company Survey: Most frequently recommended vendors

November 26, 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

November 21, 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: How often do temporary workers quit an assignment early? How often are they dismissed for poor performance?

November 14, 2014

  • Median quit rate: 5%
  • Median early termination rate: 4%
  • Rates vary markedly by skill segment

SI Report Webinar - November 2014

November 11, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Staffing firm 10-year revenue plans
  • Pay-rate rangefinder tool
  • Approximately 1 hour

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm management rates of compensation

November 6, 2014

  • 250 Staffing execs reported total comp
  • Benchmark comp calculated for CEO, CFO, COO, Sales positions
  • Comp trending up for most, but not for sales

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Concerns About Current and Upcoming Legislation

October 31, 2014

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

SI Report Webinar - October 2014

October 14, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • ACA plans and insurance rates
  • Acquisition valuation ratios
  • Approximately 1 hour

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Most effective marketing & sales tactics for staffing firms

October 9, 2014

  • Six out of eight top marketing tactics are internet related
  • Preferred tactics vary by firm size
  • Top revenue generators: company web site, existing account penetration

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Reported M&A multiples and activity

October 6, 2014

  • Median multiples paid for acquisitions in 2014 were 0.6x revenue, and 3.5x EBITDA
  • These values were roughly consistent with those reported in previous years
  • About 500 acquisitions occur in the temporary staffing industry annually

2014 Temporary Workers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection & Cumulative Index to 2009-2013 Surveys

October 1, 2014

  • 7,000 temps from 110 firms surveyed
  • Temp medical insurance, satisfaction, referral bonuses
  • 143 page report accumulates all previous temp/contingent surveys