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

SI Report Webinar - January 2014

January 14, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Online staffing - How big is it going to get?
  • Hottest employee markets

2013 Staffing Company Survey & 2008-2012 Cumulative Index

December 18, 2013

  • Staffing firm plans for Affordable Care Act
  • What makes for an effective website?
  • Top recruiting tactics, what works--and what doesn't
  • Best and worst strategic decisions
  • 415 page report summarizes 6 years of surveys

2013 Temporary Workers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection & Cumulative Index to 2009-2012 Surveys

December 17, 2013

  • 4,700 temps from over 40 firms surveyed
  • Temp benefits, brand recognition, satisfaction
  • 161 page report accumulates all previous temp/contingent surveys

SI Report Webinar - December 2013

December 10, 2013

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  • Free pay rate sources — which is the best?
  • Can PEOs help with ACA?

The Largest Online Staffing Platforms in 2013

November 27, 2013

  • Three online staffing platforms have achieved global scope and a scale over the past several years: Elance, freelancer.com, and oDesk.
  • These three platforms continue to pursue strategies to capture more of the potential world market for bringing together remote, online freelancers (and microfirms)... More

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

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  • 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

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  • 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