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

North America Staffing Company Survey 2019: Bonuses for temporary worker and direct hire referrals

October 8, 2019

  • Majority of staffing firms offer temp and direct hire referral bonuses
  • Preferred bonus size varies by skill segment
  • Referral bonuses cited among highest-return tactics

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - September 2019

September 18, 2019

  • Watch the full, one-hour webinar on demand (available to corporate members only)
  • US Staffing Industry Forecast
  • Gig Economy and Human Cloud Landscaoe

North America Staffing Company Survey 2019: Highest bang-to-buck temporary and direct hire recruiting tactics

September 6, 2019

  • Top temp tactic: recruiting from existing candidate database
  • Top direct hire tactic: LinkedIn
  • What's changed: Referral bonuses up sharply in popularity

North America Staffing Company Survey 2019: Initial Findings

September 6, 2019

  • 441 North American staffing companies surveyed
  • Includes: client contract terms, participation in human cloud,technology
  • priorities and investments, referral bonuses, and much more

North America Temporary Worker Survey 2019: Full Report

August 16, 2019

  • Over 5,000 temps from 45 firms surveyed
  • Temp preferred job sites, use of human cloud work
  • Long-term work plans, brand recognition, recruiter preferences
  • 206 page report accumulates all previous temp surveys

North America Temporary Worker Survey 2019: Importance of in-house recruiters and what recruiters could do better

August 12, 2019

  • Temps split on whether recruiters need to be in-house
  • Five things recruiters could do better
  • Nearly 5,000 temps surveyed

North America Temporary Worker Survey 2019: Which job board or social networking sites do you use the most?

July 31, 2019

  • Most popular: Indeed, LinkedIn, Staffing agency online listings
  • Popularity varied by age, pay, and occupation
  • 5,000 temporary workers surveyed

North America Temporary Worker Survey 2019: Temporary workers plans and preferences for types of work

July 24, 2019

  • Over 4,000 temps asked about work plans and preferences
  • Most prefer full-time work and plan to do more of it
  • Main reason for temping is as a bridge to full-time work

North America Temporary Worker Survey 2019: Are temporary workers turning to human cloud services for employment?

July 14, 2019

  • Nearly 5,000 temporary workers surveyed
  • Temps mostly either not aware or not interested in human cloud
  • But 8.3% earning at least some income from it currently

North America Temporary Worker Survey 2019: To what degree do temporary workers recognize staffing firm brands?

June 11, 2019

  • IT, healthcare, and office/clerical temps queried on brands
  • Temps typically recognized brands two-thirds of the time
  • Results consistent with 2016 brand study