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 Internal Staff Survey 2019: What can management do to help staff develop professionally?

March 15, 2019

  • Nine thousand internal staff reveal what helps them grow professionally
  • Top: New responsibilities, job challenges, training, coaching
  • Needed: Clearer career paths, more promotion opportunities

North America Internal Staff Survey 2019: Which routine tasks should be automated or outsourced?

March 7, 2019

  • 10,000 internal staff recommend tasks for automation and outsourcing
  • Top twelve most commonly suggested tasks identified
  • Ideas cover all areas of staffing firm operations

North America Internal Staff Survey 2019: Vendors most frequently recommended by internal staff

March 5, 2019

  • Over 8,000 internal staff recommend a vendor
  • 11 vendors frequently mentioned
  • LinkedIn most popular vendor by far

North America Internal Staff Survey 2019: Do you currently work at home to any degree, and how important is it to you?

March 4, 2019

  • Nearly 17,000 internal staff surveyed
  • 29% work from home to some degree
  • Option to work from home important to employee satisfaction

North America Temporary Worker Survey 2019: Initial Findings

February 20, 2019

  • Survey questions and summary statistics
  • 5,777 temporary worker respondents from 45 staffing firms surveyed
  • SIA's 8th annual temporary worker survey

North America Internal Staff Survey 2019: Initial Findings

January 31, 2019

  • Survey questions and summary statistics
  • 16,867 internal staff respondents from 228 staffing firms surveyed
  • SIA's 7th annual internal staff survey

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - January 2019

January 9, 2018

  • Watch the full, one-hour webinar on demand (available to corporate members only)
  • IT staffing in the healthcare sector
  • Online job advertising landscape, and much more

Selling Your Staffing Firm: M&A Advisors, Valuations, List of Acquirers & Contact Information

December 13, 2018

  • How staffing firm valuations are determined
  • Sales alternatives for owners
  • M&A advisors -- do you need one?
  • List of 100+ acquirers, with contact information

North America Staffing Company Survey 2018: Full Report

November 27, 2018

  • Operational ratios, benchmarks, & best practices
  • 439 staffing firm executives surveyed
  • 478 page report summarizes 10 years of surveys

North America Staffing Company Survey 2018: Staffing firm predictions and expectations

November 19, 2018

  • Talent shortage expected to moderate over next ten years
  • Automation of jobs to challenge industry growth
  • Recruiter productivity expected to double