2022

State of SaaS

Talent Market:

New york city OpenView From Line

In the most competitive hiring market we’ve ever seen, how can you hire, engage, and grow the best talent and people in your organization?

Authors: Steve Melia, Maggie Crean
Analysis by: Curt Townshend

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2x

increase in time
to hire.


PLAN AHEAD

 

92%

see an increase in compensation expectations.


WHAT TO DO

 

87%

fully or partially
remote
post-pandemic.


HOW TO CHOOSE

Who did we survey?

Almost 100 participants across executives hiring for their companies in B2B SaaS and executive candidates that recently joined SaaS businesses on all things hiring, trends, and building great companies in 2022.

Steve Melia-1

Steve Melia Waving hand
Partner at OpenView

 

Maggie Crean-1

Maggie CreanWaving hand
Talent Manager at OpenView

 

Curt Townshend - 2

Curt TownshendWaving hand
Senior Director, Growth at OpenView

 

 

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Plan for an extended timelineCalendar

Plan your goals for a much longer hiring process:

  • Relying on external recruiting teams to source talent have seen this metric literally double

  • Managing the search internally, from 76-day process to 93 days in 2022

 

OpenView 2022 State of SaaS Talent Report_Days to Hire Chart

A buyer’s market Money mouth face $

Candidates are overwhelmed by choice:

  • Average candidate interviews with 8 different companies

  • 44% of respondents interviewed with 11+ companies
NYC stats

Win them over Handshake

How to combat candidates’ concerns in the hiring process:

  • Align your interview team around goals for the role

  • NDA’s are being signed earlier to share company data

  • Build a sell deck in advance
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