Market Observations

Q1 2019

We speak daily with high tech software companies and candidates in the greater Boston area and people frequently ask for our observations regarding current job market conditions and hiring practices.  Each quarter, we compile our observations from these conversations and make them available to our network. Please note, these are not predictions or based on any numerical data.

We accepted a broad range of marketing assignments in Product Management, Product Marketing, Demand Generation, Marketing Programs as well as Communications at both the Manager and Director levels. 

We continue to attract the attention of off shore companies, working to grow and advance their business in the active US market, looking for local Boston talent. We’ve had assignments with companies in Germany, The Netherlands, Australia and Switzerland. In most cases, these companies are locating their offices in the downtown Boston or Cambridge.

Our US clients are engaging us much sooner in the recruiting process.  They may recruit on their own a few weeks vs. a few months before asking for our help. The demand for top talent is intense.  Although, there are numerous recruiting tools and social media techniques available nowadays, companies are struggling to find qualified candidates at all levels. 

Who's Hiring?

WoodlynPartners had activity in the following technology areas last year:

  • Enterprise Intelligence Platform
  • Relationship Commerce Cloud Solution
  • Sales Enablement Solution
  • Insurtech Software Solutions
  • Smart Digital Preservation Technology
  • Human Resource Software Solutions
  • Content Management Systems
  • Reliability Management Platform
  • Compensation Data Management Tools

In Summary

As we close out the 1st quarter of the year, several clients have engaged WoodlynPartners to begin a recruiting effort for key marketing roles. The urgency to fill these positions in the second quarter is high as they rev up their efforts to drive revenue and meet their overall 2019 business goals.

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