Anchor Planning Group's New White Paper Helps Organizations Navigate the Current Hiring Waters

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., June 28, 2011—Anchor Planning Group provides insight into the current recruitment climate and the importance of organizations to stay competitive. The new white paper, “Hiring Today: The State of the Recruitment Industry and What it Means for Your Organization,” is available at

The white paper, available today, discusses how factors such as the current job market, the increased emphasis on the value of talent, advances in technology and other changes contribute to how organizations find and hire their talent. These factors also affect how recruiting firms work and suggest that a new pricing model is in order.

With the economy slowly improving, Anchor Planning Group and other industry experts recommend that organizations stock their talent pools now. Failure to understand and respond to the current hiring climate could leave companies scrambling to find the employees they need—resulting in diminished productivity, reduced profit and loss of market share.

However, the white paper reveals, building bench strength in an over-saturated job market is harder than logic would suggest. Many candidates lack the skill sets open positions require; organizations are finding it particularly difficult to fill their key positions. Recruiting firms can be valuable partners in these instances. The ease of access to candidate information has reduced costs for recruiters—which is not currently reflected in most recruiting firm pricing models. The paper outlines how a confluence of factors points to flat-fee recruiting as a model worth considering.

“As the hiring outlook slowly improves, recruiting firms can quickly identify the top talent companies are having a hard time finding,” said Jeffrey A. Wade, president of Anchor Planning Group. “At this point in the industry, the flat-fee recruiting model, which has been an `optional’ pricing strategy for years, begins to make a lot of sense. It is a powerful reminder to employers that forward-thinking firms are dedicated to adding value to their clients’ human capital investment.”

“Hiring Today: The State of the Recruitment Industry and What it Means for Your Organization” is available for complimentary download at

About Anchor Planning Group
Anchor Planning Group is an executive search and human resources consultancy offering a unique flat-fee pricing model. Challenging the status quo with their model, the firm offers 360 reference checks, in-depth assessments and a one-year guarantee on all placements. With decades of combined HR experience, Anchor is committed to diversity and to using the latest technology to source and place talent. For more information, visit

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