When we’re the employer of record, you’re the employer of choice.

The “war for talent” is real. And often, you can’t hire the top performers you need as full-time permanent employees. Let Aquent payroll your pre-identified candidates as our employees to help you attract and retain the strongest freelance workforce. We provide a risk-free environment to offer industry-leading benefits, which helps you stand out to the very best Talent, so you can attract and retain exactly who you need.


  • Your talent

    Enlist skilled Talent in situations where a full-time permanent hire is not the right fit (e.g. headcount restrictions, variable work pipeline, short-term projects).

  • Our Talent care

    Offer Talent our award-winning customer service and complete HR support — from onboarding to benefits, to ongoing employee relations and professional development.

  • Pilot or scale up

    Implement for a single employee, a team, or across your entire organisation.

  • Mitigate your risk

    Employ your talent under a compliant engagement structure to mitigate your risk against co-employment, casual loading leave entitlements and permanent hiring obligations.

  • Work Health & Safety

    As a provider of Talent, we understand the importance of working with all stakeholders to achieve our safety objectives. We are committed to continual improvement of safety performance and the elimination of workplace injury and illness.

  • Secure your creative

    If clients need Aquent to supply equipment for talent we are payrolling, we ensure your creative deliverables are always protected with Aquent Secure Creative, our SOC 2® Type 2 environment.

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  • Quick onboarding

    Put Talent to work quickly with our fast, seamless verification and background screening process. When you have the Talent, we’re ready to hire them.

  • Positive offboarding

    Our offboarding process ensures that as contracts end and the talent leaves your business, they remain a positive influence for your company.

  • Reporting

    Your online MyAquent Client portal means you can instantly access the information and reporting you need at any time.

Here’s how it works.

Recruit talent any way you like

Use any recruiting method—pre-identified candidates, direct sourcing, referrals, alumni, retirees, interns, etc.

Employ talent through us

We become the employer of record, offering premium employee benefits, ongoing training, and exceptional talent care.

Onboard quickly and easily

Dedicated Onboarding Specialists complete hiring requirements, customised onboarding, and orientation to start talent within three days.

Measure success and optimise

We frequently assess assignments, engagement and retention, redeployment, and KPIs, innovating the program to achieve the best results.