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Aquent Employer of Record

We care for your payrolled talent like you care for your employees.

Our Employer of Record Service provides a premium talent experience to help you attract and retain the strongest freelance workforce. Let Aquent payroll your pre-identified candidates as our employees — risk-free. Managing the employment relationship end-to-end, we streamline and simplify the process for both clients and talent, including onboarding, payroll and benefits, making sure talent are satisfied and supported — mitigating co-employment risk, and handling all compliance and record-keeping responsibilities.

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

Benefits of Employer of Record

  • Self-source your contingent talent without needing to employ them directly.
  • Re-engage talent you've worked with before (past contractors, alumni, etc.) without the commitment of added headcount.
  • Seamlessly onboard, employ, and offboard larger groups of talent for surge needs.
  • Mitigate risks that come along with using contractors for your temporary talent needs.

Here's how it works.

Recruit talent any way you like Recruit talent any way you like

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

Employ talent through us Employ talent through us

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

Onboard quickly and easily Onboard quickly and easily

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

Measure success and optimise Measure success and optimise

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

Why Aquent Employer of Record?

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.

Global capabilities

Geography is not a barrier, no matter where your talent are located. Through our network of global offices and alliances, we can employ talent in 165+ countries worldwide.

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.


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