Turn untapped resources into a steady stream of talent.

Our Direct Sourcing Solution makes your existing recruiting channels work harder to help you win in today’s hyper-competitive talent market. Drawing from these channels, we develop carefully curated, on-demand talent pools with exactly the skills you need. Then we provide an exceptional talent experience through a dedicated team of Onboarding Specialists and Talent Care Partners. All integrated seamlessly into your process, partners, and HR platforms—and perfectly customized for your business.

Benefits of Direct Sourcing

  • Use your employer brand to attract new candidates.
  • Discover untapped resources from existing recruiting channels in a simple and streamlined way.
  • Increase agility to quickly bring in talent with specific skillsets.
  • Develop a robust pipeline for current and future openings.

Here’s how it works.

Leverage your existing talent channels

We build a database from talent already in your systems—candidates for perm roles, previous temp candidates, silver medalists, alumni, retirees, interns, etc.

Tap into our talent network when you need it

When those channels aren’t enough, we source and recruit additional talent to meet your forecasted needs.

Curate your talent pools

Curation Specialists qualify and segment direct-sourced and Aquent-sourced candidates into high-quality, highly-responsive talent pools.

Nurture candidates

To maximize the results of the program, we continually nurture active and passive candidates to keep them engaged, promote new opportunities, and seek out referrals.

Seamlessly hire and employ talent

Since we’re the employer of record, we provide talent with customized onboarding and orientation, premium employee benefits, ongoing training, and exceptional talent care.

Measure success and optimize

We focus on continuous improvement by meeting and exceeding defined SLAs, optimizing program metrics, reporting on talent diversity data, and demonstrating program ROI.


Why partner with Aquent?

Flexible technology solutions

Our solution adapts to your needs. Use our proprietary platform, your HRIS / ATS / VMS, or a third-party direct sourcing tool—we integrate with them all. If you shift to another technology, our program shifts with you.

Decades of expertise and innovation

For 35 years, the world's top companies have trusted us to support their most important business initiatives. Today, we partner with close to two-thirds of the Fortune 500 and more than 90% of the Fortune 100 across nearly every industry, providing innovative workforce solutions, talent, and technology.

Exceptional talent care

Talent are paired with a dedicated Talent Care Partner who provides support throughout their engagement with regular performance feedback, career coaching, access to skills training, and more.

Minority-owned supplier

We’re a Certified Minority Owned Business (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). In fact, we’re the largest staffing MBE in the U.S. and hold an elite Corporate Plus designation achieved by only 1% of certified MBEs.

Unparalleled, customizable benefits

We offer three employer-subsidized major medical plans, employer-subsidized dental, paid sick leave in all 50 states and Canada, a retirement plan with employer match, four flexible spending accounts, and much more.

Highly-specialized curators

Our Curation Specialists are seasoned recruiters who have deep expertise in specific segments. They understand your industry, your brand, and the impact each role has on your business.

2022 salary guide

Salary insights from the inside.

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