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. 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.

For full-service payrolling needs, we can also offer Agent of Record Services for Independent Contractors (ICs) and Corp to Corp Services for Subcontractors.

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

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, customized onboarding, and W-2 orientation to start talent within three days.

Measure success and optimize

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

Why Aquent Employer of Record?

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 across North America and in 165+ countries worldwide.

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.

Diversity demographics

We can give you visibility into the diversity of your non-employee workforce by collecting and reporting demographic data across many dimensions. Since early 2021, almost 90% of new talent have voluntarily provided this information during the application process.

Unparalleled, customizable coverage

Our benefits include 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.

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.

Client Successes

Case Study

AON relies on Aquent RoboHead to help communicate critical information to clients and investors.

Client Success

Global risk management firm, AON, has revenues of more than $10 billion a year and 50,000 employees around the world. They use Aquent RoboHead project management software to coordinate communications with clients, investors, and the general public.

Case Study

We did so well building in-house teams, Apple gave us an office too.

Client Success

Apple’s Beats by Dre invited us onsite to provide highly skilled talent; we delivered savings of over $15M per year. We now provide in-house talent to four Apple departments, increasing their on-demand talent pool by 300% with significant cost savings.

Case Study

Aquent Scout helps Ball Aerospace keep its contingent workforce flying high.

Client Success

Ball Aerospace turned to Aquent Scout to fill several highly specialized contract engineering roles. We seamlessly connected to their human capital management programs and tapped into a universe of talent, so all systems are go!

Case Study

Aquent Employer of Record is a #1 hit at Beats by Dre.

Client Success

Beats by Dre is driven by new product launches. As their employer of record, our talent power those launches by creating dynamic marketing (advertising, social, video, motion graphics) and by designing packaging for new Beats by Dre products.

Case Study

Bridgestone relies on Aquent Scout to help keep its supply chain rolling along.

Client Success

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire manufacturer, turned to Aquent Scout to help staff their new Nashville headquarters and fill the critical engineering, technician, and skilled-trade roles that keep their supply chain (and our cars) driving forward.

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