Find the best talent match for your team.

Long-term success requires strategic hires. Aquent’s direct hire recruiting service is our highly personalized solution matching talent to your needs. Our consultants develop an in-depth understanding of the role, key performance milestones, and the business impact to find you the perfectly calibrated candidate.


  • Consultative approach

    Assign a dedicated direct hire consultant to provide focused, highly personalized recruiting.

  • Targeted strategy

    Understand client’s marketing and business objectives, collaborating on a plan for growth.

  • Highly personalized

    Carry out an in-depth intake covering business goals, the role, and culture to craft a comprehensive, nuanced search brief to target and engage top talent.

  • Efficient process

    Lead an extensive candidate search and vetting operation, curating only the top 3-5 candidates for consideration to ensure the best use of time.

  • Meet candidates

    Coordinate a half-day, in-person interview session with all candidates, for easy candidate comparison.

  • Extensive analysis

    Help compare and contrast candidates to find the best hire.

  • Optimized growth

    Conduct post-placement check-ins with hiring managers and talent, enabling long-term success.

Our work is bigger than us.

Case Study

When consulting giant McKinsey needs talent they consult with us.

Client Success

McKinsey is a firm that breeds excellence, and sees Aquent as a partner that understands their culture and goals. For 10+ years we’ve helped them hire high-caliber employees—UX talent, product designers, user researchers, writers, and content managers.

Case Study

We helped oilfield services giant Schlumberger find a precious resource, their talent.

Client Success

With a mandate to include UX from day zero on all tech projects, Schlumberger turned to Aquent to hire UX researchers, UX designers, design thinkers, and tech writers to help create more effective project scoping, development, and tracking.

Case Study

Macy’s, a favorite of our great, great grandmothers, had to win the digital age.

Client Success

No great shock that a retailer founded in 1858 was losing to ecommerce. The mandate: transform, create omnichannel experiences, and ensure great CX at every touchpoint. Aquent helped hire UX team leaders who were up to the challenge, building consensus and confidence.

Case Study

When LMC Automotive needed more forecasting horsepower, we delivered.

Client Success

LMC Automotive relies on highly-skilled automotive analytics and forecasting talent. And they depend on Aquent’s insider knowledge of the automotive industry to recruit this specialized talent. Aquent recruits make up 30% of LMC’s Michigan staff.

Case Study

Revlon makes beauty products. Our talent helps make their communications beautiful.

Client Success

In just 9 months, we recruited 12 permanent employees for Revlon. Positions included a Community Manager for the Almay brand, a Sr. Manager for PR and Influencer Marketing, and the Sr. Global Marketing Manager behind the launch of new brands.

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