"Adapt, survive, thrive" is the tagline below Aquent's masthead. It is also the challenge the company offers to its business clients as it seeks to help firms in need of good employees. The staffing and consulting agency places contract workers with specialized creative, technical, and Web skills such as graphic design, writing and editing, and print production. In addition to temporary services, Aquent offers permanent staffing, executive search, and creative and IT outsourcing. It also offers financial services to small businesses, as well as recruiting help to health care organizations.
The company has operations in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US.
Aquent grows through acquisitions and organic growth. In 2011 the company launched its new division, Vitamin T, to provide mid-sized and ad agency clients with faster and easier access to in-demand digital talent.
The company was founded in 1986. The word aquent means "not a follower" in Latin.