Talent Scout
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Your Boston staffing alternative

You don’t need a Boston staffing agency. You need Talent Scout. Discover the easier, faster, and more cost-effective way to find the right talent.

You don’t need a Boston staffing agency. You need Talent Scout. Discover the easier, faster, and more cost-effective way to find the right talent.

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Staffing Agency
Remote Staffing

Quality talent. Less time to hire. More flexibility.

Get access to a global pool of pre-vetted remote talent you can depend on.

Connect with professionals who have proven experience in marketing, design, and tech.

Save 30-50% compared to traditional Boston recruiting firms.

Start for free—you pay only once we find someone who’s the right fit.

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How it works

Day 1-2: Schedule and meet

Give us a few details and set up a time to talk with your recruiter.

Day 2-3: Review curated shortlist

Receive a shortlist of pre-vetted talent from your recruiter.

Day 3-5: Interview and hire

Interview your top choices and hire the best fits.

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Why choose Talent Scout?

Talent Scout
Boston staffing agency
Talent Scout
Boston staffing agency
Who?
Professional freelancers
Temporary workers looking for full-time jobs
Where?
Remote global talent
Boston talent for on-site work
Contract length
Flexible: 1 to 6+ months
At least 3 months
Contract hours
Flexible: 20-40 hours a week
40 hours a week
Days to hire
Average of 3 to 5 days
Average of 30 days
Recruiter services
Source, screen, and shortlist top talent
Source, screen, and shortlist top talent
Verify skills certifications
Yes
No
Typical fees
25-35% hourly rate
Up to 100% hourly rate

Work with in-demand global talent who are at the top of their field

Cara Bedford

Cara Bedford

Director Strategic Marketing, CompuVision

“The freelance talent that I’m able to access creates productivity in a way that I don’t think any of us thought possible.”

Josh B.

Josh B.

SQL Server DBA | SQL Developer | Data Engineer

"I wake up every day and get to do work I love because of Upwork." "I've worked over 8,000 hours on Upwork and it barely feels like it because I love what I do"

Mara N.

Mara N.

Premium websites for premium clients

"Upwork makes finding clients and managing projects so much easier." "My goal in 2021 is to reach $1M in earnings on Upwork. That said, I am very grateful for the opportunity that Upwork has created for professionals.

Maria S.

Maria S.

Senior Front-end developer with over 11 years of experience

"Upwork has taken my business to the next level. Through Upwork, I have engaged with many high quality clients that I would not have been exposed to by my own means."

We find you skilled talent for these in-demand skills

Development
Design & Creative
Sales & Marketing

Meet your Boston recruiting team

Yurii Maksymchuk

Yurii Maksymchuk

Recruiter
Cristina Romero Tavarez

Cristina Romero Tavarez

Recruiter
Christopher Walden

Christopher Walden

Director, Talent Solutions
Cass Butler

Cass Butler

Recruiter
Carolyn Gomes

Carolyn Gomes

Recruiter
Brooke Kosowski

Brooke Kosowski

Lead Program Manager, Upwork Talent
Amberlee Conwell

Amberlee Conwell

Recruiter
Ali Sood

Ali Sood

Recruiter
Alexis De Jesus

Alexis De Jesus

Recruiter

Your Boston staffing agency alternative

Boston is a thriving city that draws talent from across the country. It’s a hot spot for tourism and a cradle of education, home to some of the best colleges and universities. Graduates of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Wellesley College, Tufts University, Boston College, Northeastern University, and Boston University are looking for freelance work in the city, and transplants flock to Boston as well. 

Flourishing industries, such as biotechnology, information technology, engineering, healthcare, higher education, and finance, bring job seekers looking for opportunities in sales and marketing, software development, design, and more. You don’t need to work with an employment agency or put pressure on your human resources team to find the right candidate. 

Whether you’re a financial services company in Boylston or a healthcare business in Waltham, you can find remote or local independent contractors in the Boston area with Talent Scout. Our recruiters can deliver the right match for your business needs in a fraction of the time. With your staffing needs met, you’ll have more time to catch a Red Sox game, stroll the Harborwalk, or enjoy a bowl of clam chowder. 

What types of talent can I find on Talent Scout?

Talent Scout is the better alternative to a staffing company. Our recruiters will find you qualified candidates from New England and beyond who can fill contract roles in the following fields:

  • Marketing: Talented project managers, social media managers, content marketing specialists, and other talented freelancers may bring experience from top Boston employers, such as Fidelity and Pearson Inc. You don’t need a recruitment agency for marketing to find these individuals. Talent Scout has your back. 
  • Design and Creative: Graphic designers, multimedia artists, videographers, and other creatives may come with experience from top Boston firms, such as CBS/Viacom and The Art Institute of Boston. Whether you’re looking for help with a short-term project or a full-time contract role, Talent Scout can meet your hiring needs in these fields better than a recruiting firm. 
  • IT and Software Engineering: Boston job seekers looking for work as computer technicians, web designers, information security analysts, and other IT roles may bring experience from big companies such as Liberty Mutual and John Hancock. If you’re looking to fill a software development role for your company based in Boston, then Talent Scout can help. Our recruiters have years of experience providing vetted candidates to employers at a fraction of the cost. 

Use Talent Scout to find a freelancer

Forget hiring a temp agency or boutique staffing company. Talent Scout makes the hiring process faster, easier, and more affordable. You’ll still get a vetted short list of candidates, like you would with a staffing firm. But Talent Scout goes a step further by delivering candidates who have passed skill certifications and are ready to hit the ground running. What’s more, Talent Scout can provide candidates within a few days, while traditional staffing solutions may take months. 

You can also save 30% to 50% when compared to traditional recruitment agencies, which leaves more room in the company budget for new initiatives. But you’ll still get great service from our friendly recruiters, who have years of experience matching candidates with the right company. While it may be cheaper to hand your administrative assistant a stack of resumes, you won’t benefit from the expertise you’d get with Talent Scout. 

Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between Talent Scout and a Boston staffing agency?

Talent Scout works faster than a staffing agency at a fraction of the price. By leveraging machine learning and Upwork’s global talent pool, Talent Scout can find the right freelancers in Greater Boston and beyond within days. And while the staffing industry typically focuses on temp-to-hire roles, Talent Scout delivers contractors who are accustomed to the freelance lifestyle and able to work flexible hours on short or extended length contracts. 

It’s free to start Talent Scout—you’ll only pay once our recruiters find you a freelancer with the skills needed to succeed. Even then, you’ll spend as little as half of what you would pay for traditional staffing services. Get the temporary staffing help you need without spending an arm or a leg or waiting 30 days or more. Talent Scout is the only staffing solution your business needs. 

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