Hire globally with Oyster Employer of Record

Access Oyster’s all-in-one employer of record solution for seamless, automated  and compliant employment, including payroll and benefits for distributed teams. Skip setting up entities and try Oyster's global employment platform instead.

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Hire globally with Oyster Employer of Record

Meet the easiest solution to global employment

Unlike a traditional employer of record, Oyster deploys deep employment insights and a team of legal and HR experts to ensure compliance in 180+ countries. And unlike other employment platforms, Oyster builds a strategic partnership to help you win and retain top global talent.

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    Compliant hiring and payroll in 180+ countries

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    Faster time-to-hire with streamlined paperwork and communication

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    One platform to onboard and manage all team members

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    Streamlined global payroll

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    Single source of truth for contracts and documents

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    Dedicated customer service

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    Simplified hiring for full-time employees and contractors

  • Hire and pay compliantly in 180+ countries
  • Generate 100% legal-reviewed compliant agreements
  • Onboard new talent in as fast as 48 hours
  • Pay global team members with >99% accuracy
  • Offer competitive salary, equity, and benefits
  • Receive expert support with >90% satisfaction rate

Simplify hiring, payroll compliance & benefits for talent anywhere

Eliminate barriers to global hiring

Streamline global payments in 140+ currencies

Offer competitive and compliant total rewards

All your global talent management needs in one place

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Simplify hiring, payroll compliance & benefits for talent anywhere
Streamline your global payments

Streamline your global payments

Use one payroll product for all international payments, bonuses, expenses, and invoices. Pay Team Members on time in 140+ currencies and avoid manual work by syncing data with your ERP system.

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Offer competitive total rewards

Don’t stay in the dark about global compensation. Access rich, location-specific insights on salary, equity, and benefits. Build and launch your own total rewards strategy to stay compliant and competitive.

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Offer competitive total rewards
Manage the talent lifecycle from a single platform

Manage the talent lifecycle from a single platform

Forget manual HR tasks, endless paperwork, and data errors. Oyster consolidates all your global talent management needs so you can manage time-off requests, contract changes, allowances, offboarding, and more—all in one place.

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Oyster Shell Protection

Assess misclassification risk via your Oyster Shell subscription with aggregate protection up to USD $500,000.

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How to get started

Whether you’re kickstarting your global employment journey—or need help turning it around—we’re here to make the transition easy.

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    Sign up for a free Oyster account

    Explore the platform and tools for free—including the Employment Cost Calculator.

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    Receive immediate guidance when you hire

    When you submit a new hire in the platform, you’ll have a virtual hiring assistant to guide you through local compliance.

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    Access continued support from a dedicated team

    The Oyster team (yes, humans!) will review your drafted agreement, send it to you for approval, collect signatures, and handle employee onboarding.

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Trusted by teams and partners

We help teams grow faster across borders

David Dawoud

Head of People at Demodesk

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Oyster has it down in terms of its simplicity, but it’s genius at the same time. It’s simple enough that you don’t need to feel the burden of maintaining numerous systems. That’s the beauty of it."

Ally Fekaiki

CEO and founder of Juno

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Prior to using Oyster, employing anyone outside the U.K. was a nightmare for us... now it's super fast and painless."

Tyler Parson

VP of People at Chili Piper

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The biggest impact that Oyster has had on our team is certainly efficiency and speed. We’re able to onboard employees a lot faster and with a lot less anxiety about whether we’re doing it right. With Oyster, we trust that we did do it right."

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What does global employment mean?

Global employment, or international employment, is the ability to employ, pay, and manage talent based in other countries. For example, if your business primarily operates in Canada, a global employment platform would enable your teams to hire and pay contractors and full-time Team Members located in other parts of the world.

What is an EOR?

An employer of record (EOR) is an entity that legally employs workers on behalf of another business. An EOR takes full responsibility for all aspects of employment, including compliance, payroll, taxes, and benefits.

How is globalization affecting domestic employment?

Globalization has varying impacts on domestic employment depending on the specific state, country, and industry. Removing the barriers to hiring and expanding global employment opportunities, however, can have positive impacts on global communities and talent from emerging economies.

Do employees need a visa to be employed in another country?

Depending on the country, employees often need a visa or other type of authorization to work in another country. Ensuring that someone is legally authorized to work in the country is a part of Oyster’s standard checks and procedures conducted during the hiring and onboarding process. 

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Free global employment resources? Shuck yeah!

Don’t go without checking out these tools, resources, and guides. (Or, at least bookmark ’em for later.)