Global contractor management—free for 30 days

Tired of endless paperwork and HR processes when hiring and managing global contractors? Oyster automates hiring, onboarding, paying, and managing contractors, so you can focus on building a powerful team.

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Global contractor management—free for 30 days

Experience Global HR excellence with Oyster

Imagine a universe where your HR team doesn’t break a sweat when hiring and paying contractors. Oyster streamlines global contractor management so you can breeze through our automated, self-serve platform in minutes.

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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 contractors compliantly across 180+ countries.
  • Pay contractors in 140+ currencies.
  • Get contractors up and running quickly for instant collaboration.
  • Manage invoices, expenses, and other contract terms in a centralized dashboard.
  • Mitigate misclassification risk with aggregate protection up to USD 500,000.

Global talent, local compliance

Hire contractors from all over the world, hassle-free. Through a country-specific flow, you can easily draft, edit, and sign compliant contracts to hire freelance, pay-as-you-go, and project-based talent in 180+ countries.

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Onboard contractors in minutes

Onboard contractors in minutes

Time is of the essence especially when you have projects waiting for the right talent. From identity verification to contract signing, Oyster ensures that all necessary steps are completed swiftly for instant collaboration.

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Fast payments in 140+ currencies

Whether it's pay-as-you-go (PAYG), or fixed payment schedules, Oyster simplifies payments across borders. Experience hassle-free contractor compensation, no matter the structure. 

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Fast payments in 140+ currencies
Streamlined contractor management

Streamlined contractor management

Navigating invoices, payments, and other contractor terms across multiple locations is a daunting task. Oyster provides a single source of truth and saves you from the complex, administrative workload of managing tax forms, payroll expenses, allowances, and reports.

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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 is a global contractor?

Contractors can provide critical expertise and experience to any business, and global contractors can be located anywhere in the world. Technically, they’re not employees and may work on a project or on a fixed-term basis. Global contractors allow businesses the flexibility to fill skills gaps or hire for short-term priorities. In most cases, global contractors are not eligible for employee-offered benefits. It is important to be mindful of misclassification risks when working with global contractors. Try out Oyster’s Employee Misclassification Analyzer for country-specific classification information to inform your worker classification decision.

How does Oyster ensure local compliance across multiple countries?

We work closely with country-specific experts to incorporate up-to-date legal and regulatory frameworks, ensuring that your contractor hiring process aligns with international and local laws and employment standards.

Can Oyster help with financial processes and reporting?

Yes! With Oyster, you can keep track of contractors’ invoices, expenses, and time-off requests. We also provide automated reports that give you insights into your contractor workforce.

Oyster also integrates effortlessly with your expense management tools, HRIS, and more, for an unparalleled contractor hiring experience. Learn more about our integrations.

How much does it cost to work with a contractor on Oyster?

The cost of signing up contractors through Oyster’s global employment platform is $29 USD/month per contractor.

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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.)