Oyster

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  • Speed up your contractor onboarding
  • Oyster Health for team members in 180+ countries

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Hire anywhere, thrive everywhere

We’re your trusted partner for expanding your team across borders.
Hire, pay, and care for teammates around the world with Oyster.

Global Employment

Hire, pay, and take care of your team around the world.
With Oyster, you can provide a great Team Member experience, anywhere.

Take care of your global team

Build and retain your team of all-stars by providing great experiences that allow them to do their best work.

Localized health benefits

Offer your team exceptional benefits no matter where they’re located with Oyster Health.

Equity

Give your global Team Members some skin in the game. Get help using our Equity Assessment Tool.

Expensing

Empower your Team Members to buy what they need to work remotely with simple expense reimbursement.

Relocation assistance

Support Team Members who wish to move to another country with one of Oyster’s relocation service partners.

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Leave tracker

Stay up to date with Team Member leave requests with Oyster’s flexible leave tracker.

Fast, simple invoicing and global payments

Reduce the amount of time you spend on mundane, repetitive payment tasks.

Aggregated invoices

Manage your entire global payroll in one monthly invoice.

Localized pay

Pay Team Members in their local currency, at no additional cost.

Transparent pricing

Access the most competitive global payment rates on the market.

Don't sweat the details—we'll handle compliance

The Oyster platform is thoughtfully designed to protect your business, stay compliant around the globe, and reduce the time it takes to hire and care for your team.

Local compliance

We ensure all employment agreements are up to par with local labor laws and include legal protection.

Liability insurance

We’ve got you covered with premium liability insurance coverage around the globe

IP protection

We’re here to protect your trade secrets with confidentiality and intellectual property agreements.

Local compliance

We ensure all employment agreements are up to par with local labor laws and include legal protection.

Liability insurance

We’ve got you covered with premium liability insurance coverage around the globe

IP protection

We’re here to protect your trade secrets with confidentiality and intellectual property agreements.

Hire your team of A-players, wherever you find them

No need to spend months (and thousands of dollars) setting up a new business entity when you find a great candidate. With Oyster, you can hire and onboard talent in a matter of days.

Hire anywhere

Compliantly hire Team Members in 180+ countries with the terms and benefits expected in local areas.

Hire quickly

Breeze through the hiring and onboarding process in days, not weeks.

Hire confidently

Receive transparent pricing—no surprise fees, no commitment. Calculate employment costs with our cost calculator.

Hire globally

Whether you’re hiring employees in Spain or Singapore, we’ve got you covered. Learn best practices for building your global workforce with Oyster’s global hiring guides.

Speed up your contractor onboarding

When you need contractor help, time is of the essence. Access contractor management tools to streamline paperwork, onboarding, and payments.

Aggregated invoices

Manage all invoices and payouts from one centralized dashboard. Payments in just a few clicks.

Localized pay

Pay contractors in their local currency, at no additional cost.

Best rates around

We offer competitive global payment rates with fully transparent fees.

Don't sweat the details; we'll handle compliance

The Oyster platform is thoughtfully designed to protect the business and the contractor, stay compliant around the globe, and reduce the time it takes to start working together.

Hire anywhere, quickly

Hire contractors in 180+ countries. Generate contracts instantly and onboard contractors in minutes (not weeks).

IP protection

Protect your trade secrets with confidentiality and intellectual property agreements.

Deliver tax forms automatically

For contractors in the US, automatically generate the W9 and 1099 forms

Flexible terms

Flexible contracting terms make it easy to hire your perfect candidate: Fixed-term, hourly, or otherwise.

Partners from the beginning

You don’t need to become an expert in employment law in every country where you hire a contractor—we’ve got your back when it comes to local legal and HR guidance.

Build trust from the start

Form a strong relationship with streamlined contractor management tools for signing, onboarding, and pay.

Reliable payment and expense reimbursement

No back-and-forth on pay day; pre-established expense protocol eliminates delayed payments.

Simple invoicing and document management

Quick and easy invoicing and centralized documents mean contractors can focus on doing their best work.

Partnership from day one

Work fearlessly with support from Oyster. We’re here to help you navigate the complex world of global employment and support you while you lead your business to new corners of the globe.

Getting started with Oyster

  • Meet with an Oyster Expert to talk through your hiring goals and primary objectives.
  • Create your account and complete your profile details and employment preferences.
  • Initiate a hire in the Oyster Platform by filling in a few details about your new hire and their compensation.
  • We’re here to help! Our customer experience team is here to help guide you through the process and answer any questions you have along the way.

Employer onboarding to Oyster

  • 1. Company profile
    Set up your company profile by adding some details about your business.

    2. Start hiring
    Initiate a new hire by providing information about your future employee including their location, role, and their proposed compensation and benefits.

    3. Engage team member
    With your permission, we’ll engage your new hire so they’re ready for day one with your organization!

Team member onboarding to Oyster

  • 1. Offer letter
    Team members will receive an official offer letter from Oyster (in most cases, depending on their country of residence).

    2. Team member intake
    Team members will be asked to provide some personal information including contact details and preferences.

    3. Signed and ready!
    Employment contracts are generated and signed by the relevant parties, then you’re ready to start!

Local guidance and helpful tools

  • Local HR and legal expertise to help you better understand your employee’s local experience and manage their expectations.
  • We’re here if things get tricky. Termination guidance and expertise ensure you and your team member feel supported through every step of this difficult process.
  • A growing handful of tools to supercharge your global hiring tool stack.
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Cost calculator

Instantly calculate the total cost of employment in any country, including taxes, contributions and the Oyster flat-fee.

Country profiles

Quick reference guides with all the need-to-know info for hiring and taking care of team members, based on where they live.

Contractor risk assessment

Find out whether your next hire is classified as a contractor or full-time employee by answering a few simple questions.

Ongoing support from awesome humans

  • On demand in-app chat, email support, and Zoom meetings.
  • Exclusive virtual events and webinars for product updates and best practices in global employment.
  • Browse the Oyster Help Center for more detailed product documentation.

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