Automated global employment platform

Hire talent in 180+ countries

Hire compliantly without setting up a business entity and handle all employment functions from a single automated platform. It's easy to go global with Oyster.

  • G2's Leader in global employment platforms

  • 90% customer satisfaction rate

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Calculate employment costs instantly



What’s possible with Oyster? All of this:

Found a brilliant sales manager in

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A dev in

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A designer in

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Use Oyster to handpick your all-star team and provide the same five-star experience to them all.

Hire full-time international talent

Instead of setting up your own entities, experience the speed of Oyster’s automated global hiring. Create compliant employment agreements and set up payroll and benefits—in a matter of clicks.

Hire international talent
Hire full-time international talent

Hire global contractors

Generate, edit, and sign compliant contracts in minutes and access management tools to streamline paperwork, onboarding, and payments.

Hire contractors
Hire global contractors

Convert contractors to employees

Assess global worker misclassification risks and compliantly convert contractors to full-timers, all under one platform.

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Run payroll in 140+ currencies

Process salaries, expenses, and bonuses from one dashboard. Pay Team Members on time and in their preferred currency.

Run global payroll
Run global payroll

Offer benefits to your global team

Access pre-created local and global benefits packages that ensure you remain compliant and competitive in local markets.

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Oyster platform overview

Built for people like you, loved by people like you

We help teams grow faster across borders

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Ally Fekaiki

CEO and Founder,

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Without Oyster, I don't think I would even consider hiring internationally. Oyster has made it so easy that it's become a viable part of our business strategies.

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Tyler Parson

VP of People,
Chili Piper

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The biggest value has been the employee experience…. It brings a level of autonomy that our non-U.S. employees didn’t have before.”

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David Dawoud

Head of People,

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Oyster encapsulates a fair price and gives you access not only to knowledge of local labor laws, but also legal counsel if it's ever required—all included in that one price."

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Global compliance & protection

Mitigate risks with our compliant infrastructure in 180+ countries, expansive insurance, and team of legal experts

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Deep intelligence

Access deep local intelligence, insights, and tools to guide you through all stages of global employment.

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Unlock a smooth employment experience from hiring to offboarding through our automations and integrations.

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Design and roll out competitive offers based on local insights to help you win and retain top talent.

Use integrations to make the world your Oyster

Automate work at each step. Connect with your favorite tools or create custom apps. Reduce time to hire, eliminate errors, improve productivity.

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You and your team deserve the world

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Generate compliant agreements in minutes

Trusted by 1,500+ customers

Loved by 5,000+ Team Members

Onboard talent in as little as 48 hours

Found amazing talent across the globe?

With Oyster, you’re clicks away from hiring them. Isn’t that worth exploring?

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  • step 1

    Sign up for a free Oyster account.

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

  • step 2

    Experience faster, automated hiring.

    Submit a new hire in the platform. Pearl, your virtual hiring assistant, will guide you through the hiring form using country-specific insights and draft the agreement.

  • step 3

    Leave the rest to us.

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

    Compliant agreements in 180+ countries

    Benefits and payroll in 140+ currencies

    Time and expense tracking

    Relocation contracts

Free global employment resources? Shuck yeah!

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