Streamline global hiring and make an impact: June feature updates

See what's new this month.

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As more companies turn to untapped talent markets to explore global hiring for the first time, many are starting to realize the same thing—without the right tech in place, facilitating global employment can get really tough. 

From understanding employment regulations in different countries, to generating locally-compliant contracts, all while providing an equal employment experience for all, this month’s Oyster updates are sure to help you make an impact on both your to-do list as well as your global hiring initiatives.

Let’s dive in and see what’s new with Oyster this month.

Find and hire refugee talent 

The reality is that 85% of refugees are being hosted in developing countries. Most lack a work permit to find work and some with permits have limited access to formal job markets. For this forcibly displaced population, where they live—along with their refugee status—causes serious challenges when it comes to finding meaningful employment. 

Global employment makes it possible for refugees to find stable jobs from anywhere. With Oyster for Refugees, you can find refugee talent and hire them compliantly—at no or discounted costs—and build a brilliant, diverse team.

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Simplifying the global hiring process with automation 

Despite the endless benefits of global employment, there are still employers avoiding international hiring because of the process involved. But companies greatly reduce their chances of finding the best person for the job when they restrict themselves by geographic boundaries.

To help, we’re automating the most challenging steps of the global employment process. Automated Global Hiring allows you to:

  1. Add a new Team Member: Kick off the hiring process with a little help from Pearl, the virtual hiring assistant. Pearl will provide intelligent suggestions for statutory, recommended, and best-in-class options for employment terms. The information you share here will form the basis of the employment agreement.
  1. Onboard new Team Members: Invite new Team Members to the Oyster platform to provide additional information and upload their documents. This information will also be automatically pulled into the employment agreement.
  1. Review and sign agreements: View and verify the automated agreements together will your new Team Member. Eventually, both parties will be able to sign within the Oyster platform.

Please note that the following features are being rolled out progressively. To see which feature is live where, please refer to this Help Center article

Ready to test drive a faster, more compliant way to hire globally? Learn about Automated Global Hiring here.

Set permissions to collaborate securely

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Managing the admin of a growing global workforce certainly isn’t a one-person job. But for security reasons, you might be a bit hesitant to give your entire team full Admin access to your Oyster account. 

One of your users might only need to approve time off and expense requests, while another may need added permissions to access payroll data or personal information. Each member of your team has different roles and responsibilities, and therefore requires different permissions. 

That’s why we created a new permission level that will be available to you soon! The Manager role allows you to easily set manager-level permissions to action time-off and expense requests—so your team can work together, securely. 

Your personalized help center for global employment

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Need help navigating or implementing global employment for your company? Oyster’s Global Employment Assistant is your personalized help center for surfacing the tools and resources you need to confidently take the next step in your global employment journey. 

Our Global Employment Assistant acts as a customized cheat sheet for your role and hiring needs. Whether you’re looking for resources on compliant hiring in Brazil, or a tool to calculate the employment costs in France, your Global Employment Assistant will surface the information you need to confidently take the next step.

Oyster’s Global Employment Assistant surfaces accurate, relevant information in minutes. That means no more sifting through Google results, avoiding risky guesswork, and securing stakeholder buy-in with answers to their most complex questions.

The end-to-end employment process just got easier

People Ops leaders everywhere have more on their plates than ever before. With this month’s Oyster feature updates, our hope is that you’ll be able to free up some time to focus on what’s truly important—building and empowering your high-performing, diverse, and globally distributed team. 

Ready to take Oyster for a spin? Get a demo here. 

About Oyster

Oyster is a global employment platform designed to enable visionary HR leaders to find, hire, pay, manage, develop, and take care of a thriving distributed workforce. Oyster lets growing companies give valued international team members the experience they deserve, without the usual headaches and expense.

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