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Generate compliant agreements to hire global contractors
Onboard contactors in minutes
Process invoices and payments on time in 140+ currencies
Manage expenses, allowances, time-off, and reports
$0 for the first month then starts at $499 per employee
A global employer of record and employee management solution to compliantly hire, onboard, pay, and care for full-time talent
Hire full-timers in 130+ countries with compliance and liability coverage
Reduce time-to-hire with automations and insights
Set up global payroll, manage expenses, allowances, and bonuses in 130+ countries
Offer attractive local and global benefit packages
Reduce risk with unmatched IP protection
Access global Employer of Record and employee management solutions
Lock in reduced rates by purchasing 5+ annual seats for your global team
Reuse empty seats for new hires at no additional cost
Work with dedicated customer success and account managers
Benefit from speedy bulk hiring and onboarding
Compliantly hire full-time talent in 130+ countries
Reduce time-to-hire through automations and pre-built templates
Manage international payroll and taxes in 120+ currencies with a fully-compliant solution
Offer attractive, local benefit packages and manage time-off in-app
Receive country-specific guidance and access knowledge centers
Reduce risk with unmatched IP protection
Integrate data and workflows into your existing HR tech stack
Pre-purchase seats to engage 5+ global Team Members and get the best value from Oyster
Rely on a dedicated hiring and customer success team to support your global needs
Receive customized guidance and HR support to navigate complex and multinational employment
Unlock faster time-to-hire through batch management
Gain exclusive access to new Oyster offerings
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Wondering what life is like with Oyster? Sign up for free to check out the platform. You’ll also score access to global HR tools, hiring guides, and more.
Unlimited platform access
Employee Cost Calculator
50+ global hiring guides
Benefits Advisor tool
Employee Misclassification Analyzer
Why Team Members love Oyster
Oyster is on a mission to make it possible for companies everywhere to hire people anywhere
When it’s time for your Team Members to onboard to the platform, the Oyster team will walk them through it all—from setting up a profile to navigating the platform.
Team Members can find and manage everything they need right from the platform: employment details, payslips, expenses, time-off, health benefits, and more.
If your Team Members need help with any aspect of their employment (benefits, invoices, expenses, contracts, etc.), Oyster’s support staff is readily available.
Add on: local benefits packages
For Employee and Scale packages, you can easily add on country-tailored benefits for your Team Members. These pre-created packages include healthcare, life insurance, allowances, pension, and more, based on the country.
What services does the Oyster fee include?
The Oyster subscription fee is charged per Team Member (or contractor) on a monthly basis. It includes all the services provided to you through the Oyster platform including onboarding your Team Members, global payroll administration, and ongoing management and compliance for your global team.
Are there additional charges such as setup or cancellation fees?
No, Oyster does not charge any setup or cancellation fees. However, Oyster requires a refundable security deposit to initiate the engagement.
Do you offer discounts at a certain volume of hiring?
Yes, we do. Once the number of full-time Team Members you engage through Oyster exceeds five, you’ll be eligible for Oyster Scale. You will be able to pre-purchase a number of seats at a reduced rate.
How does Oyster handle currency conversions?
Oyster charges a fee for currency conversions but the fee applies only if you pay us in a currency different from the contract currency. Click here to learn more.
Can I pay Oyster in a non-local currency?
At the moment, we only accept payments in USD, EUR, or GBP (CAD coming soon). You can pay us by direct debit if you have a bank account in the US, Eurozone, or the UK.
Is there a minimum number of team members or a minimum commitment required?
No, you can use Oyster to engage as many global candidates as you need. The Oyster subscription fee is charged per active Team Member, per month.
Is the Oyster platform free?
It’s totally free to create an account, explore the platform, and access its global HR tools and resources! The Oyster fee will only kick in once you’ve engaged a contractor or Team Member.
If you’re a certified non-profit or B corporation, you can use Oyster to hire your first full-time Team Member free for a year. More details can be found here. You can also use Oyster for free if you are hiring refugees in countries where Oyster has direct entities. More details can be found here.
What are the available payment methods at Oyster?
Oyster accepts both direct debits (ACH for USD, BACS for GBP, and SEPA for EUR) and wire transfers as payment methods. You can easily set up direct debit or auto-withdrawal and pay in one click through the platform.
Which countries can I engage talent in? Does price vary by country?
Oyster helps you engage Team Members in 180+ countries. Check out the complete list of countries we serve and the associated prices here.
How does the annual subscription work?
When you hire full-time Team Members, we understand the goal is to work with them for years, not months. With the annual subscription, you can save 1200 USD on Oyster fees for each Team Member. (Now that’s a lot of savings!)
Here’s how it works: When you submit a hire request for a new Team Member, you’ll see the annualized Oyster fee charged on your first deposit invoice. The 11 subsequent invoices will not include any Oyster fees. When it’s time to renew your subscription, you’ll see the annual cost again on your 12th invoice for that Team Member.
Note: Annual subscription is not available for contractors.
Can I migrate an existing Team Member from monthly to annual subscription?
Yes, this is possible. Please reach out to your Account Manager or submit a request to our Help Center to start the process.
Are you eligible for these promotions?
Discounts for non-profits
We have a soft spot for other impact-driven companies. If you’re a certified nonprofit or B Corp, enroll in Oyster for Impact to unlock discounts for our platform, access educational resources, and more.
Oyster for Refugees
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 cost—and build a brilliant, diverse team.
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Now, for the easy part
Sign up for a free account, explore the platform, and gear up to welcome your next international Team Member.