Meet your Deel alternative

With Oyster, every step of your global employment journey is backed by the top compliance experts, reliable customer support, and employee-centric solutions.

"Oyster's support team is
incredibly responsive"

"professional, efficient
and highly knowledgeable"

"quick replies and thorough
responses that I can trust"

 Deel

Why do customers switch to Oyster?

They want to work with a company that can deliver on its promise: end-to-end commitment to their people. With Oyster, you avoid unpleasant surprises and get a team that’ll show up for you the same way, every time.

Industry-leading compliance and knowledge

Oyster’s experienced hiring success team shows up from the moment you want to engage a new hire and will always have answers at the ready. 

Fast and reliable customer support

Our team is distributed around the globe to ensure you receive clear communication, fast resolution, and proper human-to-human care.

Solutions to be a competitive employer

You hired someone compliantly, now what?   With Oyster’s platform, you get an end-to-end solution that makes it easy to retain top global talent.

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"Prior to Oyster, we were using Deel. But we were having issues with service quality...getting answers to our questions quickly [and] quality answers."

Catherine Wilkinson

Total Rewards and Payroll Lead at Maze

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Contractor Conversion

Avoid surprise legal risks and hidden fees

With expertise in full-time employment and contractor conversion, we operate a global employment platform purpose-built to avoid things like misclassification risks, hidden fees, and tax miscalculations down the road.

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Personalized Care

Overselling and underdelivering isn’t in our playbook

From the moment you connect with our sales team to months later when you need help offboarding a Team Member, you can expect the same standards of personalized care.

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    Offer them a localized experience:
    Oyster can guide you on the terms and benefits that are important and relevant to Team Members in their local jurisdictions.

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    Receive human resources support:
    You can rely on our experts for country-specific guidance on onboarding, off-boarding, benefits, equity, time-off, and more.

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B Corp Certified

Access consulting, total rewards, and more

As the only certified B Corp global employment platform, we’re dedicated to social sustainability and enabling you to be the best employer you can be—for talent anywhere. 

I truly enjoyed the hiring and onboarding process with Oyster…we had another attempt with another company, but it was a disaster.

I truly enjoyed the hiring and onboarding process with Oyster…we had another attempt with another company, but it was a disaster.

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Lead Developer at Frenalytics

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

    With Oyster, you can impress your global workforce with localized, human-centric experiences and reduce your People Ops team’s workload at the same time!

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FAQs

How do I switch from Deel to Oyster?

Oyster is here to make the migration process easy and straightforward. Here are the steps you can expect when you decide to make the switch:

  1. Meet with the Oyster team to receive guidance on what types of information you need to collect from your current provider. 
  2. Let your provider know that you want to make the switch and collect the above information. 
  3. Communicate the transition with your team. (We’ll provide resources on all the benefits to them!)
  4. Prepare for the transition with the Oyster team. This includes mapping out contract terms and onboarding details. We can also meet for a Q&A session to answer any final questions. 
  5. Kickstart the onboarding process. Don’t worry, your Oyster hiring success team has this covered. 
  6. Receive a check in from Oyster to ensure you’re set up for success!

What resources will I get to support my migration?

Oyster will provide you with a team that will support you every step of the way including a dedicated AM, a CSM, a product specialist expert on migration processes, and a Hiring Success Manager that will help make the onboarding process as smooth as possible.

How does hiring with Oyster work?

Oyster offers Direct+ infrastructure. This means we hire through our own legal entities in countries where we hire most and use local partners in the rest. This model allows us to offer our customers extensive country coverage without compromising compliance and local expertise.

Should my new hire be a contractor or a full-time employee?

Misclassification fines are not something to take lightly, even though some providers make it seem that way. Oyster has the expertise to help you figure out if your new hire should be a contractor or a full-time employee. We can also help you assess your existing contractors for misclassification risks, and work together to convert them into full-time employees. Check out our free contractor vs. full-time employee analyzer.

How do I switch from Deel to Oyster?

Oyster is here to make the migration process easy and straightforward. Here are the steps you can expect when you decide to make the switch:

  1. Meet with the Oyster team to receive guidance on what types of information you need to collect from your current provider. 
  2. Let your provider know that you want to make the switch and collect the above information. 
  3. Communicate the transition with your team. (We’ll provide resources on all the benefits to them!)
  4. Prepare for the transition with the Oyster team. This includes mapping out contract terms and onboarding details. We can also meet for a Q&A session to answer any final questions. 
  5. Kickstart the onboarding process. Don’t worry, your Oyster hiring success team has this covered. 
  6. Receive a check in from Oyster to ensure you’re set up for success!

What resources will I get to support my migration?

Oyster will provide you with a team that will support you every step of the way including a dedicated AM, a CSM, a product specialist expert on migration processes, and a Hiring Success Manager that will help make the onboarding process as smooth as possible.

How does hiring with Oyster work?

Oyster offers Direct+ infrastructure. This means we hire through our own legal entities in countries where we hire most and use local partners in the rest. This model allows us to offer our customers extensive country coverage without compromising compliance and local expertise.

Should my new hire be a contractor or a full-time employee?

Misclassification fines are not something to take lightly, even though some providers make it seem that way. Oyster has the expertise to help you figure out if your new hire should be a contractor or a full-time employee. We can also help you assess your existing contractors for misclassification risks, and work together to convert them into full-time employees. Check out our free contractor vs. full-time employee analyzer.