Need help hiring global contractors?
With Oyster, getting contractors on board is fast, easy, and compliant. We’ll get them set up in no time—so you don’t lose time waiting or doing paperwork. Let’s discuss your specific needs and how Oyster can help.
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Available in 180+ countries
Trusted by 1,400+ customers
Liability coverage up to 1 million USD
A few of our benefits
- Automated and compliant global hiring process
- Global payroll in 120+ currencies
- Competitive local and global benefits
- Free self-serve global employment tools
- Exceptional Team Member experiences anywhere
Create the team you’ve always wanted—without worrying about compliance or finding payroll and benefits providers. We’re here to handle the logistics for you.
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Create a free Oyster account
Sign up for a free Oyster account and explore the platform.
Start hiring with just a click
Click “Add New Hire” in the Oyster platform to kickstart the process.
Get country-specific guidance
Pearl, your virtual hiring assistant, will guide you through the hiring form and draft the agreement.
Leave the rest to our team
The Oyster team (yes, humans!) will review your drafted agreement, send it to you for approval, collect signatures, and handle employee onboarding.
What is a global contractor?
Contractors can provide critical expertise and experience to any business, and global contractors can be located anywhere in the world. Technically, they’re not employees and may work on a project or on a fixed-term basis. Global contractors allow businesses the flexibility to fill skills gaps or hire for short-term priorities. In most cases, global contractors are not eligible for employee benefits. It is important to be mindful of misclassification risks when working with global contractors. Try out Oyster’s Employee Misclassification Analyzer for country-specific information to inform your worker classification decision.
How do you pay contractors internationally?
There are a variety of ways to pay contractors internationally. A contractor may have a preferred payment platform or service that a company can pay them through. However, with Oyster, companies can work with local payroll specialists to ensure smooth and on-time payments for contractors located anywhere.
How much does it cost to work with a contractor?
The cost of signing up contractors through Oyster’s global employment platform is $29 USD/month per contractor.
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.
Get cracking on projects that can’t wait
Sign up for Oyster today and get a contractor on board pronto.