Oyster, G2 Category leader in Multi-Country Payroll

No need to spend months setting up a business entity every time you find a great international candidate. With Oyster, you can hire employees in 180+ countries, in a matter of days. Our industry-leading global employment platform will help you pay and care for your remote team.


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talent in 180+ countries

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Let’s chat about your hiring goals

Let’s chat about your hiring goals

The easiest way to hire globally!

Oyster equips you with the right tools and local expertise to compliantly hire, pay, and retain the best talent in over 180 countries.

The opportunities are truly endless for your hybrid or fully distributed business.‍

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Find the right package to help you hire, pay, and care for Team Members around the world.

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Starts at $29 per contractor/month

An all-in-one solution to generate contracts, set up global payments, and manage contractors.

  • Hire contractors in 180+ countries

  • Draft, edit, and sign compliant contracts in minutes

  • Process invoices and pay contractors in 120+ currencies


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Starts at $499 per employee/month billed annually


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


Custom pricing

A seat-based, discounted annual package to hire and grow your global team efficiently and cost-effectively.

  • Purchase seats to hire 5+ global Team Members at a locked, reduced rate

  • Reuse empty seats for backfills or new hires

  • Receive dedicated guidance and support to navigate global employment

  • Unlock faster time-to-hire through bulk hiring


What does global employment mean?

Global employment, or international employment, is the ability to employ, pay, and manage talent based in other countries. For example, if your business primarily operates in Canada, a global employment platform would enable your teams to hire and pay contractors and full-time Team Members located in other parts of the world.

How is globalization affecting domestic employment?

Globalization has varying impacts on domestic employment depending on the specific state, country, and industry. Removing the barriers to hiring and expanding global employment opportunities, however, can have positive impacts on communities and talent in emerging economies.

Can I use Oyster for free?

You can create a free Oyster account to explore the platform and access plenty of complimentary resources and tools. The Oyster fee will kick in once you’ve engaged a contractor or an Employee.If you are 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.

Which countries can I hire talent in? Does the price vary?

Oyster helps you bring on Team Members in 180+ countries. Check out the complete list of countries we serve and the associated prices here.

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What will your story be?

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countries expanded into using Oyster

“We trust with Oyster that we did do it right because we enlisted their help to help us do these things perfectly. So from a leader perspective, I can sleep easy at night knowing that we're not breaking some law that I didn't even know existed.”

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Tyler Parson

VP of People,
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€2000 - €3000

saves per employee, per year in legal costs

“Without a solution like Oyster, it’s not even worth the hassle. You just end up deciding, ‘We’re not going to hire there.’ It basically restricts you from getting access to talent. Oyster takes that all away. That’s what makes Oyster great.”

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David Dawoud

Head of People, Demodesk

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countries expanded into using Oyster

“The service is seamless, the communication is very good, and there’s definitely a lot of time and cost saved. The cost of using Oyster is less than what it would cost for us to deliver the same service using external consultants.”

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Alex Nicolaus

Chief People Officer, Paysend

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Free global employment resources? Shuck yeah!

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

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Global employment tools

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Global hiring guides

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Oyster Academy courses

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Reach new heights with Oyster’s global employment platform.

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