More than just a professional employer organization
Building a global workforce doesn’t stop after the contract is signed. Oyster goes above and beyond traditional PEO providers to make sure your team feels cared for—from seamless payroll to localized benefits.
Find the right package to help you hire, pay, and care for Team Members around the world.
Hire contractors in 180+ countries
Draft, edit, and sign compliant contracts in minutes
Process invoices and pay contractors in 120+ currencies
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
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 is a PEO?
A professional employer organization (PEO) is an entity that co-employs an individual with an employer. The PEO and employer specifically share liability for the employee. Professional employer organizations almost always provide employee benefits and are very common in the United States (less so internationally).
Is Oyster a PEO?
Similar to traditional PEOs, Oyster helps companies hire across borders, but we become the sole legal employer of customers’ full-time Team Members. As an all-in-one global employment platform, we also go above and beyond the services a PEO can offer.
What’s the difference between a GEP and a PEO?
A PEO, or professional employment organization, acts as a co-employer for your global talent. It can help you administer payroll and benefits compliantly—but they don't take on full responsibility as the employer.
Working with a GEP, or global employment platform, provides more protection and security. It assists in employing your global talent, from compliant hiring to paying and providing benefits. By taking care of your team throughout the entire employee lifecycle, you can also expect more seamless experiences.
What are some benefits of using a GEP?
Instead of setting up your own entities, you can hire through a GEP’s legal entities and vetted partners. You also access legal teams with country-specific knowledge and expertise. This ensures that things like contracts, payroll, taxes, and benefits are compliant with local or regional laws and regulations. GEPs save you from unnecessary hassle and expenses so you can focus on finding the best talent and providing the best employee experiences to your team.