What to look for in a global employment solution

Make sure to consider these six key areas.

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Whether you’re making your first cross-border hire or taking the next step in expanding your company’s global presence, one thing remains true: You want to ensure you’re working with the best possible global employment partner to make the process as smooth as possible.

But what should you be looking for in a global employment platform? What makes one stand out from another? 

If you’re newer to global employment, it’s likely you need more than just an EOR provider. While hiring globally opens you up to a world of opportunities, it’s also unfamiliar territory for a lot of PeopleOps leaders. Having an additional layer of support can be immensely valuable when navigating cross-border hiring. 

In this blog post, we’ve outlined six key areas you’ll want to ensure your global hiring partner has covered. 

1. Compliance

When you’re hiring employees outside of your country of residence, it helps to know you have an expert on your side. Even the most seasoned HR leaders aren’t specialists when it comes to every country’s specific legislation and hiring practices, so you want to make sure you’re working with a team that’s going to have your back and help you stay compliant. 

With Oyster Direct+, you’ll feel protected by an expert legal team, receive guidance on local laws, and have built-in liability coverage and IP protection.

2. Trust

When you’re looking for a third party to act as an extended part of your team, trust is an extremely important factor. On top of ensuring that all legal aspects of global employment are covered, you’ll also want to look for a solution that provides transparent pricing and takes full assumption of employment responsibility—like Oyster Direct+. 

Trust on your Team Members’ side is equally important. Make sure you’re seeking out a global employment solution that’s going to provide your team with easy access to support when they need it and indiviualized care.

With Oyster Direct+, you get:

  • Fast resolution time no matter the complexity of the case (average is four days) 
  • Hiring Success Associates assigned to Team Members  during onboarding to provide them with timely information and guidance

No matter where you want to hire, you should be able to trust that you and your team will receive consistent experiences and world-class support.

3. Speed

When you’re a fast-paced company looking to hire your next all-star teammate, it’s important to consider speed when seeking out a global hiring partner. Leading a growing team means you likely don’t have time to waste on long response times and lengthy back-and-forths. The ability to scale your efforts quickly with automation, self-serve tools, and a fast customer support team makes a world of difference.

Oyster’s Direct+ gives you 72-hour support team ticket resolution and complete hiring processes in under two weeks.

4. Global access 

The best global employment solutions offer a best-of-both-worlds approach when it comes to direct and indirect hiring. When you partner with a company that leverages direct entities as well as vetted hiring partners, you get the benefit of local expertise on a global scale. 

When you expand your hiring borders, you grow your talent pool—opening yourself up to the world’s best. Oyster’s Direct+ model is a great example of this as it gives employers:

  • The ability to hire brilliant talent in 180+ countries through owned entities and vetted partners
  • Access to 80% of the world’s employable knowledge workers through Oyster’s direct entities 
  • Access to the remaining 20% through vetted partners 

5. Knowledge

One of the biggest reasons companies turn to a global hiring partner is for the knowledge and guidance that an experienced partner can provide. With so many complexities around things like taxes, family leave, notice periods, and bonuses around the globe, you’ll want to enlist a partner that has access to all the information you need, all in one place. 

Oyster’s Direct+ model equips you with a repository of up-to-date information on local laws and statutory requirements, as well as self-service global HR tools designed to make your global hiring process as seamless as possible. 

6. Employee experience

Providing a remarkable employee experience on a global scale is a bit different than dishing out team lunches or setting up a ping pong table in your HQ. A new way of working means a new approach to benefits too. 

Look for a global hiring partner that will enable you to provide the customized employment experience your teammates are looking for—no matter where they live in the world.

A one-size-fits-all approach to employee experience isn’t enough for Oyster customers. Oyster’s Direct+ ensures you can provide employees:

  • 98% payroll accuracy 
  • Localized equitable benefit plans 
  • Development courses through Oyster Academy

The right solution for you

When you’re looking for global employment support, you need more than just an EOR provider. Oyster Direct+ infrastructure checks off all the boxes—it pairs extensive country coverage with deep local expertise to help you scale your business globally while delivering a best-in-class Team Member experience.

Oyster Direct+ infrastructure considers all angles and provides the extra support you need to build, manage, and retain an international team like a pro. Try it today!

About Oyster

Oyster is a global employment platform designed to enable visionary HR leaders to find, engage, pay, manage, develop, and take care of a thriving distributed workforce. Oyster lets growing companies give valued international team members the experience they deserve, without the usual headaches and expense.

Oyster enables hiring anywhere in the world—with reliable, compliant payroll, and great local benefits and perks.

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