Right now, the best jobs are limited to people in a handful of the world’s wealthiest cities. Yet brilliant people are everywhere. What if we could close this gap? This “what if” created Oyster.
Oyster is a global employment company that builds a bridge between companies and the world’s top talent—so everyone, everywhere, has the chance to prosper.
We’re driven to overturn the status quo and create a more equal world of work. We’re focused on building software and resources that enable companies everywhere to hire, pay, and care for talent anywhere.
We believe distributing work opportunities can improve the health of people, communities, local economies, and the environment. Our vision is to spur a positive chain reaction around the world.
Everything we do should ladder up to our mission—and that doesn’t just mean building software. We’ve developed programs, participated in workshops, and created dedicated teams to ensure we successfully support companies and knowledge workers in this new world of work.
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Oyster takes care of your global employment needs in 180+ countries—from hiring compliantly to providing localized benefits—so you can focus on building an all-star team to drive your mission forward.
Also known as the “Mission Squad,” this cross-functional team of Oyster employees is responsible for aligning existing work with Oyster’s mission and exploring new opportunities for innovative projects that are explicitly mission-driven.
Adding a “mission lens” to each team’s work ensures that we move our mission agenda and impact objectives forward. Now that’s what we call #SquadGoals.
We believe our mission can make a positive impact on multiple levels—improving individual health and financial wellbeing, reducing brain drain and accelerating development, and reducing carbon emissions, among others.
Want the full lowdown? This document unpacks our impact thesis using frameworks such as the Impact Management Project and Theory of Change, and references research to frame the impact we seek to create.
Each of these principles is at the heart of what we do.
Global employment distributes opportunities equally around the world. When everyone has access to the best jobs, anyone can realize their full potential.
To build trust, we maintain an active flow of information and communication, follow through with our commitments, and provide unwavering support.
Our team is on a shared mission to make global employment accessible to everyone. We leverage our diverse perspectives and experiences to drive this goal forward.