A contractor-only platform may suit your current needs. But as you grow, you may find that hiring contractors poses a risk of misclassification in certain countries, which can result in fines or penalties.
If your plans include both contractors and full-time employees, you want a platform that can handle both to help reduce your management overhead.
It’s important to understand the vendor’s employment model and whether they own their own legal entities (the safest bet) or are working with third parties (pretty dodgy).
Many vendors claim to provide employment services in more than 180 countries, but how they provide those services in each country is important. If they rely on third parties in the countries where you are hiring, this can present serious business risks. Only work with a provider that can guarantee owned legal entities in the countries where you want to hire.
Many global HR and payroll solutions seem like a good value until you get the first bill.
Be sure to ask about minimum costs per country or employee, onboarding and offboarding fees, whether they charge based on a percentage of the employee’s compensation, currency transaction fees, wire fees, and more. You should never be surprised by your bill.
You want to make sure your IP is never handed off or compromised in any way, which could expose your company to big risks. Your provider should offer maximum protection for your IP and have local legal experts whose job it is to stay on top of evolving IP laws.
The last thing you want is a data breach of sensitive employee information. At a minimum, the platform should be GDPR and SOC 2 compliant. If it isn’t, look elsewhere.
$29 per contractor per month: only pay for the contractors you actually work with
$599 per employee per month
15% discount on Remote service fees for an unlimited number of hires for 12 months with the code RFS15OFF
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Free for any full-time refugee talent hired
Mid-market rate plus 1%
Wire transfer, Wise, Payoneer
100% fully owned entities
Starts at $500 per employee per month, up to $600
No startup program
No social purpose organization program
No refugee talent program
Limited country availability
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What they say
On Deck is a remote-first company looking to work with the best talent, without regard to borders or time zones, and Remote has helped us accelerate those hiring plans. On Deck is driven by a spirit of service to others and we're thrilled to work with a value aligned company like Remote.
We previously wrestled with the fine details of taxes across multiple geographies, work permits, benefits administration, and lots more. Remote has eliminated this complexity so we can focus on scaling quickly.
Remote allows us to effortlessly onboard new employees, safe in the knowledge that we are fully compliant. We are free to select the best candidates available, enabling us to focus on growing our business.