HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts

Global HR Compliance Issues Faced by Remote Teams w/ Jack Mardack, Oyster

September 16, 2021 The HR Gazette Season 1 Episode 338
HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts
Global HR Compliance Issues Faced by Remote Teams w/ Jack Mardack, Oyster
Show Notes

Most countries have their own laws and regulations surrounding labor and employment. This means managing your distributed team while making sure you’re compliant can be very complicated.

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t helped matters either. For example, U.S. legislation such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act—and many others being rolled out by governments worldwide—have increased the already mounting pressure on people managers.

Whether you're an international corporation or a single startup with employees around the world, adeptly providing for your remote team has never been more important.

In this HRchat Jack Mardack, Co-Founder at Oyster discusses the findings of a recently published report on the future of HR, share some key info you need to know about global HR compliance and common HR compliance issues faced by remote teams in addition to how HR teams can remain globally compliant.   

Jack and his team are on a mission to tackle the global talent gap by encouraging organizations to think internationally about their talent.

"By forcing us to change our behavior," says Jack, "the pandemic showed us that we can work very differently in the future than we have in the past. And that we can be much more deliberate in designing how we want to work at our own companies. Letting go of our historical reliance on the Office is only a part of the change.

Jack believes we are at the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the world of work, and Oyster are keen to help usher it in!

Questions include: 

  • You recently developed and published a report together with 451 Research, on the future of HR. What did the report reveal?
  • How should HR leaders think differently in order to capitalize on these new opportunities for organizational impact?
  • Oyster is a globally distributed company. How do you maintain a strong work culture with individuals spread across the world?
  • What other companies are setting a good example for distributed HR?
  • What are your parting words of advice to HR leaders at partially or fully distributed companies?

 About Oyster

Oyster is a distributed HR platform that enables companies to hire, pay, and care for talented teammates regardless of location. The company is on a mission to remove the barriers to cross-border employment so that companies can tap into the global talent pool and talented people improve their employability no matter where they are. Learn more at

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