How do I start hiring a new contractor?

To hire a new contractor, log in to Oyster and access the Hiring flow.

Our virtual hiring assistant, Pearl, is there to help you every step of the way!


  • You have Admin access to your company’s account.
  • You are logged in to the Oyster Platform with your admin credentials.


  1. Click Hire > Start hiring.
  2. Click on the "Select a country" drop-down menu and pick the country of your contractor.
  3. Scroll down to choose how you want to hire. Click the Hire Contractor button.
  4. Enter details about the contractor.
  5. Click Next to continue populating all forms (role information, compensation, benefits, and additional clauses).
  6. Click Confirm, and you'll reach a "status page" with an overview of the following steps 
  7. Invite the contractor to the platform (How do I invite a contractor to Oyster?)

  8. Once the contractor creates an account and completes an onboarding form, you can "Send for signatures". (How are contracts signed?)
  9. After both parties sign the contract, the contractor is fully onboarded.

To hire a new employee, check out the Submitting a new hire request article. 

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