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Ep. 4

Hiring international employees remotely

The world is getting increasingly connected and an ever-rising number of companies are not limiting themselves to local talent, but are reaching out to the incredibly qualified global talent pool. If you don’t join this trend, chances are high that you and your company might be outperformed.

In this episode, we are joined by Matt Drozdzynski from Pilot, a platform that allows distributed teams to hire and pay employees anywhere in the world, hassle-free. With him, we explore the new possibilities, challenges and benefits of hiring a (remote) team internationally.  Among others, we will cover the following topics:
  • The main differences in hiring locally and internationally
  • The challenge of finding and onboarding international talent
  • The most efficient way of starting, and ending a contract online
  • Why you should hire internationally as a company
Being an expert on the topic, Matt is giving valuable insights on setting up the right systems, avoiding common mistakes and effectively leveraging the benefits of hiring internationally.  Find the full transcript here! Stay tuned for the next episode with Danielle Morrill, Senior Growth Marketer at GitLab and founder of Mattermark. She shared her insights on leading and managing a remote team and discussed the possibilities of encouraging a good work-life balance within your team, as well as in your own life while working remotely.  What should we talk about next? We are open to any feedback and suggestions about our previous or future episodes, so send us an email at

About your hosts

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
Sondre co-founded SafetyWing together with Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was then born with the aim of building a global social safety net.

Matt Drozdzynski

Founder & CEO
Matt Drozdzynski is the CEO and founder of Pilot. He has over 10 years of experience hiring people around the world, and scaling distributed teams. He runs Pilot, a Y Combinator-backed company, that takes care of payroll, benefits and compliance for remote teams.
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