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Ep. 19

Why remote companies should hire globally

Remote work should be a reality for everyone, no matter what country they live in.

Western countries primarily experience a deficit of knowledge workers. Fortunately, it is estimated that emerging economies will see 1.5 billion knowledge workers entering the workforce.
Hiring a distributed team has traditionally been complex. Tony Jamous was set on fixing this problem by helping facilitate the connection of talent and opportunities on a global scale. Enter Oyster - a distributed talent enablement platform.
He makes a strong case on why you should hire a globally distributed team, and how you can find hidden talent around the world.
With him, we discussed:
  • How hiring globally will enable remote companies to win through diversity and inclusivity
  • Challenges companies face when hiring globally
  • The most prominent work corridors Oyster enables
  • How Oyster is training talent in non-western countries to reach remote companies in the western world and vice-versa
  • Aspects that make and break a successful distributed organization
  • How to overcome cultural differences through company culture.
You can find the full transcript here!
Stay tuned for the next episode, in which we will discuss Mass Collaboration online with Pia Mancini from Open Collective and the Democracy Earth Foundation
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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.

Tony Jamous

Tony is a tech entrepreneur, angel investor and has experience with hiring teams in over 50 countries. He is now the CEO and founder of Oyster, the company that believes anything is possible remotely and is making remote work a reality for everyone worldwide.
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