Atlas combines industry expertise and technology in their offering, empowering companies to hire and pay employees beyond their borders, while keeping them compliant with local labor laws.
Atlas is a 100% direct employer of record (EOR) and international payroll platform that enables companies to hire and pay talent almost anywhere in the world. They’ll assume the role of legal employer on your behalf; this means once you find employees that you want to hire, they’ll help you manage those employees’ lifecycle, from onboarding to payroll processing - all while keeping you compliant with local labor laws.
If you need to bring employees in your country or send them abroad, The team at Atlas can take care of sponsoring their work/business visas for you. They will also work closely with those employees to get them settled in their new environment; this includes finding them suitable housing, handling their moving logistics, and providing them with cars that they can use for work commute and getting around town.
Another thing the team at Atlas can help you with is setting up an office overseas. Let them know your budget, space and equipment requirements, and they’ll help you search for a suitable location and take care of the paperwork.
Lastly, Atlas enables you to stay informed on country policy changes, employment legislation, taxation requirements and more. They have an in-platform reference guide that covers several relevant topics. Their Legal & Compliance Managers also provide expert advice and you consult them regarding your expansion strategy—whether you’re an Atlas customer or not.
Atlas is made for companies that need help hiring and paying employees abroad. If you’re running a local operation or work mostly with freelancers abroad and not full time employees or contract-based hires, Atlas isn’t the best fit for you.
Atlas is used by over a thousand companies, including Toyota, CACI, Bath & Body Works, Coupa, PAE, and Namely.
Atlas reported the following figures:
Atlas also has capabilities for:
Atlas currently integrates with PayPal and Stripe.
You can be up and running in a new market in just a couple weeks with Atlas. To initiate the process, you’ll need to share your employee information with Atlas’ team, and they’ll help onboard them into the system. Since the full implementation process is usually customized to each client’s needs, we recommend that you reach out to Atlas’ team to learn more.
Customers on the Premium and Enterprise plans are assigned a dedicated customer success manager to see to their needs and questions.
Atlas’ journey began in 2015. Companies were increasingly looking into hiring beyond their borders but were struggling to do so because of their lack of a legal entity and knowledge of the HR practices where the employees are based. This is when Rick Hammell (founder and CEO) set out to create a platform that enables companies to hire globally, manage compliance, and pay their employees in their home countries without the need for a local entity.
Today, Atas’ success can be measured in numbers. They have a customer retention rate of over 95%, with legal entities in over 160 countries, and support over 90 languages.