Before co-founding global hiring firm Remote, Job van der Voort was VP of product at GitLab, a tech firm with a fully remote workforce. Like any company without a physical office, GitLab was able to hire talent across the world, tapping into a global talent pool outside of the bounds of the daily commute.
Van der Voort found the processes for hiring new staff laborious and complex, particularly when taking on employees in a new region.
“We would find someone great in a country where we’ve never hired someone before and have to figure out: how do we pay them? How do we provide benefits? How do we stay compliant, which as you become a larger organization becomes more and more important,” said van der Voort, now CEO of Remote.