TL; DR: RemoteTeam, headquartered in Silicon Valley and supported by a talented global staff, provides a unified HR platform for distributed workforces. More than 450 remote-first companies across the globe trust the all-in-one platform, which is powered by secure servers. Ultimately, RemoteTeam has the digital solutions businesses need — from payment and time-tracking tools to compliance documentation — to successfully support today’s distributed workforces, from payment and time-tracking tools to compliance documentation.
In today’s tech-forward world, requiring employees to perform remote-friendly work within the confines of an office is no longer just an inconvenience — for many, it’s unacceptable.
And that’s not just because, as studies show, office work dramatically increases the risk of transmission of coronavirus and other diseases.
“When we punish someone in our society, we send them to prison, making them stay within four walls for a set period of time,” said Sahin Boydas, Founder and CEO at RemoteTeam. “While incarcerated, prisoners get paid a small amount for the work they do. It’s the same with an office — you can only earn a living if you work within four walls. That’s absurd, and it needs to change.”
Sahin told us that the remote working trend has the potential to unlock opportunities for businesses and individuals across the globe. That’s why he founded RemoteTeam, an all-in-one human resources solution hosted on secure, redundant servers and designed specifically for distributed workforces.
The platform empowers users to provide entire teams with payment, time-tracking, and compliance tools, among other solutions. RemoteTeam also has its own app store, which contains a wide selection of tools and services commonly used to run successful virtual workplaces.
More than 450 remote-first companies in 200 countries currently use RemoteTeam’s HR platform and app store to get work done regardless of geographic location. If there is anything businesses have learned from the pandemic, it’s that the future of work is now. Fortunately, companies like RemoteTeam are helping leaders replace their outdated office setups with the modern and flexible working environments that employees deserve.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley & Run by a Global Team
The pandemic forced employers who were previously hesitant to allow employees to work from home to relinquish some control. After discovering the benefits of remote work — among them reduced stress, money savings, and reduced environmental impact — many leaders say they are never going back to the traditional office environment.
Sahin told us the mindset around remote work has completely changed since he launched his first Silicon Valley startup 10 years ago.
“I was talking to investors, and I would say, ‘I have a remote team in Europe, Turkey, and India,’” he said. “They would say, ‘No, remote teams don’t work. People only want local talent. Today, that’s totally changed. Everyone is going remote.”
And, thanks to Sahin’s forward-thinking approach, RemoteTeam is helping them do so successfully. He told us that he first had the idea to solve HR and operational problems related to remote working more than a decade ago.
“I have long believed that the world would eventually embrace remote work,” Sahin said. “A big reason for this is that tech entrepreneurs and startups are increasingly operating internationally.”
Case in point: Accelerator programs — which provide startups with resources like seed capital and working space — are helping more global companies than ever. Approximately 30% to 40% of every batch of companies that goes through the 500 Startup accelerator are international.
“Based on Silicon Valley’s playbook, I knew this could work,” Sahin said. “I incorporated the company in October 2019, and we launched around summertime — during the pandemic, actually. At that time, tools like ours that were previously good to have turned into must-haves.”
Payments, Human Resources & Compliance Solutions
RemoteTeam aims to provide an all-in-one platform encompassing the tools users need to manage their remote-first organizations. The automated tool suite includes solutions for managing payroll, taxes, invoicing, and time tracking.
The company’s additional remote management offerings include tools for team management, document signing, onboarding, inventory management, and expense tracking. Integration with borderless payment platforms makes compensation a breeze. Sahin told us that RemoteTeam empowers users to reliably and affordably pay contractors across the globe in compliance with local tax regulations.
“International payment solutions are at the core of the platform,” Sahin said. “But after companies come to us for their payment needs, they see we offer an entire HR platform.”
The company’s HR tools are designed for a remote-first working environment. “Since we don’t have buildings or departments anymore, we have teams. Our tools can help you rebuild organizational charts, etc. We want to build a charming feature soon to visualize the physical distance between two people.”
RemoteTeam’s app store, which contains a wide selection of tools and services commonly used to run successful virtual workplaces, represents the final piece of the puzzle.
“Between Dropbox, Google, Zoom, Slack, and Microsoft Teams, there are a lot of resources available for distributed teams,” Sahin said. “That’s why we also built an amazing remote team app store. It’s like one-click IT provisioning for small companies.”
RemoteTeam’s all-in-one platform and scalable servers make it easier for users to grow their businesses.
“We have companies that staffed just three people when they started with us grow to employ more than 120 people,” Sahin said. “We build tools that are relevant when you’re working with just two or hundreds of people.”
Fostering a Sense of International Comradery
In addition to a feature-rich platform, RemoteTeam takes pride in the fact that it employs approximately 30 people distributed across the globe. The strategy helps expose the team to diverse cultures and perspectives.
“It’s fascinating; between Africa, the U.S., England, India, and Pakistan, there’s always an election, holiday, or something else exciting going on,” Sahin said. “Our dashboard displays local holidays, which gives us a sense of connection with others and the opportunity to strike up a conversation. We learn so much about various cultures by working here.”
RemoteTeam’s goal is to become the be-all, end-all remote solution provider in Europe — and eventually the world.
“We want to provide the ultimate all-in-one platform for remote companies,” Sahin said. “Whatever a customer’s remote need is, we will handle it. Or we will have a company that we integrate with to handle it. We are really living in a new industrial era where remote work will create insane opportunities for everyone in the world — and we hope to help facilitate those opportunities.”
Helping Support the Work-from-Home Boom
Sahin predicts an even greater shift toward remote workforces as more employers realize employees can successfully perform job tasks at home, rather than being trapped in an office for eight hours a day.
“The pandemic hit us quickly, but in the future, I believe residential designers will be creating homes with designated offices — maybe three bedrooms and two offices — so people don’t have to work from their bedrooms,” he said. “Changes like that excite us.”
Moving forward, Sahin and his team plan to offer additional tooling beyond payments and human resources.
“We’re already getting people all the apps and tools they need to run a virtual workplace,” he said. “The final piece is centered on employee well-being. We want to help remote employees retain their motivation and be happier, in general.”
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