GitLab selects Remote to bolster tech recruitment worldwide

Self-serve recruitment platform Remote will allow GitLab to employ tech talent from over 40 countries around the world with full local legal compliance.

GitLab, an organisation that operates entirely remotely, will now be able to leverage global payroll, compliance and tax management, as well as other benefits, for a competitive rate of $599 per employee per month.

Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of GitLab, said: “Remote is a great source for the global tech industry in the way that it opens up global remote employment and provides a new way to access tech talent.

“Remote’s self-serve platform will help make remote work models simpler and more accessible by offering tech companies a means to speed up hiring and by reducing the time and costs associated with building global remote teams, all while supporting their employees so that they feel secure and protected.”

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Job van der Voort, CEO of Remote, commented: “We’re on a mission to remove the barriers to opportunity by enabling companies to offer great jobs to employees wherever they are in the world.

“We are particularly proud to be making a difference to GitLab, as they set a very high bar as the pioneers of the global remote model.

“We want to help all businesses to experience the benefits that come with being able to quickly and simply employ the best talent in the world regardless of location.”

Remote’s new partnership with GitLab comes off the back of $11 million in investment from Two Sigma Ventures, Index Ventures and General Catalyst.

Villi Iltchev, partner at Two Sigma Ventures, said: “Remote is powering the next generation of remote work by effortlessly making it possible for companies to employ tech talent from over 40 countries in the world in full compliance with local labour regulations.

“Until now, for most entrepreneurs the idea of global remote employment wasn’t worth the cost or the legal headaches. Remote has removed these barriers and entrepreneurs around the world will no longer have to restrict their hiring to people in their home country or state.

“This is a revolution in the future of work which will lead to faster access to talent which will in turn speed up tech innovation.”

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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.