How Deel helps Slite bring on some of the best talent thousands of miles from France

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The Company

Meet Slite

Founded in 2017, Slite started as a note-taking app and has matured into what, we feel, is the perfect communication tool for remote teams. It helps bring centralised information across space and time, even start new projects, and in the end it keeps everyone on the same page no matter where their location. Slite is a fully distributed team of 32 that all work remotely from 7 different countries (for now!) in 6 different time zones.

The Problem

Finding the best talent

Slite has always been remote, but originally in a hybrid model, with a Paris office. When they came back from YCombinator, they started to hire quite a lot and wanted the absolute best people they could find, so they decided to put no geographical constraints.

For them, it was clear going remote would open doors for the international talent they couldn't access or employ in France. Attempting to bring on that talent without all the hassle didn't seem like an option until Chris, their CEO, brought up Deel. It was the answer for hassle-free, compliant remote hiring and seamless contractor onboarding.

Knowing that they could access compliant contracts for different regions, run payroll, and provide easy-to-use payment options, including Crypto, made it a no-brainer for them.

The Solution

How Deel deals with it

When they first onboarded with Deel, they only had one person to bring on, so the process didn't take very long. As far as the experience, it was speedy, easy, and very straightforward. Now, they've onboarded 17 team members with Deel EOR and Deel Contractor Management across 12 countries, including a full-time employee. It's helped them bring on some of the best talent thousands of miles from France. Their product and vision continue to get better with the evolving blend of talent and diversity.

The Results

Time is money. Slite is saving both.

Depending on the country, running payroll can take several hours and span a few days double-checking and processing everything. With Deel, all it takes is a couple of clicks to run payroll. It's a fraction of the time it used to take them to do it manually.

"As far as legal fees, it's tough to assess the number because we have other legal needs we still have to address. But, for example, if we wanted to cover every base for each contract drafted, with specific compliance aspects for each country, we'd be spending around $500 for each new contractor. And that would exponentially increase if we're talking employees."

People in their team have also achieved a life-long dream of moving to a new country without needing to find a new job. They can now better serve customers with new hires outside of CET, allowing them to cover more hours and offer more support.

One of the biggest positives is that it allows them as a company to help local communities. Before, they had to move to a big city or even a new country to work in tech. Now they can stay where they want and get paid fairly. In turn, that money goes back to the community.

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