How EMF Media cut their time spent on hiring and payroll by 50%
Meet EMF Media 👋
Not your typical marketing agency, EMF Media operates like a growth incubator for startups and brand-builders across Europe. They’re focused on helping brands build from the ground up by offering full scale marketing services, specializing in the e-commerce industry.
Working with decentralized processes
Being a marketing agency, they often work with freelancers, and independent contractors. This made things difficult from an HR perspective, as there were varying contract conditions and employment types. Having to manage different contracts, along with payroll, quickly became incredibly tedious, and time consuming. Not to mention, it was a headache bringing on new talent, which created a bottleneck in growing the team.
Accounting and payroll
At one point, EMF Media was using 5 different platforms in order to accommodate the different payment requirements for each contractor. Payroll was messy, and the team would spend hours on end working to get everyone paid on time. It was a very decentralized process, and they had to have multiple bank accounts in order to pay their team.
How we Deel with it
Onboarding Deel completely overhauled their hiring and payroll process. With the contract templates, and flexibility to hire pay as you go, milestone based, or full time contractors, EMF Media has no problem onboarding new team members. Centralizing their payroll has also reduced their workload significantly, and they can accommodate their contractors payment options with ease. With Deel, the team has onboarded 48 contractors across 15 different countries.
Automation for days
Since bringing Deel to EMF Media, the team has cut 50% of the time spent navigating different platforms, and manual process from onboarding to payroll. Not only have they been able to allocate those resources elsewhere, but it’s also given them the tools and flexibility they need to scale.
Deel has become a vital platform in their day-to-day operations, but has remained straightforward, simple, and easy to use. It’s given their team a feeling of security, and has elevated their remote working experience, making the team at EMF media feel more comfortable, connected, and empowered.