How Zelos Gaming optimized hiring and payroll so they could level up their growing business
Meet Zelos 👋
Founded in 2019, Zelos Gaming is a cross-game multi-platform rewards program that enables gamers to earn points by completing in-game tasks or accomplishments and redeem virtual prizes. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Zelos Gaming takes the largely popularized concept of battle passes and applies it to a wide variety of games. The more you do, the more you play, and the more you accomplish, the greater the rewards. Backed by Mark Cuban, Coinbase, and other investors, Zelos gaming is also diving headfirst into the world of NFTs.
Hiring woes, and global obstacles
For a small team, hiring a global team can quickly become next to impossible. Navigating local labor laws, compliant contracts, and other agreements would have taken Zelos ages, making the reality of having an international team seem unrealistic. It would have taken too much time and too many resources for them to make it a priority.
If global hiring seemed like a pain, add global payroll to the mix. It became super overwhelming. To pay their international team members, Zelos was using PayPal, which was a massive issue for them. It wasn't an ideal workflow, and the process posed a significant security risk for the team.
How we Deel with it
Deel made global hiring and payroll possible for Zelos. With automated and locally compliant contracts, Zelos could recruit anywhere in the world. Also, instead of hiring a dedicated Chief of Staff or Executive Assistant, they could rely on Deel to ensure legal compliance. Deel has centralized their global payroll, allowing them to pay team members on time, with ease, and have peace of mind that the entire process is safe and secure for everyone. Zelos has used Deel to onboard 16 contractors across ten different countries, and it couldn't have been easier.
Freedom to focus on growing the business
Now that Zelos doesn't have to worry about dedicating their time and resources to hiring and payroll admin, they can focus on strategies and initiatives to grow their business. The experience has been incredibly smooth, both internally and externally. It makes onboarding a breeze for their team and ensures a positive experience for new team members, helping everyone get started on the right foot.
They're a fully remote team, and using Deel has helped and continues to support them reach aggressive hiring targets around the world. They can now recruit talent across the globe without having to worry about a thing.