How to choose the right country to hire your remote employee

So you want to hire globally but don’t know where to look for talent?

Planning a hiring strategy is hard work, especially when you don’t know where to look. It involves planning, timing and a whole lot of research. The complexities of local labour laws, income tax and salary benchmarking could be enough to put you off.

But the team at WorkMotion have got you covered. To help you decide which countries to consider in the recruitment process, we’ve come up with resources and tools that can help.

Say hello to the Country Explorer

Cut through the confusion of global hiring. Our intelligent recommendation engine takes the guesswork out of finding the best country for your needs. Tell us what matters, and we’ll use in-depth data to pinpoint the ideal location for your next top talent acquisition.

Based on your exact hiring requirements, this tool recommends the top three countries where you should look for talent.

Get country-specific hiring playbooks

Each country you explore unlocks a free, downloadable Hiring Playbook. Think of it as a one-page cheat sheet with all the essential info for hiring success in a new market. Access:

Employment landscape overview: Understand regulations, taxes, and legalities

Local talent pool insights: Identify where to find the best candidates

Bonus: Links to local job boards to fast-track your search

How does the Country Explorer work?

Select your search parameters

Adjusting the scales by moving from very low to very high importance according to your requirements.

Click on Recommend Countries

Take a look at the top three countries suggested for you based on the importance you indicated for the eight criteria.

Download our Hiring Playbooks

These are especially designed for each country to help you understand the general hiring landscape in a country.

Hit Clear & try again

Re-adjust the importance levels and make as many recommendations as you would like to get different results.

Check out our detailed Country Guides

If you are looking for insights on what to expect in each country, we also have 100+ comprehensive country guides on our website that are specially designed to help you navigate the hiring landscape of each country.

These guides are free and easily downloadable and when you become a client of WorkMotion, we also give you access to our country guides from within our platform. These contain much more detail, so you’ll have everything you’ll need to create a smart hiring strategy in one place.

The guides provide you with up-to-date data about local holidays, labour conditions, leaves, benefits, and so much more.

Take our guided tour below and see our payroll process in action

Why our customers love the Salary Calculator

Wide coverage

We offer salary calculations in countries that cover over 80% of our onboarding demand. Basically, wherever top talent is located.


We offer clear information about the assumptions that we make about the persona for which we make these calculations.


We show tax and social security as a percentage of gross salary in the results.

Updated data

We keep our data in line with the latest tax regulations and use AI to improve our predictions.

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Our processes are quick, easy and extremely detailed. So you never have to worry about compliance, legal and tax-related issues when onboarding talent abroad.

"The people we hired are a testament to the fact that, with WorkMotion, we can hire the right talent, regardless of their location. Besides, using WorkMotion as our extended HR department and profiting for their quick processes is a win for us."

Yanis Mellata CEO & Co-founder at Kosy Office

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