When @chadkoh joined 3 months ago, he made a comparison and review between Deel https://letsdeel.com and Remote https://remote.com, and we ended up choosing Deel, as a global hiring/contract platform. You can work with people as employees or contractors in ~150 countries around the world.
Fission uses Humi https://humi.ca, which is a Canadian focused HR/payroll/benefits platform. We only use the basic HR information system, and we use it for all staff (e.g. for emergency contact info, travel information, etc.). It isn’t very remote first / distributed aware.
We also use a simple Canada only payroll system, Wave https://www.waveapps.com/payroll.
Justworks / Gusto are similar systems for US headquartered companies to cover contract and employment and healthcare in any state in the US>
Fission uses Deel for everyone outside of Canada. Deel is starting to show some comparables for salary compensation:
We use Angel List for our applicant tracking system (ATS). The free version works for us to post jobs and manage the application / interview process https://angel.co/company/fissioncodes/jobs. You can also embed those listings, like our careers page https://fission.codes/careers/.
AL ends up filtering somewhat for people who are OK with working at a startup. It may have issues in not reaching a very diverse audience.
We recently experimented with Remote OK https://remoteok.com/ with a paid job posting (~$800 for a month), and got a lot of traffic and applicants from it.
LinkedIn sucks for engineering roles – don’t waste your money there.
We use OpenComp https://www.opencomp.com/ as part of the process of figuring out offers. We currently aim to have global “equal pay for equal work” – that is, we don’t care where someone lives, we compensate them on role / seniority.
Candidates get offered equity, and can choose what level of equity vs cash compensation they want. We have a little spreadsheet that shows this. The options are granted monthly, with a 3 month cliff after the probation period.