Oyster launched a suite of new solutions, including Oyster Embedded and Oyster API. The company said Oyster Embedded will help users access Oyster’s hiring, payroll and rewards products from their existing software, without requiring extensive engineering or coding.
Meanwhile, Oyster API will help partners and customers connect Oyster to their existing technology solutions. This includes the facilitation of workflows, such as data transfer to HRIS tools or the automation of processes relating to expenses and time off.
“Global hiring is meant to create new opportunities for companies and their employees, but facilitating equitable people programs at scale is challenging without the right tools, and manual processes only further exacerbate losses of time and resources,” said Oyster Chief Operating Officer Mark Frein. “Plus, with many people plagued by notification overload and important actions falling through the cracks, it’s never been more critical for HR professionals to be equipped with solutions to streamline workflows.”
Oyster HR’s New Integrations
Also as part of the release, Oyster introduced integrations with Slack, Zapier and Personio. The Slack integration will send real-time notifications to users across the employment lifecycle to help them, for example, track a new hire’s onboarding progress, approve time off, and receive reminders on expenses and invoices.
The integration with Zapier will help move data such as time off and new hire information from Oyster to apps like Microsoft Teams, Google Sheets and Asana. Finally, the Personio integration will help sync records and time off data.
In August, Oyster launched an AI-powered chatbot designed to answer questions about global hiring and remote-work regulations. Called Pearl, the feature helps companies gather information that can help them make informed decisions on issues related to global employment. Oyster said Pearl offers a more intuitive and personalized experience rather than requiring users to search and read through large amounts of information.