Our Manifesto

Our Manifesto

Take Off The Blinders

Our view of hiring has been far too limited for too long. It's time to take off our blinders, and start recognizing the opportunities that are enabled by a global workforce.

Our view of hiring has been far too limited for too long. We have been blind to the opportunities enabled by a global workforce, which both reduces costs and accelerates growth.

For the first time in human history, everything has changed. It's possible to work virtually from anywhere on the planet, and there are 196 countries in the world, all of which have incredible talent.

Committing to using global talent can give you extraordinary employees for a reasonable cost. And with a fully-remote team, you can invest the money that would have been spent on office space into growing your business.

There are about 7.7 billion people globally, and only 4.25% of them live in the United States. There are amazing people and remarkable things going on outside of our neighborhoods. If we can open our eyes to that, there is tons of opportunity!

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Make Hiring Easier

The way we currently hire is inefficient. We aim to fundamentally change the way that companies hire talent, making it quicker and easier to access the global workforce.

Before 2020, the job market was bad enough that 56% of U.S. companies had to offer signing bonuses to attract business school graduates.

The challenges the world experienced in 2020 relieved some of that pressure, but there is still a huge talent shortage across the board. Recently, 73% of hiring managers said that they had a hard time finding candidates with the skills they were looking for. This problem can be solved by expanding your talent pool. When a company becomes location-agnostic, its talent pool expands exponentially and salary costs decrease.

Shifting our focus to the global job market will fundamentally change the way that companies hire talent! By increasing your hiring options, you can hire faster and more efficiently.

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Connect People

For too long, talent has been tied to geography. People could only work for employers who were near them. Technology has changed everything, and we want to harness that power to bring people together.

For hundreds of years, talent was tied to geography. People could only work for employers who were near them. Technology has changed everything.

We've seen first-hand how difficult it is to hire global talent. The process can take months, sometimes years, of setup time for each country. And the average cost is about $80,000 per country as well. It doesn't have to be like this!

We aim to give companies a better option. Thousands of virtual networks have linked landmasses together once again through technology. We want to take that connection even further, by joining companies and talent that may not have otherwise found each other.

In a world where potential customers can be all across the globe, we believe that companies can do more when they're closer to their users. This is not an easy task, but we believe that we can make it just a little easier.

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Empower People With More Freedom

Companies are constantly on the lookout for ways to make their talent happier and retain them longer. It is time to acknowledge that the best way to keep people happy is by empowering them with more freedom!

Along with hiring globally, the strongest companies of the future will be remote-first. It's only a matter of time until most Fortune 500 and global brands give their employees the flexibility to work from anywhere. In fact, the shift has already begun. Recently, 21% of business leaders said that they believe that global mobility is a priority for attracting top talent.

Whether it's working from a beach in Portugal, the mountains in Switzerland, or a skyscraper in Dubai — employees are happier when they're given the freedom to build their ideal work environment, and companies benefit from this happiness.

It's undeniable that remote work is also better for parents and families, allowing them to step away from the desk when they need to and take care of unexpected events. If someone has a family member who gets sick, they can continue working while also taking care of them.

Over 50% of hiring professionals agree that work flexibility not only attracts candidates but also encourages retention. Giving your teammates the flexibility to choose how they work and when they work empowers them to perform better and stay in their current job longer.

Increasingly, employees want to be location-agnostic, and companies who support this will have access to the best talent at the most competitive prices.

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Increase Opportunity

Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. We want to build a future where talented individuals have access to flexible jobs that allow everyone to earn a living, no matter what the individual circumstance.

Our mission is to turn every country into an opportunity center. Not only is this better for businesses and their employees, but the world as a whole. Remote work is the most potent tool against global, systemic inequality. By giving global employers the superpower to hire anywhere, they can find the extraordinary talent in these nations, spurring economic growth.

Global companies can also hire American talent, which helps more Americans find great jobs, and expands opportunity everywhere. We benefit when international companies want to hire American talent, and businesses benefit when global labor pools are larger.

More remote first companies also means more opportunity for people with health issues such as disabilities, autoimmune diseases, and other conditions that keep them from commuting to the office. The employment rate for those who are differently abled is 50-75% lower than those who are.

A world where no one is denied dignity or opportunity because of location, illness or circumstance is within reach. We want to do whatever we can to unlock those possibilities right now.

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Make Work Joyful

We truly believe that work is something that should spark joy and not feel like a burden or hindrance to anyone's life.

Recent surveys have shown that those working remotely have more time with their families and a more positive attitude in general, as well as getting more sleep and eating healthier. In fact, 82% of workers reported lower stress levels since they started working remotely. That's huge!

Remote workers are happier, less likely to leave, and more productive than workers who are required to come into an office. And with good reason! Having flexibility and trust allows you to handle things when life happens, rather than having to take time off and stress about letting people down and losing vacation time.

Over 50% of hiring professionals agree that work flexibility not only attracts candidates but also encourages retention. Giving your teammates the flexibility to choose how they work and when they work empowers them to perform better and stay in their current job longer.

All of these reasons are why we started Panther.

We want to help companies access a global talent pool and champion talent over location by automating everything related to global payroll, compliance, benefits, and taxes.

We operate a network of international entities on behalf of our customers, so they don't have to. With Panther, years of bureaucracy turns to minutes, and subsidiaries become a thing of the past — for a fraction of the cost.

Matt Redler, Co-founder & CEO at Panther