Competitor Comparisons

Remofirst vs Remote: A Comparison

March 30, 2023

Remote work has (literally) opened up a world of opportunities for both employers and employees. Employers that offer remote work options can hire the best talent as remote workers from anywhere in the world, while employees are no longer limited to job opportunities in their local area.

But hiring a global remote team comes with legal implications. How can business owners ensure compliance with laws and regulations across countries and continents while offering employees a global compensation and benefits package?

One solution that’s becoming increasingly popular is to partner with an employer of record (EOR) organization. EORs are companies that have legal entities all over the world and take care of hiring, compensation, global payroll, and benefits management for local employees.

However, for many businesses, costs have always been a limiting factor when it comes to hiring global talent — a problem that Remofirst is on a mission to solve. 

Remofirst is disrupting the EOR sector with services that are more agile, cost-efficient, and comprehensive than big-name competitors like Remote — making it the Robin Hood of EORs. 

Take a look at this infographic to see how Remofirst stacks up against Remote.

Who are EORs for?

  • Remofirst: Startups, SMEs, Enterprises
  • Remote: Startups, Small Businesses, Enterprises

Where are EOR services available?

Remofirst - 160+ Countries

Remote - 82 Countries (as of Nov 2023)

How long does it take to onboard a new employee?

  • Remofirst: Same-day onboarding
  • Remote: 1 to 2 days average to onboard a new employee

Activity Dashboard

Remofirst: Employers have access to activity dashboards that show how teams are distributed, how much you are spending, and more.

Payroll Processing

Remofirst: Payroll processing for full-time remote employees and contractors (Remofirst automatically calculates team members’ hours, bonuses, and commissions into payroll), time-off management, tax management, benefits administration.

Remote: Payroll processing for full-time employees and contractors, time off management, tax management, and benefits administration.

Employee Benefits

  • Remofirst provides device delivery service on behalf of employers at no extra cost, so companies can send equipment to their team members anywhere around the world quickly and easily.
  • Remofirst offers the possibility to provide global healthcare insurance and pension plans for employees.
  • Remote offers healthcare and pension plans.

Customer Support

Remofirst has dedicated account managers for each client and the following support options: Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 Chat. Background Screening services for employers to mitigate hiring risks. Remofirst can also sponsor visas in 65+ countries.

Remote has email support, a help center, and a 24/7 help widget, but live chat is only available 2am-10pm UTC on working days.


Remofirst: Starts at $199/person/month for EOR services and $25 for contractors, with no minimum or fixed contract terms.

Remote: $599/employee/month for EOR services if billed annually, $699 with monthly billing. $29 per contractor/month.

Get more for your money when you hire with Remofirst.

Ready to save money on hiring your global team while offering your global workforce more benefits? Book a demo to discover how Remofirst can help you legally employ talent in over 160 countries.