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Upleveling Your Team: Hiring Strategically in the U.S.

Upleveling Your Team: Hiring Strategically in the U.S. - Remote Resources - Dynamite Jobs

This blog has been originally published on the Remote First Recruiting site

As a founder, there comes a pivotal moment when you need to shift from hiring lower-level "do-ers" to strategic employees who can elevate your processes and customer experiences. This often means moving beyond platforms like Fiverr or Upwork and hiring individuals who can think strategically, solve problems, and operate independently.

Imagine having a core employee who just "gets" you and your business needs—someone you can rely on across customer success, sales, and marketing. Now, imagine multiplying that kind of talent across your entire organization. 

The impact on your business would be tremendous.

When to Uplevel

Upleveling your team sounds great in theory, but it requires a significant investment. Here are a few key areas to consider:


To attract and retain core employees, you’ll need to offer competitive salaries. Hiring in the U.S. often involves hiring as W-2 employees, although many are also open to 1099 roles. Additionally, consider offering benefits such as paid time off (PTO), sick days, and home office stipends. These thoughtful investments show your commitment to your employees' well-being and job satisfaction.


Successful onboarding is crucial for setting up your new hires for success. They need to understand the who, what, when, where, and why of your business. A well-prepared onboarding process will ensure they hit the ground running and feel integrated into your company culture.

If you're unsure where to start, don't worry—we've helped many founders through these processes and have templates and helpful documentation to share. Our recruitment team enjoys guiding founders and helping them establish best practices for their teams.

Why Hire in the U.S.?

For North American-based founders or those with a significant U.S. customer base, hiring U.S.-based employees can be a game-changer. These core employees excel in process improvement, enhancing customer experience, and fostering long-term growth. They also make excellent team leads, capable of building out your customer success, marketing, or sales teams globally.

Ready to Uplevel Your Team?

If you're ready to take your team to the next level, we're here to help. Book a time with us here and let's discuss how we can uplevel your team together.

-Krista & the RFR Team✌️

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