Testing & Screening
Toptal's Network & Services
Many organizations are faced with the issue of finding reliable engineers, designers, and other specialized talent. At Toptal, we leverage smart infrastructure and a rigorous screening process to curate the best talent the world has to offer. In a typical Toptal engagement, in almost all cases we’ll introduce you to candidates within 24 hours, and 90% of our clients hire the first candidate we introduce.
These aren’t just any candidates either. At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our experts (please see “Testing & Screening” below) to ensure we only supply experts of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, we accept fewer than 3%. You’ll work with experts in design, technology, or business (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) who hand-select the right match for you from our network.
We screen for communication skills, personality, domain-specific knowledge, and a high level of professionalism. Approximately 3% of applicants pass the screening process.
Our process includes a variety of ways to determine skill and proficiency, including portfolio reviews, technical coding challenges, user or market research, business cases, project management backlog grooming, formal assessments, as well as live problem-solving sessions as appropriate to the candidate and vertical.
We match all candidates with senior Toptal domain experts for each and every interview, and all applicants complete a test project to demonstrate live proficiency with a project similar to what they would work on in a typical engagement.