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Toptal Insights provides thought leadership about topics central to the future of work, innovation, and distributed teams. We frequently collaborate with Toptal's enterprise team and clients, sharing exclusive perspective on emerging trends.

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State of the Remote Workforce 2019

by Toptal Research

Staffing platforms offer talent on-demand, yet 75% of organizations say accessing quality talent is a top 3 concern. Our State of the Remote Workforce Report investigates the forces affecting the industry and the key ways talent providers and organizations need to adapt to the future of work.

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Inside Toptal’s Distributed Screening Process

by Cole Stryker

WordPress cofounder and Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg interviews Toptal CEO Taso Du Val about how he built his fully distributed company and modern recruitment's major sea change.

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What Is Staff Augmentation?

by Toptal Research

Staff augmentation is a powerful tool for any organization’s arsenal, but not many understand the different types of staff augmentation and how to choose the right model. This is the perfect place to get started.

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How Digital Transformations Succeed

by Toptal Research

This piece provides a starting point for understanding digital transformation and creating an effective strategy, with case studies, research, and a six-part framework for success.

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Calm Before the Storm

by Tasha Huebner

The company behind the world's leading meditation app found itself in a decidedly non-calming situation when an outage revealed an immediate need for a new system.

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Optimizing the Future of Global Humanitarian Efforts

by Toptal Research

The European and Americas winners of the Toptal Scholarship for Women are reinvigorating global humanitarian efforts by applying cutting-edge technologies to refugee relief and scientific research.

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Triggering Productive Behavior: Motivation Tips for Work

by Jordan DeVos

When productivity wanes, the most effective solution is to get motivated. However, this is easier said than done. Motives might be deep-rooted, but once uncovered, they can trigger productive behavior. Neuroscientific research links motivation to self-sustaining productivity.

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The New Millionaires: Establishing a Lucrative Freelance Career

by Toptal Research

We consulted with some of the highest earners (mid-six-figures or more) in the Toptal network on the current landscape of freelancing, traits of high-performing freelancers, and how remote talent can create lucrative freelance careers on their terms.

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