Toptal Insights

With the world’s largest remote workforce, Toptal knows what it takes to stay competitive in today's economy. On Toptal Insights, we explore how talent plays an integral role in driving innovation, and the new ways of working that companies need to embrace to ensure they attract and retain the best.

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The Shadow Pandemic: Ransomware’s Present and Future Dangers for Corporations

by Peter Matuszak

The fight against ransomware can’t be left to government or law enforcement agencies alone. Corporate leaders must pitch in—to protect their own companies and the global economy.

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Hybrid Office Design: Ideas From a Global Leader in Workplace Architecture

by Sunny Gold

Real-world examples from Gensler, the architecture and design firm known for creating innovative workspaces for Ford, Verizon, and LinkedIn.

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Work As We Knew It Is Ending. The Remote, Freelance Revolution Has Begun

by Michael J. McDonald

Toptal’s Chief Economist believes now is the time for top talent to go freelance and for even more businesses to embrace contingent work. Thought leaders from the Fortune 500 consultancy JLL, BMO Financial Group, and more agree. Here’s why.

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What Every Executive Needs to Know About the Day Facebook Disappeared From the Internet

by Peter Matuszak

Leading Toptal engineering and finance experts analyze the social network’s epic outage and distill key takeaways for business leaders. Find out what you can do to protect your company from a costly service interruption.

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Treating Remote Employees Fairly in a Hybrid Workplace

by Lauren Drell

Unconsciously favoring in-office employees—also called distance bias—can make top talent quit. Toptal Insights spoke with experts at PwC, Gartner, and more about how to protect your business.

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Secrets of a Successful Hybrid Work Model

by Audrey Goodson Kingo

There is no one-size-fits-all structure for hybrid companies. Here, the CHRO of Nationwide and other business and thought leaders share their strategies for setting up the model that's right for you.

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The Right Way to Run Hybrid Meetings

by Sacha Connor

Sacha Connor logged more than 10,000 hours in hybrid meetings while leading marketing and innovation teams at The Clorox Company. Here are her hard-won tips for running successful sessions.

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Remote, not re-moat

by Taso Du Val

In the name of “returning to normal,” companies are forcing employees back into the office, locking out both themselves and their employees from working remotely—and all of the benefits that it brings.

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