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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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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Why MassMutual Ditched Hierarchical Job Titles—and Reaped Big Rewards

by Kerry Hannon

MassMutual shook up its hierarchical organizational structure to create a more collaborative workforce. Experts weigh in on how it’s going—and what leaders can learn from the overhaul.

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3 Bold Predictions for the Real Future of Virtual Work

by Matthew M.F. Miller

Pandemic-necessitated remote work arrangements brought the office and all of its pitfalls into the home. The future of virtual work will look entirely different.

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The Right Mix: Blending Remote Cultures After a Merger or Acquisition

by June Bell

Bringing together two businesses and their distinct cultures can be especially tricky when workforces are remote. Cultural due diligence and active listening can help ensure a unified operation.

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How to Lead Fewer, Better Meetings in 2021 and Beyond

by Matthew M.F. Miller

Author Daniel Stillman shares tips every leader needs to improve the organizational communication issues plaguing suddenly remote teams.

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How Open Talent Can Drive Healthcare’s Digital Transformation

by Erik Stettler

The keys to future growth, innovation, and safety will require access to the exact skills needed at the exact right time.

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How Verizon Created an Award-Winning Virtual Internship Program

by Stephanie Emma Pfeffer

Last year, Verizon transformed its internship program to be fully remote. Here’s how they created a rewarding experience for students and managers.

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Digitally Divided: Zoom-less Rural America Looks to Close Broadband Gap

by Michael J. McDonald

Poor investments and service monopolies have blocked many Americans from high-speed internet access. Renewed interest in boosting broadband might finally bridge the access gap.

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