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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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Fitter, Happier, More Productive – An Artificial Intelligence Case Study

by Toptal Research

There's a wealth of practical applications for powerful technology like AI, like creating health and wellbeing resources for a new generation of college students. Here, we offer an inside glimpse into how the University of Southern California accomplished just that with the help of on-demand talent.

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Unlocking the Power of a Multigenerational Workforce, Part 1: Does Age Matter?

by Toptal Research

From the Greatest Generation to Gen Z, our modern workforce spans decades of time, culture, and experience. This series explores the challenges and potential of this new world of work. This installment looks at why skills matter more than age and how employers are looking beyond birthdates and geography to find talent.

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How to Weather the Cloud Skills Shortage

by Toptal Research

If your company isn’t focused on digital transformation, you’re falling behind—and putting your organization at a tremendous disadvantage. Here’s what you need to know about the cloud skills shortage and how you can survive (and thrive) despite this labor shortfall.

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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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Harnessing Global Power – 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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