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 End of Traditional Employment—The Other Gig Economy

by Michael Kearns

As the number of skilled professionals turning to agile work increases, explore how the Talent Economy differs from the Gig Economy, how it offers up a very different mix of benefits and challenges, and why it could mean the end of traditional employment.

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3 Ways Virtual Reality Will Transform eCommerce

by Michael Abehsera

The rise of mobile VR technology is about to create a new playing field in the retail industry - and everyone needs to adapt. Learn how retailers and consumers alike, can thrive in the new era of online commerce.

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How Agile Talent Can Transform Your Growth Mindset

by Jon Younger

Disruptive technology has created a wave of opportunity to innovate. But for leaders on the lookout for new engines of growth, are there more effective strategies? Learn how agile talent - with its history of success - can offer new growth mindsets for enterprises.

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State of the Workforce: 2017

by Raj Jeyakumar

As agile talent and distributed teams grow in prominence, what are the implications for the future of work? Toptal surveyed over a thousand business leaders to learn how organizations are preparing for a new era of employment.

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Report: State of the Workforce

by Toptal Research

In a competitive global economy, acquiring the right talent quickly is mission critical for companies—and hiring external or freelance talent has become key for success. According to Forbes, "Attitudes in companies of all sizes toward freelancers are changing, as more hire high-caliber external consultants and creatives to add to the brainpower of their teams." State of the Workforce is the most comprehensive look at the pace of industry transition to a freelance and virtual workforce reality.

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How Machine Learning Can Enhance Cybersecurity for Autonomous Cars

by Dino Causevic

Security is a critical concern for self-driving cars. Learn how machine learning can be deployed to protect autonomous cars from cyberattacks and malware.

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How Software Will Dominate the Automotive Industry

by Toby Clarence-Smith

The rise of autonomous vehicles will cause a tectonic shift in the mobility industry―and incumbents must evolve along with it. Learn how automakers can position themselves to flourish in the new era of mobility.

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How Autonomous Driving Created A Talent War

by Sib Mahapatra

As vehicular autonomy draws closer to reality, automotive players are locked in a high-stakes competition for top talent―and artificial intelligence isn’t the only skill in demand.

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