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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Managing Remote Freelancers? These Principles Will Help

by Jon Younger

As remote freelance work grows more prevalent, managers need new skills. Jon Younger, Founder of the Agile Talent Collaborative, introduces five principles to help managers lead distributed teams of agile talent.

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How To Build A Successful Minimum Viable Product

by Vadim Dagman

Vadim Dagman, a former startup CEO and Toptal Product Engineer, introduces a set of practical tactics that can help teams create successful MVPs.

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Creating New Concepts With Design Thinking

by Michael Abehsera

Toptal designer Michael Abehsera explores how teams can apply the principles of design thinking to generate innovative ideas.

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How Top Companies Use Machine Learning

by Sib Mahapatra

How do top organizations use machine learning? Sib Mahapatra, Editor of Toptal Insights, shares case studies demonstrating how machine learning is deployed today to help companies of all sizes create value, cut costs and drive ROI.

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Building Teams For Rapid Innovation

by Sid Pinney

Innovation can be challenging for established organizations. Sid Pinney, Enterprise Sales Executive at Toptal, suggests that augmenting in-house innovation staff with agile talent can create effective teams with the best traits of both worlds.

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How Data Science Helps CU Boulder Stay On Mission

by Toptal Research

Learn how the University of Colorado uses sophisticated data aggregation, analytics and visualization to enhance the experience of 33,000 students and faculty at CU Boulder.

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Why Top Software Engineers Work Freelance

by Elijah Windsor

Elijah Windsor, a Toptal Software Engineer, shares his take on the key benefits that convince top talent to freelance.

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Total Talent Management and the Blended Workforce

by David Francis

David Francis, Senior Research Analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), explores the evolution of the blended workforce and explains the concept of Total Talent Management, a mindset that helps organizations maximize the value of agile team members.

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