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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Industry Perspective: Salesforce On Team Alignment And Agile Talent

by L. David Kingsley

L. David Kingsley describes how teams align on goals at Salesforce, and how the blended workforce provides the agility that organizations need to compete in a fast-changing world.

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How Bridgestone Keeps Trucks On the Road, Digitally

by Toptal Research

Learn how Bridgestone, the world's largest tire manufacturer, is using digitization to streamline the tire retreading process globally.

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Creating an Employer Brand for Freelancers

by Jon Younger

As organizations turn to blended teams to achieve business goals, executives must demonstrate that freelancers are a valued element of their workforce. Jon Younger, founder of the Agile Talent Collaborative, explains how to create an effective employer brand for agile talent.

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Convince Your Team To Go Remote: FAQ

by Julia Stanaro

Going remote can be a big decision. Julia Stanaro, Manager of Enterprise Account Solutions at Toptal, shares her responses to the most common questions posed by executives about the value of remote work.

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Why Distributed Teams Matter, and How to Build One

by Alan Fiddes

Alan Fiddes, Head of Projects at Toptal and a ThoughtWorks veteran with over ten years of experience managing distributed teams, explains how building and managing remote teams can create a major competitive advantage in today’s talent marketplace.

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How to Build Culture in Remote Teams

by Mark Bosma

How can you build a healthy culture when your employees are far away? Mark Bosma, VP of Sales at Toptal, explores the cultural best practices that helped Toptal grow to hundreds of team members and nine-figure annual revenue—all in a 100% remote organization.

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Welcome to the Talent Economy

by Jon Younger

Deep expertise has never been more in demand—or harder to find. Jon Younger, founder of the Agile Talent Collaborative, examines how agile talent has reinvented the relationship between worker and workplace, enabling organizations to tap the global talent “cloud.”

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What 10 Influential Fortune 500 CEOs Are Saying About Remote Work

by Paul Estes

Some of the world’s biggest companies are adopting remote work policies. Here’s how 10 of them stack up.

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