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Special Report Rise of Remote

Toptal is the largest fully remote workforce in the world. This gives us a unique perspective during this time of unprecedented change. Our Rise of Remote initiative provides the tools and resources companies need when they find themselves suddenly remote.

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Remote Work Is More Efficient: A Q&A with Ismael Peinado

by Paul Estes

Ismael Peinado is the chief technology officer at Toptal, the world’s largest fully distributed company. Paul Estes, editor-in-chief of Staffing.com, recently sat down with Peinado to discuss Toptal’s “The Suddenly Remote Playbook,” a guide for building and sustaining an enterprise-grade remote work environment.

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Trusting a Remote Workforce: A Q&A with Michelle Labbe

by Paul Estes

Michelle Labbe, VP of people at Toptal, leads the people and recruiting teams. Paul Estes recently sat down with Labbe to discuss the culture of a fully remote organization and how it differs from a central office.

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How to Make the Remote Work Transition with Ease

by Cameron Chapman

A sudden transition to remote work can be challenging. Adopting an iterative approach, maintaining strong communities, and setting up a home office that’s built for productivity are keys to success.

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The Power of Optionality, Part 1: Tech & Talent

by Erik Stettler

The greatest risks can be systematically converted into valuable opportunities via optionality. This three-part series offers a framework for evaluating risk and reward in extreme contexts while utilizing on-demand talent to leverage these opportunities fast.

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Remote Work and the Globalization of Services

by Kleanthis Georgaris

Until recently, globalization has been about the trade of goods, not services. The ability of companies to hire remote workers allows—for the first time—the global trade of services. This will have major implications for the global economy.

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Managing Performance with Distributed Teams: A Q&A with Kleanthis Georgaris

by Paul Estes

Kleanthis Georgaris is responsible for the evolution of Toptal's platform and associated products. He discusses how companies and employees can successfully transition to a remote environment, based on The Suddenly Remote Playbook, published by Toptal.

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Navigating Global Talent Management: A Q&A with Christy Schumann

by Paul Estes

Christy Schumann is Vice President of Talent Operations at Toptal, the world’s largest fully distributed company. Paul Estes recently sat down with Schumann to discuss the future of remote work and how to pair a global pool of talented freelancers with companies worldwide.

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Black Swans and the Paradigm Shift of Remote Work – COVID-19 Lessons, Part 2

by Erik Stettler

Remote work is a paradigm shift with profound implications. Here, Toptal’s Chief Economist identifies the main challenges of the traditional work paradigm. In doing so, he reveals how breaking these constraints leads to closer collaboration and more innovation than ever before.

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