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This 4-Part Process Helps One Firm Vet Top Talent

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When firms like , Ideo, and even need a freelance Java expert or UX designer -- and they need it, like, yesterday -- they call Toptal. The $80 million company has developed a rigorous, four-part screening process: "We get thousands of applicants every month," says cofounder and CEO Taso du Val, "and we take the top 3 percent." Here's how Toptal vets its freelancers.

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Hurdle One: Soft-Skills Screening

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