I can see it from your point of view.
I wouldn’t hire a band for my wedding without hearing them play a few songs first!
But, technical tests only give you a snapshot of what a developer will be like if they come and work for you. You want the whole picture.
So often, I see hiring managers give candidates a technical test so they can easily eliminate them before they’ve even met them. When you do that, you miss out on meeting the human behind the code – their character, morals, potential and capacity to learn.
"I never do technical tests either as a candidate or a hiring manager. I can find out what I need to know from a conversation. It’s more about attitude than what they can remember off the top of their head in a simulated test."
You can only know if a developer is right for your company when you get a 360-degree view.
Sure, interviews can be time-consuming and you’ve got a lot on your plate.
But, how many excellent developers have you missed out on because you didn’t dig a little deeper?