Client insights

Technical tests and digging deeper.

Hiring managers.

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.

  • The CV gives you 60 degrees
  • A telephone interview provides another 60 degrees
  • The technical test gives you another 60 degrees
  • A face-to-face meeting gives you the missing 180 degrees

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?