Do you like to present your candidates with a coding challenge before starting the interview process? Could there be a better way?
Danny Butler- Principle data scientist at Darwin Recruitment, and Nico Perony from Oto.ai offices explore the effectiveness of coding challenges compared to a more interactive approach, conducted in the more relaxed and natural environment of the office.
Discussing a piece of code for style, correctness, maintainability and readability, offers greater insight into the candidates' competence, thought process, character and personality to determine their suitability for the role.
Additionally, engineers are often more comfortable in their own environment, surrounded by their own resources. A coding challenge may not be the best way to assess the candidate's technical capabilities, as it does not take into account the wider team dynamics.
We recommend taking a more interactive approach, such as a pair programming session or technical interview. This allows the interviewer to evaluate the candidate's ability to solve problems in a collaborative environment.
At Darwin Recruitment, we believe that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to recruitment. We encourage companies to take a holistic approach, considering both the coding challenge and a more interactive approach.
This is essential viewing for companies in the market for new software engineers!
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