Update 2: the Twitter thread below inspired me and posted a thought on LinkedIn – it received 6000+ views in just 2 weeks, so I copied it here as well:
Requiring to do a design task when hiring designers is the wrong way. It can reveal that your company's design leadership is unsure about their own abilities and processes. Portfolio with case studies should be enough. Tip: make sure your design leaders have portfolios too!
This long thread on twitter below caught the eye of the most experienced global design leaders. Recommended read if you are about to hire designers or developers:
Update 1: a few days later an article was born out of the Twitter thread: https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/have-creative-hiring-processes-gone-too-far-stink-studios-opinion-280220