“It’s to test a job candidate’s critical thinking skills, see how they think through a problem out loud, solve through a problem and come up with the best solution, not always the right solution, but the best solution,” Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor’s community expert, told Fast Company.
An older article, but an interesting one. I’m always interested in how people find and sift through talent, and odd questions always come up as an effective method. I personally like to ask if the candidate has ever played Tetris, and if so, were they any good at it. Weird, right?