The final solution to this is more palatable, giving the candidate a single week-to-month long project with no strict timeline and paying them market rate for the work.
A culture fit interview is supposed to help hiring managers decide if you will mesh well with the existing team.
In our first interview, talk to me about your team's culture and ask me how I'll help grow it.
An interview needs to be a two-way street, and if the company isn't providing that two-way street, I'm not going to enjoy working there anyway.
Now, I understand that this isn't a comprehensive list and that plenty of brilliant people are going to disagree with me, but I've put this together after a lot of tech interviewing experience (on both sides of the t