In the war for talent, are you like the Ukranians or the Russians? Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu Linux obviously hasn’t heard that the labor market is tight. One candidate published the email describing their hiring process, and it has gone viral on the internet.
In addition to to a 40 bullet point written interview, there is an aptitude assessment, personality assessment, culture assessment, HR assessment, peer interview, tech assessment, hiring manager interview and senior lead interview. The candidate withdrew their application.
If you have a hard time attracting the talent you need, examine what your hiring process looks like from the application side. Unless you actively fight to keep it simple, it will insidiously accumulate additional steps and bullet points until it degenerates into a ridiculous CYA-box-checking-exercise. You should be able to decide whether to hire someone based on their resume and two interviews.