Does anybody give prospective management candidates case studies or exercises to work through as part of the interview process?
We have exercises that we have individual contributors do when they come for all-day interviews. This helps us see their critical thinking and presentation skills when given a novel problem and not much time (it is 45 minutes).
We've used something similar for managers/directors but are debating whether to continue it.
I'm wondering if others has given or experienced these types of interview exercises?
(BTW, I work in Silicon Valley where Google and other companies often give engineers problems to solve so it's normal in some circles...)