We are looking to hire software developers.
The current trend right now is to give candidates a challenge before even talking to them. Most of these are at least a couple of hours long.
I think it's unfair to ask for such committment. At the same time, I do want to give a 5-10 min challenge as a filter, like a famous FizzBuzz.
What I'm worried about, is that the candidates will copy and paste the answer into the email and render this filter useless. The general problem is that I want to give a very simple test, as to make sure that it is truly a 5-10 min commitment and so to keep it meaningful I need to keep the test time limited.
Of course, I can set up 10min Zoom calls. But that defeats the purpose. I can do something similar with sending out emails and recording reply times. But again, it's a large time investment.
Question: Are there any online text editors that will record what the user puts in and then give the ability to replay it? Are there alternative tools that could help in our situation?
PS. Workplace might not be the right place for this question. Please direct me to a more appropriate place if that's the case