Hi Dion, great to have you here. What's your rec on the quick and dirty way of assessing if the candidate is capable of what he or she claims on their resume?
I don't have a good solution here across the board. I have been playing around with a way to do this through some services. Right now it is manual in that we often give people (options) for items to build on their own time first.
Where we can use open source we do that. E.g. for our node teams you can go to hapi, grab an issue, and fix it! The good thing about this is that you are doing something very useful too!