This may be stupid but

I created a test of my own that I typically give to candidates. This has
proved very helpful in determining if the prospective hire has strengths in
the areas I need. Everytime I have skipped using the "test" I get burned.
That being said I am still looking for attitude and work ethic as being a
major component of the decision. Uh..I just realized I started this thread,
I better be sit back and be quiet.

I know, that e-bay used test to select a candidates, as well...