Hiring programmers is a complex process. You need to find someone with the competence to perform the work and the temperament to work well with a team. In game programming, you also have to find people who will do highly technical work while making less than they could in just about any other industry.
But, the industry does itself no favors here. The way we test and judge programmers demonstrates a mindset stuck in the past. Let’s take a look, shall we?