This piece discusses how to navigate take home assignments as a tool for effective and equitable hiring. It explains why take home assignments are a useful component in the screening and hiring process and how to ensure that they are being used in an equitable and fair manner. It offers advice and best practices on setting expectations and guidelines for take home assignments while considering diversity. It also provides sample templates for evaluating take home assignments and highlights key considerations to help make the assignment more equitable, such as offering access to resources and time flexibility. Ultimately, this article aims to help employers create equitable and effective take-home assignments that are more likely to find the best candidate for the job.