Provide your candidate with a safe environment in which it is all right to ‘fail’. Encourage him to experiment and play with new ideas and concepts and to continue this creative process.
Consider a certain issue or a problem with your candidate during a brainstorming session. Encourage him to come up with wild ideas.
Consider a certain problem with your candidate by brainstorming and try to come up with at least five different solutions.
Link your candidate to a colleague who is very much oriented on innovation; let them discuss each other’s ideas. Discuss his experiences afterwards.
Encourage your candidate to ask others for 360º feedback regarding his creativity. What are his strengths and what could be improved? Discuss the results with the candidate.