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Faced with large numbers of soon-to-retire employees? Turnover among high-potentials? Talk to us about solutions that engage your employees, reduce your risk and protect your revenue. 


If you’re successful but not satisfied, in the midst of a traditional career, or want to unretire, we can help you decide what’s next. You have more options than you think.


Ready for your next step? We're here to help. Explore, plan and transition with confidence - at any age.

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April 2015

Moving to Non-Profit? Don't be a Career Tourist.

Apr, 13 2015 9:32 AM
Lisa Taylor

Tourists are interested in the places they visit and use how things are done at home as a reference for what's different while away. The amount of advanced preparation is limited to what will support the tourist's ability to successfully navigate for the purpose of a short-term experience in a new place. There is always a goal to return home. Internships and contracts can provide tourist-type opportunities. Fixed in scope and duration they allow you to experience new lands while still being tethered to how the work world operates in your previous experiences. These experiences may lead you to make a permanent move, but that outcome is not necessarily the fixed goal from the beginning.

Changing sectors is not for career tourists.

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5 tips to transition into a non-profit career

Apr, 13 2015 9:25 AM
Lisa Taylor

Working for a charity or launching a dog grooming business or working in a kitchen making wonderful desserts are all equally valid options. The right path for you is which of the options allow you to use your talents, pursue your passions, meet your needs and make an impact that matters to you. All of the jobs listed make an impact and are needed. It is up to you to determine which will be the most compelling.

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About Challenge Factory: Innovative workforce transformation, talent management and coaching solutions

Challenge Factory is Canada’s leader in workforce transformation solutions that address changing demographics. We are research and analytics based, apply new thinking to programs we offer individual clients and develop innovative, practical solutions for organizations.
Our approach identifies longevity as a catalyst for change. As Boomers shift career patterns, there are implications for Gen X and Gen Y employees. Our clients are trailblazers in today’s Talent Revolution, capitalizing on new opportunities while minimizing workforce risk and cost. Our Legacy Careers® Toolkit includes consulting, training and coaching programs for employees, managers and leadership teams. We are always available to discuss your specific needs.


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