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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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Challenge Factory challenges old career thinking

Challenge Factory’s fresh thinking, unique processes and tools—and our passion—have led to assignments with some of North America's largest organizations. 

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May 2015

Three MLB baseball related career change lessons

May, 25 2015 10:35 AM
Lisa Taylor

As we enter June it is a good time to be reminded that a refresher on the rules of career advancement is helpful. In years gone by, common wisdom indicated that summer was a slower time for career change. This is no longer the case. Summer is now one of the most active times for professionals to forge meaningful relationships and identify next roles. The rules have changed and if you base your plans and decisions on outdated convention you risk missing great opportunities to score your home run. 

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Time to plant career seeds

May, 12 2015 3:32 PM
Lisa Taylor

Three times each year the career curious and talent trailblazers turn in droves to programs and resources that fuel career exploration. Three times when the question "What's Next?" seems to get louder in your ears and, under the right conditions, you start to take steps to explore what might be...

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We love bringing people together and providing unique experiences. Here are a few upcoming events. To see the full list, click here.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Careers Café

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Own the Interview - Workshop

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers

Tuesday, July 07, 2015  –
Thursday, July 09, 2015

CERIC Summer Skills Academy


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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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