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New ideas about work

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.


Challenge Factory is the North American leader in developing and implementing creative and practical solutions for the aging workforce. Tap into our latest ideas and news about the exciting things we’re doing. 

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Challenge Factory challenges old career thinking

Challenge Factory is the only company in North America completely focused on helping organizations and individuals see career transition as an opportunity instead of a threat.

We help businesses and government agencies understand and manage the impact of soon-to-retire boomers on their budgets, succession planning and talent recruiting and retention. We also help individuals of all ages who are successful but not satisfied explore new career paths.

Challenge Factory’s fresh thinking, unique processes and tools—and our passion—have led to assignments with some of Canada’s largest organizations. If you are a business leader with large numbers of employees approaching retirement, please learn more or get in touch for a no-obligation conversation. If you are an individual looking for help finding a more satisfying career, read more about Challenge Factory, or contact us to get started.

April 2014

Career branding and the SweetSpot

Apr, 8 2014 1:02 PM
Cayla Allain

Each month the Toronto Challenge Factory community comes together for Coffee and Careers . This one hour gathering usually includes a combination of clients, alumni and those just finding out about Challenge Factory and looking to have interesting Legacy Career® conversations with others excited about “What’s Next.”

April’s session focused [...]

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March 2014

CBC dialogue on older workers

Mar, 22 2014 1:12 PM
Lisa Taylor

CBC World Report and ran an analysis piece on March 7th that highlighted the need for new thinking when it comes to employment patterns. Read the original piece, as well as the follow up analysis that summarizes the hundreds of comments from across Canada. Join the discussion - add your comment here.

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We love bringing people together and providing unique experiences. Here are our next five events. To see the full list, click here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

MacLeod Law Firm: Wine Tasting and Employment Law Seminar

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Generations 2014: Successful Strategies for the Multigenerational Workplace

Wednesday, May 07, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers

Wednesday, June 04, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers

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About Challenge Factory: Innovative talent management and career services.

Challenge Factory brings a unique approach to career transition and corporate talent management. As a corporate client, you will find us innovative but practical, with a firm grasp of demographics and current trends and a keen sense of your need to protect revenues and manage budgets. As an individual client, you will gain new energy for your career and certainty about your next steps. Both individual and corporate programs incorporate high impact, customized career test-drives. Our approach is research-based and experiential and includes formal assessments, online tools, professional career coaching and consulting, and day-in-the-life experiences. We are always available to discuss your specific needs.

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