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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.


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 clients see career transition as an opportunity instead of a threat. Our corporate clients are ready for new thinking when it comes to talent management and succession planning. Our individual clients are "successful, but not satisfied" and ready to 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, you will want to complete our complimentary corporate assessment and we'll be in touch for a no-obligation consultation.

If you are an individual looking for help finding a more satisfying career, take the Career Mindset Assessment or browse our catalogue of individual programs.

Of course, we'd love to hear from you. Give us a call at 1 866-319-1073, anytime.


September 2014

Fixing your Broken Talent Escalators(TM)

Sep, 8 2014 2:59 PM
Cayla Allain

Here are three challenges Challenge Factory has been asked to address in the past seven days:

A company is concerned that they are not capturing the knowledge of their longest-standing employees before they announce intentions to retire. An organization needs to onboard 1000+ new employees in the next 3 years [...]

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August 2014

A Modest Proposal: The 3-Day Work Week

Aug, 5 2014 11:49 AM
Lisa Taylor

Originally published in YouInc .

The 2nd richest man in the world must know something, right? Carlos Slim recently went public with his thoughts about fewer workdays, late retirement and the importance of leisure. Lisa Taylor argues that it’s an idea whose time seems to have come, driven by [...]

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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, October 01, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Aging in the Canadian Workforce: The New World of Work

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Council of Human Resource Executives

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  –
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Your Workplace Conference 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  –
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Encore 2014: Building an Encore Nation

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers: For love or money?


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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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