Challenge Factory’s Blog
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How to welcome a co-op student to your workplace the right way
Sydney Grenier has joined Challenge Factory as a Bilingual Research and Consulting Intern. She explores three identity-based lessons from her onboarding experience that employers, interns, and co-op students need to know.
France’s retirement age crisis isn’t about age. It’s about trust.
Sometimes the Future of Work topic making headlines hides the story we should be paying attention to.
For great advocacy, sometimes you have to spoil the story
How can career development professionals advocate for their field and educate about its importance? We found out during an appearance before the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.
I never could have predicted how I’d be celebrating 11 years at Challenge Factory
Coinciding with this proud career moment is an opportunity to represent Challenge Factory before the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.
Cannexus23 recap: How I discovered the hidden sector of career development
Career development is about so much more than jobs, and the sector is more than ready to lead us in shaping a sustainable Future of Work.
Where have all the workers gone? Here are 4 definitive answers.
You asked. We answered. Here are the four places where all the workers have gone.
We have eight years to rethink “how old is old”
Canada’s ageing population is not a problem. It is long-life potential. In 2030, the last of the baby boomers will reach 65 years old. That’s our deadline for avoiding an age-based workforce crisis.
Legacy Careers® are a powerful answer to tight labour market questions
Career timelines are changing. Understanding and capitalizing on a 50+ workforce is a key part of the Talent Revolution, leading to a sustainable, successful Future of Work.
Things don’t have to be better for you to feel better
We could dwell on everything that seems terrible in the world today. Or we can reaffirm our capacity to affect change—as individuals, organizations, and communities.
Our hiring resources change how employers think about Veterans
Quality employer-focused education can lead to positive Veteran hiring outcomes and stronger overall recruitment and retention practices.
Amidst ongoing labour shortages, small businesses can build confidence in their hiring
We followed two dozen small organizations as they learned about military Veterans as a hidden talent pool. After six months, employer confidence was up and Veterans had been hired.
Think you know how to manage through a recession? Think again.
We’ve never experienced a recession like this before. It’s a costly mistake to follow our instincts and treat people-related programs as discretionary. Here’s why.