In The News

Challenge Factory’s fresh approach to the Future of Work attracts attention from local, national, and international media outlets.

Here are some of Challenge Factory’s recent media mentions. Our President, Lisa Taylor, often writes for or is interviewed by publications and outlets looking for new ideas that are based on proven research and real client experiences. She can be reached at [email protected].

2021

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"The Future of Work"

[email protected] Podcast – The Future of Work – November 9, Lisa Taylor

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The 2030 Project: Where does the poverty reduction fit into the Future of Work?

The 2030 Project – Ending Poverty in Canada – October 28, Lisa Taylor on Apple Podcasts

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Uncertainty in the Return to Work

Ontario Morning, with Wei Chen. CBC Radio – October 5, Lisa Taylor

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Working From Home Post-Pandemic

Moore in the Morning,  with Dave Trafford. Newstalk 1010, iHeartRadio – August 5, Lisa Taylor

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How COVID-19 stressed and tested our resilience.

THE NEXT NORMAL – July 28th, Lisa Taylor.

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“What immediate and long-term needs has the pandemic exposed in our communities?”

THE NEXT NORMAL – July 21st, Lisa Taylor.

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“If we’re successful in evolving the world of work, what does it look like for our grandchildren?”

THE NEXT NORMAL – July 14th, Lisa Taylor.

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The Great Resignation: How Employers Drove Workers to Quit

The Weekend Morning Show with Dave Trafford. Newstalk 1010, iHeartRadio – July 11, Lisa Taylor
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“Everything has meaning and meaning is a form of currency.”

THE NEXT NORMAL – July 7th, Lisa Taylor

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Don’t set up young people to expect failure — they need an environment where disaster is not the default

The Toronto Star – Op-Ed  – May 31 – Lisa Taylor and Taryn Blanchard
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Should Toxic Bosses be next to face #MeToo-type reprisals?

The Weekend Morning Show with Dave Trafford. Newstalk 1010, iHeartRadio – March 26, Ali Breen
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Creating a Best Workplace from Anywhere, for Everyone

The Weekend Morning Show with Dave Trafford. Newstalk 1010, iHeartRadio – Feb. 13
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Career Changes During The Pandemic

CBC Listen – Maritime Noon with Bob Murphy – January 26
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Improving Access To Career Supports Is Essential To Canadian Sector’s Maturity

Careering Magazine – January 19
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The US Economy lost 140,000 jobs in December, all held by women.

The Weekend Morning Show – Newstalk 1010 – January 16 – with Dave Trafford

2020

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Transitioning To Post-Secondary In A Pandemic

The Weekend Morning Show – Newstalk 1010 – November 28 – with Dave Trafford
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Hiring veterans

Ottawa Morning CBC – November 11, 2020 – with Robyn Bresnahan
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Veterans Guide Release

Ontario Morning from CBC Radio – November 11 – with Julianne Hazelwood
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Veterans An 'Adaptable, Hidden Talent Pool'

FULL PAGE FEATURE – The Toronto Sun,
November 11, 2020
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Challenge Your Talent Assumptions

PRESS RELEASE – Veteran’s Guide Book Launch Event
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Episode 14 – What to Know Before Making a Midlife Career Change — With Lisa Taylor

PODCAST:  The Ride – Life, Work, and Wealth
with Kris Dureau
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Preparing to Return to School During a Pandemic

iHeartRadio – Newstalk 1010
The Weekend Morning Show with Dave Trafford
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Part 1 - What is the Future of Work in the COVID era?

The Next Normal with Dave Trafford
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Part 2 - What’s next in the workplace?

The Next Normal with Dave Trafford
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Advice on Career Change

CBC Maritime Noon with Bob Murphy
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I’m not done yet: why companies shouldn’t push Boomers into retirement

CTV News Montreal
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Canada and The Talent Revolution

The National Institute on Ageing
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Talent Revolution: A case for a workplace reset

CBC Radio Windsor
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Why your business may benefit from a veteran

The Morning Edition – CBC Sask – November 11, 2020 – with Stefani Langenegger
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Transitioning from the military to the job market

Edmonton AM – November 11, 2020 – Mark Connolly, Tara McCarthy
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First ever Canadian Guide to Hiring Veterans launches

Hillborn Charity eNews – November 10, 2020
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A Guide to Hiring Veterans

iHeartRadio – Newstalk 1010 – November 8, 2020
Mark Towhey
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Hiring Veterans - Bias That Blinds Employers to Critical COVID-19 Business Recovery Skills

iHeartRadio – Newstalk 1010 – October 18, 2020
The Weekend Morning Show with Dave Trafford
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New Career Opportunities From COVID-19

iHeartRadio – Newstalk 1010 – August 16, 2020
The Weekend Morning Show with Jason Agnew
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The Future of Work - July 13, 2020

Chatter That Matters – Tony Chapman
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The future of work, reimagined

Chatter That Matters, Tony Chapman
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The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work

TVO The Agenda with Steve Paikin
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Lisa Taylor featured on “Exponential with Amanda Lang”

Newstalk 1010
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Companies urged to capitalize on older workers

Radio-Canada International
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The Talent Revolution: Q&A with Lisa Taylor

Encore.org
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Consider these points before writing off your people prematurely

The Globe and Mail

2019

11.27.19 The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work – CBC Radio (Ontario Morning) (archived no longer live)

10.21.19 The Daily Grind Podcast

10.01.19 The Future of Work: The Continuous Impact of Technology – The Employment Journey on PEI

08.22.19 The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work – TVO The Agenda

07.05.19 From entrepreneur to employee: Helping clients manage the transition – Careerwise By CERIC

05.29.19 I’m not done yet: why companies shouldn’t push Boomers into retirement – CTV News Montreal

04.28.19 Lisa Taylor featured on “Exponential with Amanda Lang” – Newstalk 1010 (archived no longer live)

04.23.19 Canada and The Talent Revolution – The National Institute on Ageing

04.22.19 Companies urged to capitalize on older workers – Radio-Canada International

04.22.19 Talent Revolution – CBC Radio Windsor (Ontario Morning)

04.18.19  The Talent Revolution: Q&A with Lisa Taylor – Encore.org

04.08.19 Consider these points before writing off your people prematurely (especially the elders) – The Globe and Mail

03.30.19 Too old for your job, too young to stop working. How ageism can scuttle your retirement plans – Global News

02.27.19 What “good” career management looks like – Charity Village

02.14.19 Who do Canadians trust most? Their employers, apparently – Global News

02.01.19 Retain and Gain: Employee Retention in the Non-Profit Sector – HR Professional

01.18.19 Lisa Taylor on Job Satisfaction -The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn (archived no longer available)

01.02.19 Multigenerational Workplaces – Calgary Today

01.02.19 Chief Morale Officer: a New Position Gaining Popularity in the Working World  – Charity Village

2018

10.31.18 When managers are not comfortable having career conversations – Charity Village

10.24.18 New Playbook gives non-profit leaders new tools to retain and engage staff – Hilborn: Charity e-news (archived no longer available)

10.14.18 Doing better by doing good – Paul Nazareth

03.01.18 The brood of millenials who can’t find jobs aren’t alone. Another demographic is in the same mess – Financial Post

02.23.18 Learn about key trends reshaping the workplace at the Benefits and Pension Summit – Benefits Canada

2014