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Vice-president, HR and professional development
As VP of HR at PCL Construction, Mike Olsson takes great pride in the company once again being named a Platinum Level winner of Aon’s Best Employers 2017, not to mention PCL’s 17-year track record on the list. PCL was also named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2015.
Olsson considers the establishment of the PCL Leadership Academy to be his department’s most significant achievement in 2016. The initiative was launched to provide all employees with opportunities to develop leadership behaviours based on PCL’s leadership philosophies, principles and practices. The academy is in keeping with the spirit of the company’s founder, Ernie Poole, who listed “employ[ing] the highest-grade people obtainable” as his first business rule. To carry on the tradition of strategic investment in people and a performance-driven culture, Olsson says his top priority for 2017 is an enhanced focus on metrics and analytics.