Building Excellence: PCL Construction’s Evolution with Predictive Success

By Mark Abraham  |  

2.5 min read


PCL Construction’s transformative journey with The Predictive Index® unfolds at the intersection of innovation and organizational excellence. Over 25 years, the company, anchored in Edmonton and Denver, has seamlessly integrated PI into its operations, revolutionizing HR practices from recruitment to team building. This blog explores PCL’s dynamic experience, illustrating how predictive tools redefine workplace culture and collaboration in the modern business landscape.

Company Overview

PCL, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and Denver, Colorado, is a distinguished group of independent general contracting construction companies. Renowned for its full-service construction model, PCL leads the industry in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and innovation. With expertise spanning from small-scale renovations to billion-dollar projects, PCL has consistently ranked among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 13 consecutive years. The company’s commitment to excellence extends to its people strategy, where The Predictive Index® (PI) has played a pivotal role for over 25 years.

The Challenge

Nadia Camphor, Human Resources Programs Specialist at PCL, embarked on the journey with The Predictive Index® eight years ago. The challenges Nadia wanted to tackle include the following:

          1) Understanding and optimizing team dynamics for enhanced collaboration

          2) Creating a holistic, people-centric workplace culture

How Predictive Success Stepped In

PCL embraced The Predictive Index® Talent Optimization Suite to elevate its team-building initiatives and workshops. Nadia highlights the transition, stating, “We use the PI Team Analytics function to get an understanding of how teams can better work together.” The Predictive Index® became a cornerstone for PCL’s team building, spreading across the organization and transforming how employees approached collaboration and communication.

The Predictive Index Manager Development Chart™ played a crucial role in PCL’s 18-month supervisor onboarding program and Leadership Academy Programs. Leaders engaged with PI Certified HR Representatives to identify areas for development and self-awareness. Nadia underscores the impact, noting, “The PI results really help us identify and drive what those action areas are.”

Adopting the Predictive Index®

With over 4,000 employees spanning Canada, the U.S., and Australia, PCL successfully integrated The Predictive Index® into its organizational DNA. Nadia emphasizes the broad adoption, stating, “It’s not only HR, but also supervisors and senior leaders who have their own success stories.” The Predictive Index® became instrumental in building relationships, supporting supervisors, and enhancing leadership development programs at PCL.

In Nadia’s words, “The Predictive Index® has been a catalyst and an important piece of the puzzle in terms of building relationships, supporting supervisors, and making our leadership development programs so effective at PCL.” The tool, deeply ingrained in the company’s culture, enables employees to share their feelings and needs, fostering a collaborative and adaptable work environment.

PCL Construction’s journey with The Predictive Index® showcases how predictive success can be a transformative force, driving engagement, understanding, and success in the modern workplace.

About Predictive Success

Predictive Success empowers leaders to optimize workforce performance through proven talent management methodologies, high-performing team-building technology, and collected employee or potential candidate data. To learn more about how you can work with our team, please contact us today.


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