“One of my joys in life is teaming up with talented people to achieve outstanding results,” says CEO Charles Desjardins. “This way, we get to celebrate our successes together. It is very special to see this team grow while staying true to our core values.”
With offices in Canada, the U.S., and Ireland, the firm recently underwent a collective process to update and reaffirm its company values.
Absolunet's 5 values, as defined through focus groups, surveys and interdepartmental reflections, are:
In this video, members of the Absolunet team describe which value resonates with them:
Laurent Dumais-Venne, Digital Optimization Specialist at Absolunet, says that “People” is the value that resonates the most with him. After winning an Absolunet-run contest, as his prize, CEO Charles Desjardins served as his valet for the day:
"Charles picked me up from my place in the morning, brought me coffee, took me out to lunch and even shined my shoes," said Dumais-Venne. "We talked about everything from eCommerce to hockey. Honestly, the heads of our company are so down to earth; it wasn’t a shock to find out how relatable they are."
The organization's leadership also emphasizes the importance of life outside work.
A long-time advocate for the right to disconnect, Absolunet was the first technology company to be certified for work-life balance by the Quebec government back in 2013.
On hitting the 300 employee milestone, Desjardins says, “We couldn’t have reached this size without our people - those that have been with Absolunet for years and others who just joined. We want our values to permeate all of our interactions with one another, our clients and our partners.”
Absolunet currently has over 20 open positions.