DEVELOPING SKILLS AND UNCOVERING TALENT

Providing employees with training throughout their careers is essential for them to maintain the skill sets that they need to develop all our company’s strategies.

Training ensures that teammates are able to pursue their professional development, both for skills directly linked to their jobs and for their overall personal development, by helping them adapt to the many changes in their work environment.

Decathlon makes sure that every teammate has the resources they need at every point in their careers to help them become more autonomous while also creating new positions and providing opportunities to develop new skills.

By changing the way that knowledge is passed on, especially by defining the role specialists play at the company, we have shifted the emphasis to sharing knowledge and real-world experiences while continuing to prioritise self-assessment and the digital transformation.

This learning method promotes teammate autonomy by stressing the importance of skill development and personal fulfilment through an agile structure that is open to all.

2018 ESSENTIALS

Decathlon defined the role of company specialists for greater agility in the roll-out and sharing of skills knowledge bases.

Decathlon made it easier for all our teammates to access skill-building tools through the decathlon academy platform.

Decathlon exchange continued to add centres and embassies throughout the world. Their goal is to promote personal development, empower our teammates and convey our corporate culture.

“We needed to launch and update this digital platform in China so that we could deliver a powerful learning experience to all our teammates. Our goal was to encourage them to play an active role in their own learning, especially by leveraging the post-training self-assessments. Plus, China’s rapid economic development meant that we had to offer a mobile solution that was easy to use and accessible from any device. The initial feedback since we updated the platform is highly encouraging: our teammates say that the platform is more efficient and more in line with the direction our company is taking.”

TRACY SHI
TRACY SHI
DECATHLON ACADEMY LEADER FOR CHINA

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR AN ACROSS-THE-BOARD IMPACT

Sustainable Development is a theme with its own dedicated section on Decathlon Academy. We chose to organise the challenges in connection with this topic on the platform so that we could cover all the Sustainable Development roles at Decathlon and offer a training programme for each of the identified jobs.

In 2018 an in-house barometer found that what teammates wanted most was to make a real difference on the ground, where they work. To help with this, sustainable development training programmes for every level are now available on Decathlon Academy. An online course (comprising 20 e-learning modules: understanding the issues, understanding eco-design, understanding the carbon footprint, etc.) was developed to help all our Decathlon employees learn about the challenges and test their knowledge.

At the same time, we developed and rolled out an engaging training programme specifically for our stores in France to give our teammates what they were asking for: a chance to organize sustainable development initiatives that  are part of their daily lives. This training course was developed in collaboration with around 20 employees from all over France.

CHARLES FRYS
Meeting with CHARLES FRYS

ROLLER SPORTS LEADER AT THE STORE IN LEERS, FRANCE

WHY WAS THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROJECT IMPORTANT FOR YOUR STORE?
This is something I believe in and an important topic for our company in today's world, especially given how big we are! It's an issue that I really care about. More and more of our teammates are becoming attuned to this, which is why we created this course; our goal was to develop a comprehensive training programme for the stores and to have sustainable development leaders in each store.
WHAT CONCRETE STEPS HAVE YOU TAKEN IN THE WAKE OF THE TRAINING?
At the Leers store we started with small steps like replacing all disposable cups with reusable ones and implementing a "zero discarded product" target thanks to partnerships, as well as a project at the Lompret warehouse to give products a second life.