Decathlon is a French mass-market sports and leisure retailer founded in 1976. Today it operates in 70 countries and has more than 1,700 stores worldwide.
For several years now, Decathlon has been facing a steady increase in the volume of HR documents requiring management. To remain productive, the company had to find a solution for digitising and automating its HR documents.
Decathlon issues thousands of payslips, stakeholder statements and mandatory profit-sharing statements annually. HR managers waste enormous time and money on printing, sorting and sending documents. The administrative management of HR documents needed to be simplified To reduce costs and ensure the efficient monitoring of distributions.
As an innovative company, Decathlon sought an efficient and user-friendly solution to facilitate the sharing and flow of information between different levels of the organisation. In doing so, it wanted to develop a collaborative spirit. Having a single provider to manage the entire chain was a priority. For the sake of rapid deployment, Decathlon wanted to limit its configuration of a solution to the problems of the job role and liberate itself from the technical aspects.
“A project of this kind doesn't just relate to HR. It's a real business development project in which change management is essential. Convincing people and transforming working practices are important. The professionalism of the UKG teams allowed for a smooth transition’”
Decathlon implemented the UKG solution for digitising, distributing and archiving HR documents and providing innovative services to its employees. Having a single provider to manage the whole chain was vital in this choice.
The first stage was to offer employees digitised payslips before extending this paperless approach to all remuneration-related documents. Thanks to the electronic Employee Vault, staff receive and store their HR documents on a secure and easily accessible platform. Everything is centralised, and considerable time savings can be made in searching for information.
Decathlon chose UKG for its innovative functionalities but also for its teams, which succeeded in creating a true partnership from the very start of the project. An expert provider and pioneer of HR digitisation, UKG provided Decathlon with effective and efficient support and succeeded in breaking down barriers.
A project of this kind doesn't just relate to HR. It's a real business development project in which change management is essential. Convincing people and transforming working practices are important. The professionalism of the UKG teams allowed for a smooth transition’, explains Fabrice Pennequin.
Thanks to the UKG platform, Decathlon has achieved productivity gains by reducing time-consuming tasks associated with the distribution and archiving of HR documents to a minimum. The entire process is now automated, enabling HR managers to focus on tasks with higher value addition.
The digitisation of HR documents has enabled Decathlon to reduce its consumption of paper and ink, an eco-friendly choice corresponding to its commitment to sustainable development. An enormous historical catch-up has been achieved in record time: more than 25 years of archives have been integrated into the platform- more than a million documents. Moreover, thanks to UKG, the HR department has reduced its document distribution and archiving costs by 43%.
By centralising all remuneration-related documents on the secure UKG platform, Decathlon avoids the need to circulate and handle sensitive documents. All communication takes place via efficient request management tools and electronic mail.
An innovative service for employees
For several years now, Decathlon has officially been a Great Place to Work, marking it as a fantastic organisation to be a part of. Offering its employees a modern and user-friendly digital Employee Vault is an excellent way for Decathlon to demonstrate its innovative approach once again. This solution enables all employees to securely store their personal and professional information and documents for 50 years. And the service has been a great success as Decathlon has recorded an uptake rate of over 50% in 6 months.