Decathlon provides two options while hiring employees: the short one (posting the vacancy on recruitment websites; holding a video interview or an interview with the manager) and the extended one, which includes group interviews of 20-30 people for a better acquaintance with the company, business games and sports, between the video recording and the interview with manager.
Our colleague from ABC Consulting suggested to try out the new digital technology - video interview. After conducting a market research, the choice fell on the HR tech tool called VCV. This platform allows recording videos as answers to the questions preselected and discussed within the company. Testing of the service began in August, and in October 2016. The new technique was included into the compulsory selection process for all job vacancies in the 49 Decathlon chain stores.
If a candidate turns down taking the video interview, it is important to understand his or her reasons. If the person is shy or unable to act in front of the camera, it is necessary to determine whether these personal traits are important for your company.
If the applicant does not have time for recording the video, probably one is not interested enough in this position. If the candidate does not have the right technical equipment for it, it is possible to skip this step and to move on to the next one.