Retail businesses operate in a highly regulated environment where compliance with laws and regulations is essential. They need to comply with labor laws, safety regulations, and data privacy laws, among others. Failure to comply with these laws can result in hefty fines, legal action, and reputational damage. Compliance with laws and regulations also helps to ensure the safety and well-being of employees and customers.

Retail brands rely on their employees to deliver high-quality customer service, maintain store cleanliness, and ensure product availability. Failure to comply with company policies and procedures can result in negative customer experiences, which can impact brand reputation and sales.

By ensuring employee compliance in onboarding, retail brands can reduce the risk of compliance-related issues, improve the customer experience, and protect their brand reputation. Effective onboarding programs that emphasize compliance can help new employees understand the importance of compliance and provide them with the tools and resources they need to comply with company policies and procedures. This can result in a more engaged and motivated workforce, better customer experiences, and improved business outcomes.

According to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, the average cost-per-hire in the retail industry is $3,328, with an average time-to-fill of 29 days. Effective onboarding can help to reduce turnover and improve retention, which can result in significant cost savings for retail brands.

NextBee offers a comprehensive employee onboarding and compliance platform that comes with a range of features and tools to help businesses ensure employee compliance.

Here are the top 10 NextBee features to help ensure employee compliance and onboarding:
1. Customizable Onboarding Programs
NextBee offers customizable onboarding programs that can be tailored to the specific needs of each employee. These programs provide new hires with the training and resources they need to perform their duties effectively and efficiently. You will be able to ensure that all new employees receive consistent training and are fully prepared to perform their roles. This can help to improve compliance and reduce errors and misunderstandings.

2. Gamification Tools
NextBee’s gamification features can help to motivate employees and encourage compliance with company policies and procedures. You will be able to create games and challenges that reward compliance and good performance. This helps retail brands create an engaging and rewarding work environment. NextBee’s platform also allows HR managers to track employee progress and identify areas for improvement, so all new employees are up to date on important policies and procedures and are performing their duties in compliance with company standards.

3. Rewards and Incentives
Our platform allows retail managers to offer a range of rewards and incentives to encourage compliance and improve employee engagement. These rewards can include gift cards, bonuses, and other perks that help to motivate employees to perform at their best. Employees who complete compliance and submit training assignments on time can choose a reward that interests them. This encourages employees to take their responsibilities seriously and perform their duties to the best of their abilities.

4. Real-Time Feedback
With NextBee’s feedback collection module, retail managers can identify potential compliance issues before they become a problem. By collecting feedback from employees on an ongoing basis, businesses can identify areas for improvement and take corrective action in a timely manner. Real-time feedback can also help to improve employee engagement by giving employees a voice and making them feel heard. You will be able to create a positive and collaborative work environment, where employees are more likely to comply with company policies and procedures.

5. Performance Analytics
Performance analytics tools can help businesses track employee performance and identify areas for improvement. Store managers can easily identify trends and patterns that may indicate compliance issues or other problems. You can measure the effectiveness of training programs and other initiatives designed to improve compliance and onboarding. Our solution offers detailed insights that highlight where additional training or resources are required.

6. Automated Onboarding Workflows
NextBee’s automated onboarding workflows help businesses streamline the onboarding process and reduce manual errors. New employees receive the same level of training and support, regardless of the person responsible for onboarding. Reduce the time and resources required for onboarding, freeing up HR staff to focus on other important tasks.

7. Compliance Tracking Module
NextBee’s compliance tracking module allows businesses to monitor employee compliance with company policies and procedures. Easily meet regulatory requirements and avoid potential fines or legal action.

8. Learning Management System (LMS)
NextBee also provides retail brands with a centralized platform for managing employee coaching and development. By offering a range of training resources and materials, you can ensure that your new hires have the knowledge and skills they need to perform their roles effectively. Our coaching module also allows businesses to track employee progress and identify areas for improvement. This ensures that all employees receive the training they need to comply with company policies and procedures.

9. Communication Tools
NextBee’s integrated chat module lets HR Managers communicate with new hires in real-time. They can send messages related to onboarding, pending tasks and assignments, and more. Employees can share updates within chat so you can stay up-to-date on their progress. Also, new hires can reach out to the manager if they have questions and get instant support, eliminating any unnecessary roadblocks and delays.
Apart from these, the platform provides several other tools that include:

  • Training Modules (w/Learning Management Systems)
  • Quizzes & Trivia for Product/Brand Knowledge
  • Onboarding Challenges
  • Process & Safety Certifications
  • eSign for Process and Training Completion (w/Docusign)
  • Community Voting
  • Employee Forums (w/ WordPress)
  • Kudos to Peers
  • The nomination of Peers Polling
  • Welcome Bonus
  • Log Back In
  • Product Up-sells
  • Specialized Contests
  • Friend Referral Offers
  • First, to Finish/Adopt New Training Initiatives
  • Recognition of New Employee/Team Onboarding
  • Support Manager
  • Credits for Above and Beyond Efforts
  • Level Ups for Team Support – Weekend and Holiday Work, Overtime Work, Taking Shift from a Peer Task Completion
  • Checklists HR and Compliance
  • Forms of Safety Course Training
  • Safety Checklist
  • Workplace Cleanliness Photos

If you want to have more meaningful and fulfilling onboarding sessions that engage new hires, then you need to connect with them. Show them that your company is the best choice and create trust to sustain long-term relationships. That’s what every employee wants to feel part of something and know their company is more than just making profits.

NextBee’s employee onboarding and compliance platform is dedicated to providing the best-in-class employee experience. From Day 1, we work with the best practices you need to incorporate to onboard and garner a more substantial interaction.

Talk to us now to schedule a live demo of our platform.