Woolworths hopes to boost the performance of temporary staff hired to meet
the Christmas rush with a retention bonus scheme.
The payment incentive, called the Temporary Incentive Scheme, is equal to
four to five extra days pay – and is performance-related.
Christmas staff will need to complete their contracts with excellent conduct
and attendance records to be eligible. The scheme also requires staff to be
flexible to meet staffing needs.
The company estimates it will need 6,000 extra staff this Christmas. Last
year Woolworths cut recruitment costs by introducing online recruitment.