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.