Amazon is offering UK warehouse staff a £50 weekly bonus if they turn up to work on time, as it continues its struggle to retain workers.
Just a week after launching £1000 “golden hello” welcome bonuses for UK warehouse staff and days after announcing plans to hire 55,000 new staff across its global workforce, Amazon is now offering “attendance bonuses” to staff.
Staff at a number of Amazon’s UK fulfilment centres, including Durham and Gateshead, will receive a £50 weekly reward for 100 per cent attendance of their scheduled shifts.
This excludes any time taken off due to coronavirus or under the Equality Act, which pertains to absences due illnesses related to disabilities.
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“We are currently offering an attendance bonus at a number of locations to permanent associates to support our summer demand and help us prepare for the festive season ahead,” an Amazon spokesperson said.
Amazon is just one of many UK retailers offering bonuses to attract and retain staff, but according to a recent report from the New York Times, could have a harder time than its rivals.
The online giant is understood to have a staff turnover rate in the US of 150 per cent, a figure so severe that some executives are reportedly concerned it will run out of eligible workers.
Despite this, it comes amid a growing labour crisis in the UK, with job vacancies hitting a record 953,000 in the three months to July.