Asda gives employees a festive thank you

EXCLUSIVE: Asda has given employees a festive thank you, which includes a £20 gift voucher to spend at the grocery store, contributions towards their Christmas party, and a free Christmas lunch.

The thank you is packaged up in a card, which each line manager personally writes to each staff member.

Employees received the card during the week of 5 November. Jane Earnshaw, head of reward and recognition at Asda, said: “The reason they received it early is that we have a special discount event for our employees at the end of November, which gives them more discounts.”

Asda’s 177,000 employees receive a 10% discount on its products, but this will be increased to 20% on 20 and 21 November on certain festive items.

“It is a real feel-good factor for our employees,” said Earnshaw. “It is our busiest trading time, and actually helping our employees at that time is really important to us.”