Argos waives qualifying period for staff discount

Argos has waived the three month waiting period on its staff discount scheme to help recruit 15,000 temporary workers for the Christmas season.

To help attract seasonal workers, all temporary staff will qualify immediately for the company’s 10% employee discount scheme on goods at Argos, to help attract them with promises of savings on their Christmas shopping during the credit crunch.

Managing director, Sara Weller, said: “It provides a fantastic opportunity for those looking for temporary work over the Christmas period to benefit from flexible working opportunities in stores right across the country.”

After a three-month qualifying period, Argos employees can join a voluntary benefits scheme, as well as gain access to healthcare perks, a sharesave scheme, pension and childcare benefits.