Golden Hello

A signing bonus offered to a candidate from a rival company. Unlike a typical signing bonus, a golden hello is specifically designed to entice employees of competing firms to leave. A golden hello is more likely to be extended to executive-level employees than to lower-level employees.

A golden hello signing bonus may run into the millions of dollars. This is a calculated risk by the hiring company, as they hope that the value and knowledge that the poached executive brings will exceed the cost of the bonus. Following the financial crisis of 2008-2009, such compensation methods have become controversial.


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  • golden hello — /goʊldən həˈloʊ/ (say gohlduhn huh loh) noun Colloquial an inducement, usually a substantial increase in salary or other benefits, offered to a senior executive to persuade them to join a company: *In the United States teachers are offered… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • golden hello — golden hel lo n BrE informal a large amount of money that is given to a new employee, in order to persuade them not to go to work for another organization ▪ New teachers are given golden hellos …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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