My good buddy Suzanne Lucas (the infamous TheEvilHRLady) offers a good primer about signing bonuses. Written for employers — it’s an insider’s view! — this article explains what a signing bonus is, what it isn’t, and why companies grant them to job candidates. Signing bonuses aren’t just for executive-level jobs. Don’t try to negotiate your next job offer without understanding how you might score a lump-sum signing bonus!
What’s your take?
- Have you ever gotten a signing bonus in your job offer? How much?
- Did you ever have to return a signing bonus because you quit too soon?
- If you’re an employer, when and why do you give signing bonuses?